The Maple Leafs get back in the win column but have lost some players from the regular lineup.
Mitch Marner will be out 3-4 weeks due to the injury suffered from his practice collision with Jake Muzzin.
Rasmus Sandin will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee injury suffered from a knee-on-knee hit by Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk.
Travis Dermott is out with an upper-body injury.
Jason Spezza was suspended six games for kneeing Neal Pionk.
Alex Steeves and Kristians Rubins made their NHL debuts for the Maple Leafs against Columbus.
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CANADA HOCKEY NOW
Calgary: Ruzicka scores first NHL goal but Flames lose to Sharks…again.
Montreal: Canadiens deserved better fate in 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Toronto: Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly lead Leafs to win over Blue Jackets.
Toronto: Five Maple Leafs Takeaways – Nick Ritchie scored a goal!
1946. Regular Season. #Leafs vs #Habs. The commentary is gold. This is from a regular season game and the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup later that year.
Gus Bodnar on Maurice Richard @ :23 seconds. 👀#GoHabsGo #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/NrrpGtjbGY
— The Hockey Samurai 侍 (@hockey_samurai) December 4, 2021
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NYR LW Artemi Panarin 2 G, 2 A
5 G, 9 A, 22 SOG in past 7 GP
SJ C Tomas Hertl 3 G
1 G, 0 A, 12 SOG in previous 6 GP
TOR C Auston Matthews 2 G, 1 A
10 G, 3 A, 35 SOG during 7-game goal streak.
TOR D Morgan Rielly 4 A
3 G, 11 A, 40 SOG in past 12 GP
NSH D Roman Josi 1 G, 2 A
4 G, 8 A, 39 SOG in past 11 GP
SJ C Logan Couture 1 G, 2 A
2 G, 7 A, 18 SOG in past 8 GP
NSH C Ryan Johansen 1 G, 2 A
2 G, 11 A, 17 SOG in past 9 GP
NSH D Dante Fabbro 1 G, 2 A
0 G, 0 A, 20 SOG in previous 16 GP
NYI LW Anders Lee 2 G
0 G, 0 A, 14 SOG in previous 6 GP
CBJ RW Oliver Bjorkstrand 2 G
0 G, 1 A, 10 SOG in previous 7 GP