"The video game got away from us right from the start," he said. "I didn't like our video game in the very first duration, I didn't like our video game at 1-0, I didn't like our video game at 2-0, 3-0."Tough to explain," said Keefe, whose group had one of its best efficiencies of the season in a 3-0 victory in Game 2. The goal, which came after Mitch Marner thwarted Jenner at the lip of Andersen's crease , was
not only the very first of Ceci's post-season career, it was also the blue-liner's first in 57 video games and initially while short-handed in the NHL. The 18-year-old winger, who put up 55 objectives in 46 video games in the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20, is the third Leafs gamer to score in the post-season before age 19, signing up with Jack Hamilton( 1943 and 1944 )and Ted Kennedy( 1944 ). Dubois helps Blue Jackets get rid of Leafs:
Seth Jones scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, the No. 9 seed in the Eastern Conference as part of the NHL's reboot to its pandemic-delayed season. Web cam Atkinson included two helps for Columbus, which can clinch a spot in the regular 16-slot playoff bracket with a success in Game 4 on Friday night-- less than 21 hours after the gamers exited the ice at Scotiabank Arena.
"We stayed with it," Atkinson said. "Started playing some great hockey late second duration and discovered ourselves back in it. Overtime wasn't our best, but we discovered a way to stick together."
Joonas Korpisalo, who taped a 28-save nothing in his post-season launching in Game 1 and was almost as excellent in Game 2, enabled 3 goals on 15 shots before getting the hook in favour of Elvis Merzlikins in the second period.
Merzlikins was ideal in relief, finishing with 21 saves, including a couple big ones in overtime.
Nick Robertson, with his first NHL goal, Cody Ceci and William Nylander replied for Toronto, the East's No. 8 seed. Andersen made 39 conserves for the Leafs, while Alexander Kerfoot and Kasperi Kapanen included two helps each.
"Tough to discuss," said Keefe, whose team had one of its best performances of the season in a 3-0 success in Game 2. "That's part of the offer, right? That's why it's a playoff series and every day's a brand-new day, simply like it was after Game 1, just like it wanted Game 2, similar to it is here.
"We've got to put this behind us and be prepared to come back."
Down 3-1 heading into the third, heaven Jackets connected it up with objectives 3:21 seconds apart as the Leafs came completely unglued.
Jones got Columbus within one at 7:27 on a laser past Andersen's ear after Toronto couldn't get the puck out before Dubois, who got a tongue lashing from intense Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella in Game 2, beat the Toronto netminder on a 2-on-1 under the blocker at 10:49.
"I indicate, nothing various, actually," Dubois, who signed up the second hat technique of his profession, stated of Tortorella's outburst two nights previously. "Stuff like that occurs."
"Luc's an excellent player," Tortorella added. "We're trying to get consistency out of him, attempting to teach him what it is to be a pro in all circumstances. And, certainly, he was a huge part of it this evening."
Pierre-Luc Dubois nets the very first playoff <hat trick in @BlueJacketsNHL history to finish the 3-goal resurgence & amp; provide his team a 2-1 series lead. He is &the first gamer to top a playoff hat trick since Jake Guentzel in 2017. #NHLStats #StanleyCup https://t.co/ZOtEma3pex pic.twitter.com/tjSFg6CRMd— @PR_NHL Andersen stopped Vladislav Gavrikov and Dubois on the doorstep with less than four minutes left
in regulation prior to Merzlikins robbed Auston Matthews from in tight at the other end. Matthews then turned the puck over in his own zone with less than 40 seconds on the clock, requiring Andersen to make a huge stop on Boone Jenner." When you've got a 3-0 lead, we have to find a method to close that a person out, "Tavares said."We comprehend what's facing us.
"The Leafs, who like Columbus had 81 points when the schedule was suspended in mid-March because of COVID-19, were without defenceman Jake
Muzzin after he was injured on an awkward collision late in Game 2. The 31-year-old-- one of Toronto's leaders on and off the ice-- was released from healthcare facility and is back at the group hotel inside the protected zone, however not available for the remainder of the series. Martin Marincin worn Muzzin's location, with Travis Dermott moving up into the top-4 to play alongside Justin Holl. Dermott and Holl skated together when Muzzin was out with foot and hand injuries before
the season was halted."As a team, we didn't assist our defence as a group,"Keefe said."And as a group, our defence didn't help themselves."VIEW