Patrik Laine scored his second goal of the game 20 seconds into overtime to lift Columbus to a 43 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night the Blue Jackets’ third straight win.
They believe they can win and that goes a long way Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said. There is not a magic formula. They are good players and they are dangerous.
Auston Matthews had a goal and two assists Michael Bunting had a goal and an assist and Jason Spezza added a goal for Toronto which lost its third straight. Jack Campbell stopped 26 shots in the loss which kept the Maple Leafs in third place in the Atlantic Division.
Spezza tied the game 33 with 206 remaining and Toronto with an extra skater. I thought our guys competed hard played with structure Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. We easily could have had two points here.
Laine has points in 10 straight games including 12 goals and eight of those games have been multipoint efforts. With his assist on Laine’s goal Boone Jenner extended his assist streak to four games and notched his teamleading 40th point of the season. With the secondary assist Zach Werenski extended his points streak to five consecutive games 257. Werenski is now two points shy of tying Seth Jones’ franchise mark for points by a defenseman 223.
Full list of winners and finalists for the 59th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards
Halberg Award winner Dame Lisa Carrington canoe racing
Finalists Dame Sophie Pascoe Para swimming Kane Williamson cricket Black Caps cricket.
Para Athlete/Team of the Year winner Dame Sophie Pascoe Para swimming
Finalists Anna Grimaldi Para athletics Holly Robinson Para athletics Lisa Adams Para athletics Tupou Neiufi Para swimming.
Sportsman of the Year winner Kane Williamson cricket
Finalists Hamish Bond rowing Paul Coll squash Scott Dixon motorsport.
Sportswoman of the Year winner Dame Lisa Carrington canoe racing
Finalists Courtney Duncan motocross Emma Twigg rowing Lydia Ko golf Sarah Hirini rugby sevens.
Team of the Year winner Black Caps cricket
Coach of the Year winner Gordon Walker canoe racing
Finalists Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney rugby sevens Gary Stead cricket Tony O’Connor rowing.
Emerging Talent winner Erika Fairweather swimming