NHL Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs (36-25-9)


Tue. 9/17 Wed. 9/18 Thu. 8/6 Fri. 8/7 Sun. 8/9
vs. Ott 
L 1-3
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L 3-4
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L 3-4
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@ Cls 
W 4-3
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vs. Cls 
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Matthews scores power-play goal in OT, Leafs knot series

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period and Auston Matthews scored on a power play 13:10 into overtime to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Friday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at two wins apiece.

The Leafs scored three times in 3:34 to knot the score late in a game that Columbus and goalie Elvis Merzlikins had largely controlled until then. On Thursday night, the Blue Jackets had rallied from three goals down to eventually win in overtime.

This time, with Nick Foligno in the penalty box on a questionable tripping call, Matthews beat Elvis Merzlikins from the right circle off a neat feed from John Tavares to push the series to a decisive Game 5 on Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: A. Matthews80
Plus/Minus: A. Matthews19
Shots on Goal: A. Matthews290
PIM: K. Clifford68
Win: F. Andersen29
Shutouts: F. Andersen3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 237 (2)
Shots: 2302 (4)
PP%: 23.1% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 472 (29)
Assists: 395 (4)
SH Goals: 5 (25)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Boston 44 14 12 100
x-Tampa Bay 43 21 6 92
x-Toronto 36 25 9 81
x-Florida 35 26 8 78
x-Montreal 31 31 9 71
Buffalo 30 31 8 68
Ottawa 25 34 12 62
Detroit 17 49 5 39
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 222 (7)
Shots Against: 2233 (12)
PK%: 77.7% (21)
Penalty Minutes: 472 (30)
Shutouts: 4 (16)
Sv%: 0.901 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/1 D. Clarkson Back (IR)
10/1 N. Horton Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/7 E. Korshkov Assigned to European Team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl-KHL
8/1 M. Lehtonen Assigned to European Team Jokerit Helsinki-KHL
7/25 T. Kivihalme Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/25 A. Brooks Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/25 K. Agostino Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/25 M. Hollowell Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/25 E. Korshkov Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/25 T. Gaudet Sent to minors Toronto-AHL
7/18 T. Kivihalme Contract extended Two-year, two-way contract extension
7/12 A. Brooks Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
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