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Korpisalo Shuts Out Maple Leafs 2-0, Blue Jackets Win Game One

Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.
Kamil Krzaczynski
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AP
Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for a shutout in his first playoff start as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series.

Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the third period for the Blue Jackets. After Korpisalo matched Toronto's veteran goalie Frederik Andersen through the first two periods,

Atkinson’s snap shot from the top of the right circle went under the Andersen's right arm 1:05 into the third period. Alexander Wennberg added an empty net goal with 19 seconds to play to seal the game for the Blue Jackets.

The teams opened their series as part of the league’s 24-team relaunch to its pandemic-halted 2019-20 season.

The series will resume with game two on Tuesday at 4 p.m.