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Korpisalo shuts out Maple Leafs 2-0 in first playoff start

TORONTO (AP) Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series.

Korpisalo, who got the nod over rookie Elvis Merzlikins, whom he battled during the short summer training camp, neutralized one of the NHL's highest scoring teams. He got a lot of help from a smothering Blue Jackets defense, which blocked 18 shots and did not allow a Toronto shot in the last seven minutes of the game.

"I'm pretty confident from the get-go today, and I think the boys played really good in front of me, battling for me to see the puck," said Korpisalo, who learned on Saturday that was getting start.

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Leaders
Points: P. Dubois49
Plus/Minus: S. Jones10
Shots on Goal: Z. Werenski187
PIM: N. Foligno62
Win: J. Korpisalo19
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 180 (27)
Shots: 2272 (6)
PP%: 16.4% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 458 (30)
Assists: 298 (28)
SH Goals: 3 (29)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 41 20 8 90
x-Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
x-Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
x-Carolina 38 25 5 81
x-Columbus 33 22 15 81
x-NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
x-NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 183 (29)
Shots Against: 2092 (25)
PK%: 81.7% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 465 (31)
Shutouts: 7 (2)
Sv%: 0.913 (7)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/14 J. Anderson Shoulder - left game (day-to-day)
9/25 B. Dubinsky Wrist (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/26 K. Sherwood Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
7/26 R. MacInnis Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
7/26 V. Vehvilainen Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
7/13 M. Grigorenko Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
7/11 L. Foudy Called up from minors from London-OHL
7/11 K. Sherwood Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
7/11 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
7/11 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
7/11 V. Vehvilainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
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