Leafs goalie Ilya Samsonov leaves game vs. Panthers injured

Florida Panthers center Anton Lundell (15) tries to score against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov (35) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Sunday, May 7, 2023, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Michael Laughlin)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Toronto goalie Ilya Samsonov left the ice 37 seconds into the second period of the Maple Leafs' playoff game at Florida on Sunday night with an undisclosed injury.

The play started with Samsonov stopping a shot by Florida’s Anthony Duclair, as the Panthers’ Carter Verhaeghe came down the slot chasing the rebound.

Verhaeghe got tripped by Toronto’s Luke Schenn, and Schenn also crashed into Samsonov on the same play. Samsonov remained down for more than a minute, eventually got to his feet and skated to the Toronto bench — going directly down the tunnel to the Maple Leafs’ locker room.

Joseph Woll replaced Samsonov, coming in cold to face the Florida power play. Woll stopped the first shot he faced, but Duclair scored with 1 second left on the power play to tie the game at 1-1.


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