Panarin, Blue Jackets come from behind to beat Maple Leafs in OT


TORONTO — Artemi Panarin scored in overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets came from behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday in the only NHL game of the night.

Panarin took a pass off his skate and kicked it to his stick for the winner at 3:11 of the extra period.

Jordan Schroeder and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets (25-16-3), who trailed 2-0 with less than five minutes to play in regulation before storming back.

Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for the win.

James van Riemsdyk and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs (25-16-3). Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots in defeat.

Toronto defenceman Travis Dermott played his second straight game since being called up from the AHL Marlies. The 34th pick from the 2015 NHL Draft started on a pairing with Andreas Borgman but quickly found himself alongside Jake Gardiner.

Andersen had to bail out his teammates five minutes into the game after a Toronto turnover in its own zone led to a scoring opportunity for Josh Anderson.

Bobrovsky was up to the test early at the other end of the rink, turning away Mitch Marner on a 2-on-1 chance shortly after the Leafs killed off a Roman Polak minor penalty.

Toronto took the first three minor penalties of the game, leading to defenceman Ron Hainsey logging over 14 minutes of ice time at just the halfway point of the second period.

Columbus started pulling away in the shot department and led 20-11 at that point, but couldn’t solve Andersen.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

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