Campbell made 23 saves in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference First Round series. Campbell played a gutsy game -- the loss wasn't on him. He was beaten twice on nifty, hard-driving plays by Nick Paul, but Campbell stood on his head the rest of the game. He even stayed in the game after getting run over and hurting his knee when Paul drove the net in the third. Campbell proved that his early-season play wasn't fluky, despite his wobbles in the second half. He's an unrestricted free agent and is due a raise from his $1.65 million salary from the past two seasons. It remains to be seen if the Leafs can re-sign him given their cap challenges.
Campbell is projected to start Game 7 against visiting Tampa Bay on Saturday, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports. Aside from pitching a 24-save shutout in Game 1, Campbell has been mostly shaky in Round 1, turning in an .893 save percentage and 3.33 GAA. The 30-year-old netminder has been better at home (.924, 2.22) than on the road (.904, 3.14) this season, so look for a better performance from Campbell after he gave up four goals in Tampa in Game 6.
Campbell stopped 31 of 35 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning. Campbell was solid Thursday but ultimately allowed a Nikita Kucherov power-play goal in the third period to tie the game at three before Brayden Point scored the game-winner in overtime. It's been an up-and-down series for the 30-year-old netminder, who now has a .893 save percentage in the playoffs. Campbell should be back in net Saturday for Game 7 in Toronto.
Campbell is expected to be between the pipes on the road against Tampa Bay for Game 6 on Thursday, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Campbell is sporting a 3.41 GAA and .895 save percentage through the first five games of the postseason, including giving up five goals in a pair of contests. Still, with the offensive support in front of him, the 30-year-old netminder has been good enough to give the Leafs a 3-2 series lead and will look to close out the first-round matchup Thursday.
Campbell made 32 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 win over the Lightning. Campbell outplayed Andrei Vasilevskiy, as Toronto came out on top despite being out-shot 35-25. Tampa Bay scored twice in the first, but Campbell then shut the door until Ryan McDonagh tied it at three with 12:43 remaining. Auston Matthews broke the 3-3 tie with 6:06 to go and Campbell did the rest to put his team ahead 3-2 in the series. Game 6 will be Thursday in Tampa Bay.
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