Maple Leafs take win streak into game against the Lightning

December 2, 2022 GMT

Toronto Maple Leafs (15-5-5, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (14-8-1, third in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs seek to build upon a five-game win streak with a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay has a 14-8-1 record overall and a 4-2-0 record in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning are eighth in the league with 102 total penalties (averaging 4.4 per game).

Toronto is 15-5-5 overall with a 4-1-0 record against the Atlantic Division. The Maple Leafs have a 13-1-3 record when scoring three or more goals.

The matchup Saturday is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Lightning won 2-1 in the previous matchup. Nicholas Paul led the Lightning with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 13 goals and 15 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has four goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

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Mitchell Marner has eight goals and 21 assists for the Maple Leafs. William Nylander has seven goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

Maple Leafs: 8-0-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.2 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body), Anthony Cirelli: day to day (shoulder).

Maple Leafs: Calle Jarnkrok: day to day (groin), Ilya Samsonov: out (knee), Joseph Woll: out (shoulder), Kyle Clifford: out (shoulder), Carl Dahlstrom: out (shoulder), Morgan Rielly: out (knee), T.J. Brodie: out (oblique), Jake Muzzin: out (neck), Jordie Benn: out (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.