After splitting the first two games of their first round Eastern Conference playoff round in Toronto, the series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning shifted to Florida for games 3 and 4. Game 3 took place on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa and it was a hotly contested, back-and-forth battle that ended up going into overtime tied at three.
The Leafs would end up winning the game when defenseman Morgan Rielly scored with less than a minute remaining in the first overtime period to give Toronto the 4-3 victory — as well as a 2-1 lead in the series.
Not only were the players battling it out on the ice, but there was also a clash between a number of Lightning fans and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas.
As seen in the video, that was a very heated exchange between the G.M. and some of the Tampa fans. At one point a fan can he heard yelling “go back to f*cking Canada.”
The Leafs and Lightning have history, as it was just last season that they met in a grueling, hard fought series that went the distance, with Tampa just edging out Toronto 2-1 in game seven to advance to the second round.
Many in the hockey world believe that Dubas’ job is on the line as the Leafs have failed to make it past the first round during his tenure as general manager. One thing this video proves is that he is not backing down and he is able and willing to go out swinging.
The Leafs and Lightning renew their series with game four on Monday night, where Tampa will look to even the series at two, while Toronto will try and take a 3-1 series lead “back to f*cking Canada”.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.