The Maple Leafs carried much of the play during Monday’s game in Tampa Bay, but had no points – or even goals – to show for their efforts.
Toronto dropped a 3-0 decision to the Lightning despite outshooting their opponents 34-18.
Nazem Kadri led all skaters with 6 shots on goal, while both he and Tyler Bozak logged 18:39 of ice time, the most among Leafs forwards.
Kadri had his best chance to score in the second period, ringing a shot off the goal post on a backhander.
Lightning netminder Ben Bishop was the story of the game for the Lightning, playing spectacularly en route to his 16th career shutout.
“Not only did he (Bishop) make a lot of saves, he made a lot of really good saves. Props to him for getting the win,” Leafs forward Colin Greening said to reporters after the game. Greening is an ex-teammate of Bishop’s while with the Ottawa Senators.
Garret Sparks took the loss in goal for Toronto.