Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse


Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse
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)

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 round series Sunday. What will happen is anyone’s guess after the teams traded shutouts to open the series, then each erased a three-goal deficit to win in OT. In seeding games, the Boston Bruins face the Washington Capitals and the defending champion St. Louis Blues take on the Dallas Stars.

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