banner

NHL

more stats

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets shut out Maple Leafs

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves and earned the shutout as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-0, at Air Canada Centre.

Ryan Johansen lit the lamp twice and also tallied an assist. Cam Atkinson, R.J. Umberger, Jack Skille and Ryan Murray all scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won two of their last three.

The shutout was the first ever for Columbus over the Maple Leafs in franchise history.

"We just couldn't find the pace of the game at all," said Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle. "It was like we were playing in boots and they were playing on skates."

James Reimer allowed six goals on 21 shots in Toronto's second loss in three games.

The Blue Jackets opened the scoring with two quick goals.

Artem Anisimov moved the puck from the right corner behind the net to Matt Calvert in the slot. Calvert quickly dished the pass over to Atkinson at the side of the net, who wristed it past Reimer 10:18 into the first.

20 seconds later, Mark Letestu skated from behind the net and took a shot on net off a wrap around. The rebound bounced into the middle for Umberger to tap into the net.

Early in the second period, Letestu pick-pocketed a Toronto defenseman and raced up ice on a rush. He passed over to Skille, who fired a wrister over the left shoulder of Reimer for his first of the season to make it a 3-0 game.

Murray added a power-play to give Columbus a 4-0 lead 6:25 into the second.

Johansen scored both of his goals in the final period. Nick Foligno took the puck off James van Riemsdyk and raced into the Toronto zone and passed over to Johansen who one-timed the puck into the net 9:05 into frame. His next goal came two minutes later on the power play. He shot the puck over the glove of Reimer after receiving a nice backhand pass from Foligno.

Game Notes

This was Bobrovsky's fifth career shutout and first of the season ... This was the second of three meetings between Columbus and Toronto. Columbus won 5-2 on October 25 ... Columbus activated defenseman Dalton Prout off injured reserve to the lineup prior to the game. He missed the previous six games with a strained back ... Letestu, Foligno, and James Wisniewski each had two assists.

11/25 23:39:44 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Ron Francis named new Carolina Hurricanes GM
Canes questions? Get answers at Fan Town Hall

After a fifth season without a playoff run, the Carolina Hurricanes will start camp with a new head coach and other new faces in the front office. Fan Town Hall is YOUR chance to ask team leaders how they will turn it around.

Related Stories
  • US Open Tennis: Mixed Double Championship & Women’s Singles Semi-Finals

    Friday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Singles Semi-Finals

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

    Sunday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Women’s Championship

    Sunday at 4:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Miami at Louisville

    Tonight at 8:00 on 620am

  • Carolina Hurricanes Fan Town Hall

    Wednesday at 11:30 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Dave Doeren Show

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB Playoffs: Bulls at Columbus

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
9th
CLE 1
DET 12
 
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
5th
COL 2
SFG 7
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
LOU
MIAMI
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1