"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:

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored a hat technique, including the overtime winner, as the Columbus Blue Jackets returned from 3-0 down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime. Columbus take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series. 1:18

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."

Maple Leafs captain John Tavares, right, hangs his head as teammates Kyle Clifford, left, and Nick Robertson search after their loss to the Blue Jackets. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

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."