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Game 3 Preview: Lightning look to hold home ice against Leafs

Maple Leafs, Lightning Game 3 Preview
Posted at 6:05 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 18:39:34-04

TAMPA, Fla. — It's game day! After bouncing back with a 5-3 victory in Game 2 to tie the series, the Lightning will look to hold home ice in Game 3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Friday's match-up starts at 7:30 p.m., and will be televised on TBS and Bally Sports Sun.

In Game 2, the Bolts were paced by Victor Hedman who had a goal and three assists for his first four-point playoff game. Goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves in the game.

The Lightning have defended home ice well this year finishing the regular season with a 27-8-6 inside the friendly confines of Amalie Arena. However, Tampa Bay is 6-7 in playoff home openers, historically. This is the first time the Lightning are playing a home playoff game since a clinching Game 5 victory vs. Montreal in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final.

If you don't have a ticket to the game, you can join fellow Bolts fans outside Amalie Arena at the Ford Thunder Alley for the team's Lightning Plaza Party. Live music, giveaways, and more are part of the fun. Tickets are $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Lightning Foundation.

Watch Quest for the Cup Friday at 7:00 p.m. on Your ABC Action News Station.

Meanwhile, the TECO Line Streetcar will have Tampa Bay Lightning fans covered with extended streetcar service to Amalie Arena throughout the Bolts' Playoff run.

The free service has been extended until midnight for each weeknight playoff home game. Streetcars run until 2 a.m. on weekends.

HART encourages fans to park in the Ybor City garages, grab dinner and hop on the Streetcar to the arena.

The ABC Action News team is tracking the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Quest for the Cup. Before the puck drops tonight, watch our Special Presentation for the latest pre-game developments, keys to the game and fan excitement. You can also watch on ABC Action News Plus— free on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.