Steven Stamkos sounds off on fight with Auston Matthews

Game 3 between the two teams got absolutely wild.



It was a scene of true old time hockey on Saturday night between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning in the 3rd period, as Steven Stamkos jumped Auston Matthews following a brutal hit from eventual OT hero Morgan Rielly on Brayden Point. 

Stamkos shared his side of the story of what transpired on Saturday, saying that he would expect the same thing from Toronto had the roles been reversed and a Leafs player had been driven into the boards in brutal fashion. 

"Well - I mean, listen, it's such a bang-bang play. You see one of the best players in the world go headfirst into the boards. There's got to be a response. I'd expect the same thing from their group if Marner or Matthews was in that same position."

"It's playoff hockey; that's just the way it is. We had a huge kill there, and I thought we gained some momentum off that, played a really good third period; it just didn't work out."

Can we expect to see more fireworks tonight between the two teams as they get back together for the critical Game 4?