With a 2-1 series tilt in favor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to right the ship and even up the series tonight in game four at 7:30 p.m. ET. FanDuel has the Lightning at -104 on the money line with the Maple Leafs sitting at -115 and an over/under for the game at 6.5 again.
Game three was a tough loss for Tampa Bay to swallow with a late goal by Toronto’s Morgan Reilly in overtime. The Lightning certainly outplayed the Maple Leafs for the majority of the night and even had a goal from Brayden Point disallowed due to an official’s ruling, but it ultimately resulted in a 4-3 Toronto win. The physicality of the series was on display once again with plenty of heated scrums including a fight between Steven Stamkos and Auston Matthews. Tonight is a crucial opportunity for the Lightning to even up the series at home and respond with a big effort offensively.
Brayden Point had a scary crash into the boards in the third period that saw him briefly leave the game, but he eventually returned to the ice to finish the game. Head coach Jon Cooper stated today that Point will be a game time decision for game four but believes he will be playing.
Erik Cernak will miss his third straight game Monday after being knocked out of game one.
After begin cross-checked in the face in game three by Toronto’s Sam Lafferty, Ross Colton will be playing with a black eye going forward. Lafferty was fined over $3,000 for the cross check.
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