Maple Leafs fans will not be fooled into heartbreak during the dominant Game 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs powerfully led the Tampa Bay Lightning into the second break of Game 1. The fans decided on a lap of honor.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to end their Stanley Cup drought that has lasted since winning it all in 1967. Toronto is hoping this is finally the year it comes to an end. But they have to get past the Tampa Bay Lightning on the first lap. Of course, Tampa Bay has won the Stanley Cup for the last two seasons.

Game 1 began on Monday, May 2, and Toronto took a 4-0 lead over Tampa Bay after two periods. Still, Maple Leafs fans didn’t get too far ahead. Instead of bragging, the fans begged the team to continue in the third period.

Maple Leafs fans will not be fooled into heartbreak during the dominant Game 1

Maple Leafs fans have had plenty of heartbreak in the playoffs lately. Most notable was Game 7 of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins in 2013, where they gambled away a 4-1 lead in the third period and lost 5-4 in overtime to be eliminated.

Toronto got off to the best possible start in Game 1 when Jake Muzzin came on the board late in the first period. That lead grew in the second half with goals from Auston Matthews, David Kampf and Mitchell Marner. In fact, Marner’s goal was his first playoff goal since 2019.

The Maple Leafs not only want to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967, they also want to get through the first round for the first time since 2004.

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John Verrall

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