Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6: Live Score, Updates, 2022 NHL Playoffs First Round Highlights

Sixty minutes isn’t enough in Tampa Bay, as the Leafs and Lightning head to overtime in game 6.

Nikita Kucherov ripped off a shot from Jack Campbell on a 5-for-3 to tie the game 3-3 in the third period. Tampa Bay was able to tie after giving up two goals in the last minute of the second half.

Tampa Bay is trying to save itself from elimination as they are down 3-2 in the series. Toronto is trying to get its first playoff series win since 2004.

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Can Lightning survive to see another day, or will the Leafs finally shake off their first-round jumpsuit? The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights.

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10:30 p.m. Eastern time: Extra time is activated. Here we go.

3rd period: Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 3

22:14: Overtime we go. 60 minutes is not enough as the game is tied 3-3. Kucherov’s goal was the long account of the third.

22:08: Hagel had a WIDE net open but failed it. He goes through the fold and out the other side. Possibly blocked by TJ Brodie. Nick Paul fed him at the back door where he was standing alone.

22:02: Maple Leafs finally get the momentum back on their side. Two great saves by Vasilevskiy on Tavares and then Kerfoot after a rebound.

21:55: Back to the force, but it’s all Lightning right now. Capable of tying the match and having controlled everything in the third.

21:52: GOAL! Nikita Kucherov breaks one from Campbell to tie the game. Tampa Bay capitalizes on 5-on-3. The Lightning had to take advantage and are still on the power play for another 58 seconds.

21:50: uh oh. Another high stick call for the Maple Leafs as Kerfoot raises his stick high on Hedman. 5 against 3 for Lightning by 1:45. Sheldon Keefe is furious.

21:49: Lightning for the power play. Kampf off for high grip Cal Foote. Great moment in the third.

21:48: The Lightning push is here. Dominating the game so far in the third, but the Campbell has been excellent, especially when it comes to limiting second-chance opportunities.

21:43: Great stop from Campbell. Nick Paul throws Brandon Hagel in front of the net, Hagel and the Maple Leafs defender crash into the net, but Campbell keeps the puck out anyway. Tampa Bay controlling the game early and throwing everything at the Toronto goalie.

21:36: The last 20 minutes are underway. Lightning trying to avoid elimination.

2nd period: Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 2

21:17: Thus, the Maple Leafs have the advantage heading into third. They have been the better team in the third period of this series and they have all the momentum in the intermission. Quiet building in Tampa.

21:16: GOAL! Wow. John Tavares gets this one with 16 seconds left. The game starts in your own zone, but you can go up to the outside zone. William Nylander pushes into the net and finds Tavares alone near the goal slot. 26 seconds after Spezza’s goal.

21:13: GOAL! The Leafs tie the game with 34 seconds left in the second. A shot from John Tavares hits Vasilevskiy and goes up. As Vasilevskiy is trying to punch the puck away, Jason Spezza gets a piece and bounces off the net. Great goal for the Leafs, who have been the best team in the third period in this series.

21:11: Opportunities at both ends. Mikheyev enters alone, but with only one hand on the cane, he makes it easy for Vasilevskiy. Then, at the other end, a Stamkos shot ricochets up front, but nothing gets past Campbell.

21:07: After Lightning controlled the game for a moment, the Leafs get a 2v1. Alexander Kerfoot tries to beat Vasilevskiy under the arm, but is swallowed by the Lightning keeper.

20:58: GOAL! Auston Matthews puts the Maple Leafs on the board. Immediately after an offensive zone faceoff, Giordano fires a shot into the net and Matthews deflects Vasilevskiy’s puck with a sensational touch. The 2-1 Lightning lead is cut in half just 54 seconds after Cirelli’s count.

20:57: In the closing moments of the power play, Kampf gets a chance on the doorstep, but Vasilevskiy comes back in big. 8:25 to the end of the second.

