3 Keys: Lightning at Maple Leafs, Game 1 of Eastern 1st Round
Tampa Bay must recapture intensity; Toronto needs best from Samsonov in goalby Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer
(3A) Lightning at (2A) Maple Leafs
Eastern Conference First Round, Game 1
7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, BSSUN
Maple Leafs players with Toronto-area roots embrace playoff pressure
'Can't escape' recent postseason struggles entering 1st round against Lightningby Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer
TORONTO -- Try as they might, a significant number of Toronto Maple Leafs players can't hide from the beleaguered history of a franchise that has not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.
Lightning don't consider themselves underdogs against Maple Leafs
3-time defending Eastern Conference champs want to keep 'train rolling'by Corey Long / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning may have lost eight of their final 12 regular-season games, but they are ready to turn it on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Schenn, Maple Leafs ready for familiar foe in Lightning
Defenseman won Stanley Cup twice with Tampa Bay, which eliminated Toronto in 1st round last seasonby Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer
TORONTO -- Luke Schenn knows what the Toronto Maple Leafs can expect from the Tampa Bay Lightning when they face off in the Eastern Conference First Round.
Maple Leafs aware Point will be 'a lot to contend with'
Lightning forward's speed, ability to control puck present 'tough challenge' in Eastern Conference 1st Roundby Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
TORONTO -- Brayden Point scored 51 goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, 10 more than his previous NHL career high, yet the forward's accomplishment seemed to fly under the radar.
Samsonov, Maple Leafs confident entering Stanley Cup Playoffs
Goalie says Toronto is 'probably' the NHL's best team ahead of series against Lightningby Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer
TORONTO -- Ilya Samsonov said the Toronto Maple Leafs are "probably [the] best team in the League" following practice at Ford Performance Centre on Saturday.
2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Lightning 1st-round preview
Toronto hoping to flip script when Atlantic Division rivals meet for 2nd straight seasonby Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer
The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs features 16 teams in eight best-of-7 series, which start Monday.
Today, NHL.com previews the Eastern Conference First Round between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Maple Leafs to play Lightning in 1st round of Stanley Cup Playoffs
Atlantic Division rivals will meet for 2nd straight postseasonby David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer
The Toronto Maple Leafs will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.