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3 Keys: Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs, Game 2 of Cup Qualifiers

Columbus seeks to remain disciplined; Toronto looking for offense following shutout

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

No. 9 Blue Jackets vs. No. 8 Maple Leafs

4 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS, FS-O

Columbus leads best-of-5 series, 1-0

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Blue Jackets shut out Maple Leafs in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers

Korpisalo makes 28 saves; Atkinson gives Columbus lead early in third

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Korpisalo's spectacular save

CBJ@TOR, Gm1: Korpisalo extends glove to rob Matthews

SCQ, Gm1: Auston Matthews tries to one-time a pass from the slot into the net, but Joonas Korpisalo sprawls and makes a remarkable glove save

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Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves for the shutout in his first NHL postseason game when the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday.

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Robertson, 18, to make NHL debut for Maple Leafs in Game 1 of Qualifiers

Forward to face Blue Jackets after strong camp, exhibition game

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Nicholas Robertson will make his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifiers against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS, FS-O, NHL.TV).

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Maple Leafs' Keefe learned from Tortorella, his opponent in Qualifiers

Says philosophy on team concept formed playing under Blue Jackets coach

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- John Tortorella wants a long and successful coaching career for Sheldon Keefe, but he does not want to see Keefe's success begin just yet.

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Behind The Numbers

Oilers, Canucks, Maple Leafs have top power plays, numbers show

Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto could receive significant boost from man-advantage

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

McDavid nets PPG down low

EDM@CGY: Draisaitl sets up McDavid for PPG

Connor McDavid pulls Leon Draisaitl's centering pass to his forehand and roofs it by Cam Talbot, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead on the power play

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NHL.com goes Behind the Numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Under the Return to Play Plan, 24 teams will compete for the Stanley Cup -- 12 in the Eastern Conference, in Toronto, 12 in the Western Conference, in Edmonton -- starting Saturday.

Today, a look at the three teams that can expect the biggest boost from their power play in the Qualifiers.

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Blue Jackets 'not ready right now' for Cup Qualifiers, coach says

Tortorella concerned with play of 'pretty important people' before series against Maple Leafs

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- John Tortorella said he thinks several important players on the Columbus Blue Jackets aren't prepared for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Werenski, healthy Jones reunited on defense pair with Blue Jackets

Rekindle trust, chemistry at training camp prior to series against Maple Leafs

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- The smile beneath the work-in-progress mustache of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski expressed his delight at the return of partner Seth Jones.

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Behind The Numbers

Merzlikins, Francouz, Shesterkin should start in Qualifiers, numbers show

Statistics settle No. 1 goalie battles for Blue Jackets, Avalanche, Rangers

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes Behind the Numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Under the Return to Play Plan, 24 teams will compete for the Stanley Cup -- 12 in the Eastern Conference, in Toronto, 12 in the Western Conference, in Edmonton -- starting Aug. 1.

Today, a look at which goalies deserve the starting jobs for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers.

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Maple Leafs preparing for Cup Qualifiers with intrasquad series

Will play up to five scrimmages to 'have a little competitiveness' before exhibition game

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are using an intrasquad scrimmage series to prepare for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Merzlikins confident he could handle being No. 1 goalie for Blue Jackets

Rookie in competition with Korpisalo to start against Maple Leafs in Qualifiers

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elvis Merzlikins said he could handle the responsibility of being the No. 1 goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers if he beats out Joonas Korpisalo for the right to start Game 1 of the best-of-5 series against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Aug. 2 (8 p.m. ET). 

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