Looking to win their fourth in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning were blitzed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday to fall 7-3 at Air Canada Centre. With the Maple Leads leading 2-1, the goals came fast and furious midway through the second period. Steven Stamkos added his league-leading 27th goal of the season on a breakaway centering pass fromMartin St. Louis to even it up at 2-2.
Just thirty seconds later, however, Joffrey Lupul would flip the puck into the air from the neutral zone, perfectly placing it right in front of a streaking Mikhail Grabovski who would go top shelf for the 3-2 lead. Tampa would even it just a minute later when Pavel Kubina ripped a slapshot from the point to make it 3-3. But only 15 seconds later, Darryl Boyce would get it right in front of the net and slam it home for the fourth goal in just a two minute span.
The Maple Leafs would not look back from there, as Matt Frattin added their fifth goal in the final minute of the frenetic second period. Mathieu Garon gave up the first four goals before being pulled in favor of Dwayne Roloson - who promptly gave up three goals himself. Garon simply let up too many rebounds against the Leafs.
Tampa Bay will look to start another winning streak on Thursday as they continue their tour of Canada in Winnipeg against the Jets.
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