Nazem Kadri had three objectives and two assists, Frederik Andersen made a profession-excessive fifty four saves and the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-three on Wednesday night time.
Patrick Marleau added a objective and two assists and Mitch Marner had a objective and an help as Toronto closed out an ideal 5-recreation hometand. It was Kadri’s fourth profession hat trick, and the 5 factors set a profession excessive.
The Blue Jackets recorded 50 or extra photographs for the third straight recreation, making them the primary workforce to perform the feat within the publish-enlargement period (since 1967-sixty eight). Nick Foligno had a objective and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves.
Toronto performed a lot of the sport with out defenseman Jake Gardiner, who departed with a decrease-physique damage after one interval. It was unclear when the damage occurred, however he took a tough slash to the legs from Matt Calvert.
The Maple Leafs had a four-2 lead earlier than Jack Johnson beat Andersen with a slap shot from the left circle that went off the publish and into the web at 14:35 of the second. It was Johnson’s third aim of the season.
Toronto then put it away with two within the third. Kadri obtained his twenty first of the season at eleven:21, and Marleau added an empty-netter with 1:forty seven left.