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The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate after Brayden Point (21) scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the fifth overtime in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning, Blue Jackets face off again after 5-overtime game

Aug. 12, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are facing one more challenge than the rest of the teams in the pandemic-altered NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay and Columbus will be back on the ice less than 48 hours after the Lightning outlasted the Blue Jackets with a five-overtime win in the fourth-longest game in...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn, bottom, and center Tyler Johnson (9) work for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) and defenseman Philippe Myers (5) during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning face Blue Jackets in 1st-round NHL playoff rematch

Aug. 10, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — As if forward Alex Killorn and the Tampa Bay Lightning needed yet another reminder of last year’s monumental playoff collapse in preparing to open the first round Tuesday. The ever-stingy, John Tortorella-coached Columbus Blue Jackets are standing in their way once again in the...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates a Blue Jackets goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Goalie Joonas Kirpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets proved how they learned their lesson about holding three-goal leads. They're advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs because they weren't going to squander one for a second time in three days. Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, Zach...

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) celebrates the game tying goal as Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) and Blue Jackets defenceman David Savard (58) react during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse

Aug. 8, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes. Until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue Jackets and force a deciding Game 5 of the qualifying...

Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza (19) lands a punch on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan (46) during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews scores power-play goal in OT, Leafs knot series

Aug. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period and Auston Matthews scored on a power play 13:10 into overtime to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Friday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at two wins apiece. The Leafs scored three times in...

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Holl (3) and Zach Hyman (11) as Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) skates by during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Maple Leafs shut out Blue Jackets 3-0 to even playoff series

Aug. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones skates  during the NHL hockey team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. Jones, Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel and Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos would’ve missed some or all of the playoffs if they started in April. Instead, the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic halting the season is those players are healthy and ready to contribute.  (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Injured in spring, now healthy NHL stars embrace 2nd chances

Jul. 30, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh All-Star Jake Guentzel know the feeling. Like Jones, they were injured...

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) runs a drill during an NHL hockey training camp on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

'Luck in disguise': Layoff helps Blue Jackets get healthy

Jul. 15, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Considering they are about to resume the season amid a pandemic, the Columbus Blue Jackets are healthier than they’ve been in a long while. When the NHL halted play in mid-March because of the coronavirus, injuries to top players had piled up, and coach John Tortorella had...