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Columbus Blue Jackets (47-19-6)


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@ NYI 
W 3-2
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@ NJ 
W 4-1
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vs. Tor 
L 2-5
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@ Was 
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vs. Phi 
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Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) William Nylander and Leo Komarov each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri also scored, and Frederik Andersen had 32 saves as Toronto stayed in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Atlantic Division. Nikita Zaitsev scored an empty-net goal after the Blue Jackets pulled their goalie for a sixth skater near the end.

David Savard and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus, which lost for the first time in the last five games. Backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 27 shots. The Blue Jackets stayed in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind leader Washington and one behind Pittsburgh. They play the Capitals in Washington on Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: C. Atkinson60
Plus/Minus: D. Savard27
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson214
PIM: B. Dubinsky83
Win: S. Bobrovsky39
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 228 (5)
Shots: 2234 (10)
PP%: 21.4% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 628 (22)
Assists: 372 (5)
SH Goals: 8 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 47 17 8 102
x-Pittsburgh 46 17 9 101
x-Columbus 47 19 6 100
NY Rangers 45 25 4 94
NY Islanders 34 26 12 80
Carolina 31 27 13 75
Philadelphia 33 31 8 74
New Jersey 27 33 12 66
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 168 (28)
Shots Against: 2166 (22)
PK%: 82.6% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 641 (19)
Shutouts: 7 (6)
Sv%: 0.922 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/12 R. Murray Broken hand (day-to-day)
9/21 D. Clarkson Back (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/21 L. Sedlak Contract extended Two-year contact extension
3/21 M. Hannikainen Contract extended Two-year contract extension
3/21 S. Harrington Contract extended Two-year contract extension
3/16 S. Vigneault Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/13 T. Tynan Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
3/9 T. Tynan Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
3/8 T. Tynan Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
3/6 T. Tynan Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
3/5 T. Tynan Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
3/3 T. Tynan Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL