Toronto takes on Tampa Bay on 4-game win streak

Toronto Maple Leafs (51-20-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (46-22-8, third in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 8:00 PM EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Toronto will try to extend its four-game winning streak with a win against Tampa Bay.

The Lightning are 13-8-3 in division play. Tampa Bay is fifth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.3 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 33.

The Maple Leafs are 14-7-1 against opponents in the Atlantic. Toronto is second in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.9 goals per game, led by Auston Matthews with 58.

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In their last meeting on April 4, Toronto won 6-2. Matthews scored a team-high three goals for the Maple Leafs in the win.

TOP PERFORMANCE: Stamkos leads the Lightning with 54 assists and has 87 points this season. Nikita Kucherov has eight goals and six assists in the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Mitch Marner leads the Maple Leafs with a total of 61 assists and has 95 points. Matthews has eight goals and seven assists in the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.9 minutes penalty while stopping three goals per game with a save percentage of 0.897.

Maple Leafs: 8-1-1, averaging 4.8 goals, 8.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes, while conceding 3.2 goals per game with a serve rate of 0.896.

INJURIES: Lightning: None listed.

Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin: Out (undisclosed), Auston Matthews: Day to Day (undisclosed), Petr Mrazek: Out (groin).

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

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