November 24, 2018 / 2:56 AM / 3 months ago

Blue Jackets turn tables on Toronto, win 4-2

Josh Anderson scored twice in the first period and Cam Atkinson scored a shorthanded goal to break a tie in the second period as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Friday night.

Markus Hannikainen scored in the third period for the Blue Jackets, who avenged a Monday night loss to the Maple Leafs.

It was Atkinson’s sixth straight game with a goal and it was his eighth in that span.

Ron Hainsey and Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost two games in a row.

Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves.

Frederik Andersen stopped 20 shots for Toronto.

Anderson scored twice in the first period, giving him 10 goals on the season. He flipped home a rebound from in front of the net at 3:55 after a shot by Boone Jenner as the Maple Leafs paid for defenseman Morgan Rielly’s turnover.

The Blue Jackets right winger scored again at 9:57, batting the puck out of the air into the goal after a shot by Lukas Sedlak.

It was the third consecutive game in which the Maple Leafs had fallen behind 2-0, including their 4-2 victory over the Blue Jackets on Monday.

Hainsey scored his third goal this season, a long shot from the left point at 16:16 to cut the lead to 2-1.

The Maple Leafs tied the game 2 at 2:58 of the second period on the 10th goal of the season by Kapanen, who sped down the left wing and had his shot from the left circle slip between Bobrovsky’s right arm and body.

Columbus regained the lead at 16:14 of the second on a shorthanded goal by Atkinson, who dragged the puck around John Tavares to notch No. 14 this season from the slot. Artemi Panarin was off for tripping.

Hannikainen knocked in his second goal of the season at 3:35 of the third period after Panarin had taken the puck to the net on a counter.

Columbus killed off a slashing penalty to Anderson at 16:27 of the third. Toronto had four shots on goal during the power play.

—Field Level Media

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