The Columbus Blue Jackets come to Canada and earn a comeback win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning by a final score of 5-1.
The Leafs' lone goal was the first one of the game. In the early stages of the 2nd period (1:43), Morgan Reilly scored a short handed goal for his 9th of the season; Frederik Gauthier and Brooks Laich had the assists. Garrett Sparks was in between the pipes for the Maple Leafs, and he stopped 27 of 32 shots for a 0.844 save percentage (84.4%)
After the Leafs started the scoring, the Jackets came back strong with five unanswered goals. Brandon Saad got the scoring starting, earning his 29th of the season (11:13); Oliver Bjorkstrand had the lone assist. Six minutes later (17:31), Brandon Dubinsky scored his 16th of the season; Cam Atkinson and Matt Calvert had the assists on the goal. In the final frame, the Jackets scored three goals in four minutes and seven seconds. Bjork scored his 4th of the season (8:43); Saad and Alex Wennberg had the assists. Less than a minute later (9:39), Calvert netted his 9th of the season; Atkinson had the lone assist on the goal. At 12:50, Duber netted his second of the game (17th of the season); Calvert and Ryan Murray had the assists. Sergei Bobrovsky was in between the pipes for the Jackets, allowing one goal on 27 shots faced for a 0.963 save percentage (96.3 SV%).
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Brandon Dubinsky- 2 goals (17)
2. Matt Calvert- goal (9), 2 assists (13)
3. Brandon Saad- goal (29), assist (21)
More to come…