Leafs force game five after comeback 4-3 overtime win against Blue Jackets

The Toronto Maple Leafs have forced a decisive game five after a 4-3 comeback win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime.
In a game that looked like it was doomed to be another disappointment for a Maple Leafs organization that continuously finds unique ways to set new lows, the team defied expectations by scoring three goals in the final four minutes to erase a 3-0 deficit and send the contest to overtime.
Columbus came out hard early, wasting no time in their effort to put the Leafs away, opening up the scoring with a goal 3:58 into the first period after Dubois waited out Marincin before sliding a low pass to Atkinson on the doorstep for a tap-in goal. History would repeat itself (a common theme for these Leafs) one period later where Columbus would again score under five minutes into the period with a Gavrikov wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle that found its way past Andersen.
Minutes later, 37-year old Jason Spezza attempted to spark some life into this team by fighting someone a decade younger than him. A fight that felt awfully similar to watching your dad throw down with the neighbour in that …

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Author: Filipe Dimas / The Leafs Nation

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