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TORONTO (AP) -Columbus rookie Nikita Filatov had a regulation goal and then netted the shootout winner for the Blue Jackets, who rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Sunday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Alexandre Picard, Jakub Voracek and Jason Chimera also had goals for the Blue Jackets (4-4).

Mikhail Grabovsky scored his team-leading fifth goal of the preseason and added two assists for Toronto (2-5-2). Mike Van Ryn, Anton Stralman and Alexei Ponikarovsky also scored.

It looked as though the exhibition schedule would end well for the Leafs, who held a 4-2 lead late in the third period. Voracek and Chimera scored 15 seconds apart with under three minutes to play to force overtime.

Filatov, the sixth overall pick in this year's NHL draft, was the only player to score in the shootout.

Columbus will open the regular season at Dallas on Friday night. The Maple Leafs will get under way on Thursday in Detroit, where they'll watch the Red Wings raise the Stanley Cup championship banner.

Grabovsky's goal at 11:50 of the second period tied the game 2-2. He finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play by firing a low shot under Fredrik Norrena and pumped his fists in celebration.

He later assisted on goals by Stralman and Ponikarovsky to finish the preseason with five goals and eight points in eight games.

First-round pick Luke Schenn turned in another solid game on Sunday and seems destined to start the season in the NHL.

Fletcher hinted that an entry-level contract for the 18-year-old defenseman was already in place and said it would be "logical" for reporters to assume that Schenn is staying with the team for now. The only other option the club has is to send him back to Kelowna for another year in the Western Hockey League.

Notes: Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash was among the players that didn't dress for the game. ... Columbus will visit Toronto on Feb. 19 in the lone regular-season meeting between the teams ... Schenn was picked fifth overall in the June draft, one spot ahead of Filatov.

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