Was that win fun? I bet it was. Re-live it here with our recap!

Game 2 Recap: Payback
The Toronto Maple Leafs gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a taste of their own medicine and tie their first round series.

Here is MLHS's recap from the game they needed to win and win indeed they did.

Game in 10: Maple Leafs’ core answers the bell in dominant Game 2 win over Tampa
Circumstances be damned, the Maple Leafs needed to win this hockey game. No Erik Cernak, no Victor Hedman, and no Michael Eysimmont. Down 1-0. At home. They couldn’t lose. Not only did they even up the series, but they evened up the beatdown count, too, this time running it up on Tampa with a 7-2 […

Here is my recap from the other side at Raw Charge.

Recap: Seven for in Game 1, Seven against in Game 2
The Toronto Maple Leafs got back at the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 7-2 blowout in Game #2 of their first round series to tie the series at 1-1.

Point vs Matthews, I get that. Cirelli vs Tavares, lol. Paul vs O'Reilly, lmfao. In terms of real matchups, Cirelli was 5-8 and -1 against Matthews, Paul was 0-5 against O'Reilly and -1 against Tavares.

The Leafs moved on from Game 1, and now their task is to not get too high on their own stash after this win.

Meanwhile, the Lightning need to figure out why they lost. Spoiler alert, it's not whatever Maroon or Perry did. The game was lost long before that stuff and that's what the team will focus on. Maybe one area of focus will be the Lightning going 0/2 on the power play while the Leafs scored on two of their man advantage chances in the first two periods.

The first playoff hatty in 20 years, John Tavares is our guy.

Playoff Mo, you absolutely love it.

Leafs Prospects in the Playoffs

Ty Voit and the Sarnia Sting swept the Saginaw Spirit in four games to conclude their second round matchup. Voit had one goal and three assists in the series.

Fraser Minten also swept his team's second round opponent as the Kamloops Blazers blew out the Portland Winterhawks 10-4. Minten had an assist on the second line.

Roni Hirvonen's team, HIFK, lost the "bronze medal" game in the Liiga playoffs to finish fourth. Hirvonen didn't dress.

NHL Playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 over Tampa Bay Lightning
Series tied 1-1

New York Rangers 5-1 over New Jersey Devils
NYR lead 2-0 (uh oh, Devils fans)

Colorado Avalanche 3-2 over Seattle Kraken
Series tied 1-1

Vegas and Winnipeg were tied 2-2 heading into the third when I called it a night.


Stone leads Golden Knights to 5-2 win over Jets to even series at 1-1
The Vegas Golden Knights rediscovered their game and bounced back in a big way when they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 in Game 2 Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena. The best-of-seven first-round series is now tied at 1-1. That’s thanks to a team-wide effort that saw nine players find the