Jackets knock out Maple Leafs
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, and the Blue Jackets advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs in a decisive Game 5 on Sunday.
Zach Werenski’s floater from the left point in the first period held up as the deciding goal. Liam Foudy sneaked in a shot from a bad angle with 8:20 left, and captain Nick Foligno sealed the victory by scoring into an open net with 23 seconds remaining.
Columbus advances to the first round, where it will meet the second-seeded Lightning in a rematch of last year’s first-round series. The Jackets swept the President’s Trophy-winning Lightning in four games.