20:54: GOAL! What a power play by Anthony Cirelli in few hands. He steals the puck in the neutral zone, spins Giordano and shoots it past Campbell. Horrible power play effort by the Maple Leafs and it’s 2-0 Lightning.

20:51: Lightning’s Cal Foote hitched out. Bad play by Brandon Hagel, who dropped the puck below the goal line to no one, causing Foote to hook Ilya Mikheyev.

20:49: A couple more big stops from Campbell, including Zach Bogosian’s deflection of a single shot from the spot. Kucherov’s big change creates two chances, including a backhand that misses the crossbar.

20:44: Timely saves from both Campbell and Vasilevskiy. Mark Giordano rebounds and Vasilevskiy can deflect it. At the other end, Campbell drives a shot through Ryan McDonagh’s traffic.

20:37: Nothing in Lightning’s favor on the power play. Sloppy passing hurt his ability to set anything up offensively.

20:35: The second period is underway.

End of 1st period: Lightning 1, Maple Leafs 0

20:17: Lightning lead after the first 20 minutes. A lot of physical play on both sides, but clean. Tampa began to take over towards the last five minutes, taking advantage of a bad turnover that led to the Palat’s goal and will start the 2nd period in a power play.

20:15: He struggles in front of the Leafs’ net with about 30 seconds remaining, but Campbell makes a couple of big saves. However, Morgan Reilly to the box for tripping, Lightning gets the first power play of the night.

20:11: GOAL! Ondrej Palat capitalizes on a Leafs neutral zone fumble, comes in on the right side and cleans up Campbell under the blocker. 1-0 Tampa with 2:22 left in the 1st. Alexander Kerfoot dropped the pass to no one in the neutral zone, leading Palat to go in unchallenged.

20:09: First penalties of the night. Justin Holl out for interference, but Nick Paul also called for embellishment. Questionable call to Paul, the game is 4 against 4.

20:01: Lightning set up play on a faceoff results in a Nikita Kucherov shot from the slot, but Campbell parries it. Still 0-0 with less than 8 minutes to go.

19:55: The best chance of the period so far, David Kampf went solo up front for the Maple Leafs. Pierre Engvall finds it just once, but the shot goes off Brayden Point’s foot and out of play.

19:48: Fast pace in the first period, both teams going back and forth. Fair and physical game, but without dangerous scoring chances yet. Only one beep so far over seven minutes.

19:41: Puck is down, Game 6 is on!

before the game

19:20: The Leafs start their Auston Matthews-Mitch Marner-Michael Bunting top line with Jake Muzzin and TJ Brodie on the blue line.

The Lightning will start with Anthony Cirelli-Alex Killorn-Brayden Point with Victor Hedman and Erik Cernak on defense.

Jack Campbell is in the Toronto net and Andrei Vasilevskiy is in the Tampa crease.

What channel is Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6?

  • Date: Thursday, May 12
  • TV channels: TNT (United States) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live broadcast: sling tv | See TNT (USA) | SN now (Canada)

Game 6 of the Leafs-Lightning first-round series will air on TNT in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

The game can be streamed live on SN Now in Canada or Watch TNT or Sling TV in the United States.

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What time does Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6?

  • Date: Thursday, May 12
  • Weather: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Toronto and Tampa Bay will go head-to-head in Game 6 on Thursday, May 12. The disc delivery will be shortly after 7:30 pm ET at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning

Date Place Time (ET)/Result TELEVISION
Mon, May 2 in toronto maple leaves 5, lightning 0
Wednesday, May 4 in toronto lightning 5, maple leaves 3
Friday, May 6 in tampa bay maple leaves 5, lightning 2
Sun, May 8 in tampa bay lightning 7, maple leaves 3
Tue, May 10 in toronto maple Leaves 4, lightning 3
Thu, May 12 in tampa bay 7:30 pm TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
*Saturday, May 14 in toronto Determined Determined

* If necessary.

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