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Blue Jackets rally for OT victory over Leafs

Published Jan. 8, 2018

TORONTO — Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night.

Panarin took a pass off his skate and kicked it to his stick for the winner.

Nick Foligno and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who trailed 2-0 with less than five minutes to play in regulation before storming back. Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves.

James van Riemsdyk and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs. Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots.

Andersen kept the Leafs in it long enough for van Riemsdyk to open the scoring at 11:09 of the second period, deflecting Roman Polak's point shot past Bobrovsky for his 18th goal.

Nylander doubled the lead on the power play with 3:58 to go in the second, shooting a wrist shot over the glove of a screened Bobrovsky for his ninth.

Columbus forward Sonny Milano left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and didn't return after a check from Andreas Borgman.

The Leafs started the third the way they finished the second and could have put the game away if it wasn't for Bobrovsky, who turned away Connor Brown and Nazem Kadri on point-blank chances.

Schroeder put Columbus on the board with 4:28 left after Andersen lost the bouncing puck. Dubois tied it with 2:47 left, snapping in a wrist shot.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Blackhawks placed defenseman Cody Franson on waivers, according to reports. The ninth-year player from Surrey, British Columbia, signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Chicago just before the start of the season. He has one goal and seven points in 23 games. … The league fined Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard the maximum $5,000 for slashing Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck on Sunday. No penalty was called. … The Hurricanes, who visit the Lightning tonight, activated forward Lee Stempniak from injured reserve. Stempniak has not played for Carolina this season; he had 16 goals and 24 assists for the Hurricanes last season. … The Sabres called up top defensive prospect Brendan Guhle and goalie Linus Ullmark from the American Hockey League. Guhle has seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 35 games at Rochester. He was Buffalo's second-round pick in 2015. Ullmark is tied for the AHL lead with 17 wins and ranks fourth with a .928 save percentage this season. He is 8-11-2 in NHL games.

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