Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs: Injuries, Odds, TV

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are back in action tonight at 7:00 Eastern in game two of this first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs after going up 1-0 on Tuesday. FanDuel favors Toronto in this game at -172 on the money line and an over/under at 6.5.

The metaphoric switch was seemingly flipped when the Bolts decimated the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night 7-3 in Toronto. Tampa Bay cashed in on a game littered with penalties, scoring four times on the Power Play and taking advantage of most of the opportunities they were given. Brayden Point had two goals on the night and continues to stay red hot for this Lightning team. Toronto is absolutely going to be in desperation mode tonight as they look to salvage at least a game on their home ice before traveling to Tampa.

Unfortunately, the Bolts win came at a price. Injuries for Tampa Bay was a big story coming out of game one, as Victor Hedman, Erik Cernak, and Mikey Eyssimont all left the game with injuries. According to Lightning beat writer Chris Krenn, Cernak and Eyssimont will be out for game two.

Tanner Jeannot and Victor Hedman are both set to be game time decisions for the Lightning in game two. Jeannot looks to be in position to step into the lineup with Eyssimont out for game two. If Jeannot does return Thursday night, it will be his first game action since April 6th.

As for Hedman, it seems like he will also be in the lineup after participating in the morning skate. It would take a lot to keep the big man out. With Cernak ruled out, Zach Bogosian will likely jump in on the Lightning’s right side.

Maple Leafs Forward Michael Bunting of the Toronto Maple Leafs was also suspended three games for the illegal check to the head of Erik Cernak in game one.

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