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Filatov gives Blue Jackets improbable shootout victory

Oct 6, 2008 - 12:36 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Right wing Nikita Filatov scored the decisive goal in the second round of the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

Filatov was the only player on either side to connect during the shootout, approaching the goal slowly before drilling a bullet over goaltender Vesa Toskala's shoulder just inside the top right corner. Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle misfired on a wrist shot moments later to seal the win.

The Blue Jackets (3-4-0) needed late heroics to even get to overtime, much less come away with a victory. With less than three minutes remaining in the third period, Jakub Voracek and Jason Chimera scored goals within 14 seconds of each other - both during 4-on-4 play - to tie the game at 4-4.

The seventh overall pick of last year's draft, Voracek skated into the slot and drilled a shot in between Toskala's pads to pull the Blue Jackets to within one. Moments later, Rostislav Klesla's backhand attempt deflected off Toskala and Chimera lunged forward to tip in to tie things up.

Toronto had a chance to answer right back at the end of regulation, as left wing Jason Blake got a breakaway with 25 seconds left. However, Columbus goaltender Daniel Lacosta stopped Blake's wrister with a right pad save to preserve the tie.

Toskala made 38 saves for the Maple Leafs, while Lacosta stopped 15 of 16 shots after taking over for starter Fredrik Norrena.

The Maple Leafs (2-5-2) came into the game having lost three straight games in regulation, and haven't won since a 4-3 triumph over the St. Louis Blues on September 29. The Blue Jackets have won two in a row.






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    Blue Jackets 5, Maple Leafs 4  Final - 2OTOct 5 8:59 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    COLUMBUS 1 1 2 0 (1) 5
    TORONTO 1 2 1 0 (0) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - NIKITA FILATOV 1 (JAKUB VORACEK) 1:28
    TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55
    2ND PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 2 (MIKE COMMODORE, MARC METHOT) 3:0

    Blue Jackets 5, Maple Leafs 4  Final - 2OTOct 5 7:47 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 1 2 0 4
    TORONTO 1 2 1 0 4 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - NIKITA FILATOV 1 (JAKUB VORACEK) 1:28
    TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55
    2ND PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 2 (MIKE COMMODORE, MARC METHOT) 3:06
    TOR -

    Oct 5 7:43 PM
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    Blue Jackets 4, Maple Leafs 4  OT - 4:12Oct 5 7:36 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 1 2 4
    TORONTO 1 2 1 4 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - NIKITA FILATOV 1 (JAKUB VORACEK) 1:28
    TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55
    2ND PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 2 (MIKE COMMODORE, MARC METHOT) 3:06
    TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 5 (NI

    Oct 5 7:35 PM
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    Blue Jackets 4, Maple Leafs 4  End of Reg.Oct 5 7:35 PM


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    COLUMBUS 4
    TORONTO 4
    3RD PRD: COB - JASON CHIMERA 2 (ROSTISLAV KLESLA) 17:48

    Blue Jackets 4, Maple Leafs 4  3rd - 2:12Oct 5 7:34 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    TORONTO 4
    3RD PRD: COB - JAKUB VORACEK 2 (JIRI NOVOTNY, ROSTISLAV KLESLA) 17:48

    Blue Jackets 3, Maple Leafs 4  3rd - 2:12Oct 5 7:34 PM
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    COLUMBUS 2
    TORONTO 4
    3RD PRD: TOR - ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 3 (MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI, MIKE VAN RYN)
    3:38

    Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 4  3rd - 16:22Oct 5 7:06 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 1 2
    TORONTO 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - NIKITA FILATOV 1 (JAKUB VORACEK) 1:28
    TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55
    2ND PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 2 (MIKE COMMODORE, MARC METHOT) 3:06
    TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 5 (NIKL

    Oct 5 6:42 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    TORONTO 3
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) ANTON STRALMAN 2 (MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI) 15:21

    Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 3  2nd - 4:39Oct 5 6:36 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    TORONTO 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 5 (NIKLAS HAGMAN, JIRI TLUSTY) 11:50

    Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 2  2nd - 8:10Oct 5 6:28 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    TORONTO 1
    2ND PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 2 (MIKE COMMODORE, MARC METHOT) 3:06

    Blue Jackets 2, Maple Leafs 1  2nd - 16:54Oct 5 6:09 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 1 1
    TORONTO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - NIKITA FILATOV 1 (JAKUB VORACEK) 1:28
    TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COB 10 10
    TOR 9

    Oct 5 5:45 PM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    TORONTO 1
    1ST PRD: TOR - (PP) MIKE VAN RYN 1 (JASON BLAKE, NIK ANTROPOV) 11:55

    Blue Jackets 1, Maple Leafs 1  1st - 8:05Oct 5 5:32 PM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    TORONTO 0
    1ST PRD: COB - JAKUB VORACEK 2 (UNASSISTED) 1:28

    Blue Jackets 1, Maple Leafs 0  1st - 18:32Oct 5 5:15 PM