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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions, Picks, Odds, Preview | NHL Playoffs Round 2 Game 5 May 10, 2022

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions, Picks, Odds, Preview | NHL Playoffs Round 2 Game 5 May 10, 2022

The series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs is now tied at 2-2. That makes Game 5 an even more exciting matchup, with the Lightning visiting Toronto in a pivotal showdown for the rights to take the 3-2 lead. Check out our preview below of this Lightning vs. Maple Leafs 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs game.

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Betting Preview for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2022 Playoffs Round 2 Game 5 on May 10, 2022

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:30 PM ET

Line: Tampa Bay Lightning (+1.5) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (-1.5) – view all 2021-22 NHL lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN2

Betting on the Tampa Bay Lightning (+1.5)

Regular Season Record: 51-23-8

The Lightning were not going to allow themselves get buried in a 3-1 series hole by demolishing Toronto at home in Game 4 to the tune of a 7-3 score. Tampa Bay now has two five-goal games in the series, and the team is looking forward to unloading again on the Maple Leafs’ defense. It’s a good sign for the Lightning that they are winning the possession battle in this matchup, with a 54.8 CF% through four games. It’s all about consistency for Tampa, which you can also say about the other side. Their losses thus far in the series have been bad while their wins have been absolute doozies. Defenseman Victor Hedman leads the Bolts in the series with 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists), but Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov will have to start churning out more after combining for just two of the team’s 14 goals.

The Lightning are 7-3 in their last 10 games overall.

Betting on the Toronto Maple Leafs (-1.5)

Regular Season Record: 54-21-7

Toronto is looking to do a Lightning in Game 5. After a demoralizing loss in Game 4, the Maple Leafs are hopeful to see a better performance from netminder Jack Campbell, who gave up a total of 5 goals on 16 shots in Game 4. That was in stark contrast to his showing in Game 3 in which he shined, stopping 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2 road victory. It’s been an up-and-down series so far for Campbell, who owns a .889 SV% in four appearances. Despite his horrendous Game 4, Campbell is likely to draw another start over backup Erik Kallgren. Meanwhile, Toronto’s special team remains a threat on the man advantage even though it’s only netted 3 power-play goals on 18 chances in the first round. The Maple Leafs finished the regular season with a league-best 27.27 PP%.

The Maple Leafs are 8-2 in their last 10 home games, dating back to the regular season.

Writer’s Prediction

The Lightning win, 3-2.

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