Columbus
Blue Jackets
25-45-8-4
Toronto
Maple Leafs
45-24-10-3

19 SOG
28 SOG
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TOR
game recap

Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

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Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 FINAL
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Toronto Maple Leafs 4

TORONTO (AP) _ The Columbus Blue Jackets just didn't have the energy to rally against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gary Roberts and Darcy Tucker scored power-play goals, and the Maple Leafs beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night.

Columbus beat the Los Angeles Kings in overtime the previous night.

``It was just a case of us playing last night,'' Columbus coach Gerard Gallant said. ``We looked tired. We worked hard and competed, but our top scorers just didn't get the scoring chances they usually get.''

Ed Belfour made 18 saves in his first start in almost two weeks. Belfour, who missed three games with a back injury, was rarely tested, but he did stop Todd Marchant on a partial breakaway after Marchant skated between two defensemen in the first period.

``They played the night before. Maybe being tired was the case today,'' Belfour said.

Marchant scored the lone goal for the Blue Jackets, who have the worst road record in the NHL (3-17-4-2). Columbus' Rick Nash, the NHL's leading goal scorer, admitted his team was tired.

``Some guys were tired, but we're not looking for excuses,'' Nash said. ``They were the better team tonight and that was obvious.''

Columbus managed just four shots in the third.

Tie Domi and Mikael Renberg also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

Domi, standing alone at the side of the net, redirected Robert Reichel's pass past goaltender Marc Denis at 10:02 of the first.

After Columbus' Anders Eriksson drove a slap shot off Belfour's pads, Marchant put the rebound in at 16:30 of the first.

Roberts staked in on a power play and lifted the puck over Denis' shoulder, giving Toronto a 2-1 lead at 11:44 of the second.

Columbus forward David Vyborny received a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Toronto captain Mats Sundin in the face with 10 minutes left in the third.

Just more than two minutes later, Tucker tipped in Tomas Kaberle's shot from the point.

Renberg added an empty-net goal with 23 seconds left.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:02
TOR
Tie Domi (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Robert Reichel (16), Darcy Tucker (9)
1 - 0 TOR
16:30
CBJ
Todd Marchant (8) Snap shot - ASST: Anders Eriksson (12), Geoff Sanderson (15)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
11:44
TOR
PPG - Gary Roberts (22) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikael Renberg (10), Ken Klee (23)
2 - 1 TOR
3rd Period
12:39
TOR
PPG - Darcy Tucker (16) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Kaberle (18), Karel Pilar (10)
3 - 1 TOR
19:37
TOR
EN - Mikael Renberg (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Mats Sundin (35), Gary Roberts (15)
4 - 1 TOR
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:51
TOR
Bryan Marchment  Hi-sticking against  Trevor Letowski
10:32
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Boarding against  Darcy Tucker
16:57
CBJ
Anders Eriksson  Tripping against  Craig Johnson
3rd Period
01:17
TOR
Aki Berg  Interference against  Geoff Sanderson
05:28
TOR
Ken Klee  Interference against  Alexander Svitov
05:57
CBJ
Rick Nash  Cross checking against  Bryan McCabe
08:18
CBJ
Manny Malhotra  Tripping against  Mikael Renberg
08:18
TOR
Mikael Renberg  Hi-sticking against  Manny Malhotra
10:08
CBJ
David Vyborny  Hi-sticking against  Mats Sundin
10:08
CBJ
David Vyborny  Hi-sticking against  Mats Sundin
goalie stats
Marc Denis
SA: 27TOI: 59:23
Saves: 24EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .889SH: 1 - 1
Ed Belfour
Ed Belfour
SA: 19TOI: 59:44
Saves: 18EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .947SH: 0 - 0
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