"It was a video game where I believed the puck was bouncing all over the place," Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella said. Auston Matthews, with a goal and a help, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen responded for Toronto (5-3-2)."He made a number of really great conserves to keep us ahead, keep us connected," Matthews stated. Nylander put the Leafs ahead 3-2 with 14.5 seconds left in the middle duration when Matthews grabbed a loose puck in the slot. Coming off successive 3-2 overtime losses, Nash got things began with Columbus killing a charge just 2:31 in when he stole the puck from Marner in Toronto's end. Nyquist's OT penalty shot sends Leafs packing:
"The problems for us ... discipline and shift length," Babcock stated. "We do great deals of good ideas. The capability to preserve it and do it for 60 [minutes] hasn't been something that we've done.
"You've got to develop and grow up as a group for that to take place. You just need to. The level of focus that you give your task each day, no matter what task you do, needs to be at a high."
Nyquist's winner was the first penalty-shot goal in overtime in franchise history. It was likewise the very first time in Toronto's modern history the Leafs have actually lost on a charge shot in OT.
"It was a game where I believed the puck was bouncing all over the place," Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella said. "We definitely weren't sharp. They weren't sharp."
Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored in policy for Columbus (4-3-2). Nick Foligno broke in with two helps for heaven Jackets, who got 28 stops from Joonas Korpisalo.
Auston Matthews, with an objective and a help, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen replied for Toronto (5-3-2). Andreas Johnsson and Jake Muzzin included two helps each.
Frederik Andersen permitted goals on the very first two shots he faced-- neither was his fault-- before rebounding to finish with 34 conserves, including one on a Dubois breakaway in OT prior to Nyquist's winner.
"Everyone can enhance. We have high standards," Andersen stated. "We wish to keep dealing with living up to those requirements. That's how excellent groups are.
"We've demonstrated how good we can be often, however it's hard when we do not begin on time."
Playing their second video game because captain John Tavares suffered a broken finger, the Leafs were far from their best with a variety of careless sequences at both ends of the rink, however they led 3-2 after 40 minutes.
Columbus connected it up, nevertheless, at 10:09 of the third on its 5th power play when Wennberg moved home his 2nd after Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly obstructed Zach Werenski's initial shot and Andersen stopped the follow-up effort.
"We're getting more comfortable in uncomfortable situations," Foligno stated. "We're a group that's getting utilized to playing in those one-goal video games."
Andersen stopped Cam Atkinson on a breakaway with under four minutes left in policy to require overtime as the Blue Jackets pushed.
"He made a variety of really great conserves to keep us ahead, keep us connected," Matthews stated. "In the third they came at us."
Nylander put the Leafs ahead 3-2 with 14.5 seconds left in the middle period when Matthews grabbed a loose puck in the slot. Johnsson heeled the rebound and it was up to Nyander, who buried his 3rd to snap a four-game point dry spell.
Despite the early imperfections, Andersen was the story for Toronto most of the period.
He stopped Ryan Murray early in the second and then stacked the pads to reject Dubois after a Muzzin turnover before Nylander pushed his group ahead.
Andersen made 43 conserves in Saturday's thrilling 4-3 overtime success versus the Bruins, but No. 2 goalie Michael Hutchinson is expected to get the start in the second half of a back-to-back-- and Toronto's 3rd video game in 4 nights-- in the rematch Tuesday at Boston's TD Garden.
Coming off consecutive 3-2 overtime losses, Nash got things began with Columbus killing a penalty simply 2:31 in when he stole the puck from Marner in Toronto's end. The centre fed Foligno in front, and he passed right back to Nash, who made no mistake for his first.
The visitors increased 2 at 5:52 when Dubois eradicated Matthews coming out of the corner and stuffed his fourth previous Andersen.
Unique groups matter
Heaven Jackets-- who made the second round of the playoffs for the very first time in franchise history last spring before losing Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Duchene in totally free company-- went on the power play with a chance to increase 3-0, however the Leafs were the ones to capitalize.
Columbus turned the puck over at the offending blue line, with Marner making amends for the early gaffe by feeding Kapanen on a 2-on-1 break for his 2nd objective, and 2nd while short-handed, at 11:25.
Toronto, which beat Columbus 4-1 in heaven Jackets' house opener, got its 2nd man benefit, however Korpisalo was there to rob Matthews two times, Rielly and Johnsson.
The Blue Jackets came close to increasing 3-1 after hemming the Leafs in their own zone late in the duration, however Toronto survived and pulled even with 38.2 seconds staying when Johnsson, who left Saturday's success after obstructing a shot, discovered Matthews for his 8th.
"We've got to discover a method to come out and put together a full 60 of hard work," Muzzin stated. "We do it in spurts, but we need to do it [consistently]"