Maple Leafs host the Lightning after Matthews' 2-goal game

Tampa Bay Lightning (41-26-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (43-22-9, third in the Atlantic Division)

Toronto; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Tampa Bay Lightning after Auston Matthews scored two goals in the Maple Leafs' 6-4 win against the Florida Panthers.

Toronto is 10-9-2 against the Atlantic Division and 43-22-9 overall. The Maple Leafs have gone 23-8-1 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.

Tampa Bay has gone 41-26-7 overall with a 9-8-4 record against the Atlantic Division. The Lightning have scored 65 power-play goals, which ranks first in the Eastern Conference.

The matchup Wednesday is the third time these teams play this season. The Maple Leafs won 6-5 in overtime in the previous meeting. Matthews led the Maple Leafs with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthews has 62 goals and 36 assists for the Maple Leafs. Max Domi has eight assists over the last 10 games.

Nikita Kucherov has 42 goals and 85 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has scored 10 goals and added seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 6-3-1, averaging 4.4 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.2 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Lightning: 8-1-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Timothy Liljegren: out (upper-body), Mitchell Marner: out (ankle), Morgan Rielly: day to day (upper body), John Klingberg: out for season (hip), Matt Murray: out (hip), Joel Edmundson: day to day (undisclosed), Calle Jarnkrok: out (hand), Jake Muzzin: out for season (back).

Lightning: Jonas Johansson: day to day (lower body), Mikhail Sergachev: out (lower body).


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