Blue Jackets bounce back

22 December 2017 05:02:14 GMTPlus10

The Columbus Blue Jackets put Monday's rout at the hands of the Boston Bruins behind them when they defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2.

Lukas Sedlak, Seth Jones, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg were all on target for the Blue Jackets with back-up goalie Joonas Korpisalo turning away 39 of the 41 shots that he faced in the Columbus net.

The win drew the Blue Jackets even with the New Jersey Devils for second place in the Metropolitan Division, two points adrift of the Washington Capitals.

Curiously it was the second time this season that Columbus has picked up a win straight after being hammered 7-2 having earlier got the better of the New York Islanders following a loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

That actually bodes well for the postseason for the Blue Jackets as they continue to show the ability to shake off any result.

There's no rest for Columbus who are on the road on Thursday to face the defending Stanley cup champion Penguins at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Currently tied for sixth in the Division, the Penguins are six points behind the Blue Jackets, who are 5001.00 to win the Eastern Conference. The Tampa Bay Lighting are 3.00 while Maple Leafs are 8.50.

While the Capitals have the day off before continuing their travels against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale on Friday, the Devils join Columbus back on the ice on Thursday.

New Jersey entertains the New York Rangers at the Prudential Center in Newark with the Chicago Blackhawks arriving in town over the weekend before the NHL shuts down for its mini break over Christmas.

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