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Maple Leafs rally late to beat Blue Jackets 4-3 in OT

The series goes to a decisive Game 5 on Sunday.
Credit: AP
Columbus Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins, of Latvia, plays against the Carolina Hurricanes during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Auston Matthews scored on a power play 13:10 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3, forcing a Game 5 in the teams' qualifying series. 

Toronto rallied from a 3-0, third-period deficit to tie the game and the series at 2-2. 

The Leafs scored three times in 3:34 to knot the score late in a game that Columbus and goalie Elvis Merzlikins had largely controlled.

 William Nylander, John Tavares and Zach Hyman also scored for the Maple Leafs, and Frederik Andersen had 36 saves. 

Game 5 is Sunday night at 8 p.m.