Contact Settings LinkedIn View Jonass Korpisalo ‘s full profile: Photo: Toronto “Maple Leafs”Aaron Porclain, a journalist with North American media The Athletic, praised NHC’s Columbia Blue Jackets goalkeeper Jonas Corpisalo, calling him the team’s first star in the play-in series against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.It has already been reported that last night the Blue Jackets celebrated with a 3-0 victory over the Maple Leafs at Corpus Christi and triumphed throughout the series with a 3-2 entry into the Stanley Cup Main Event. The 26-year-old Finnish goalkeeper blocked all 33 shots on his own goal.“The first star in the series is definitely Corpisalo, isn’t it? What exactly you do not understand – two dry games or 95.6% rebounds? ” in his latest article asks the journalist.Korpisalo has scored in four of the five matches in the series. He was not very convincing in the third game, when three out of 15 shots were fired in 29 minutes and he was replaced, but in the first, second and fifth matches there can be no claim against his performance.It has already been reported that due to an injury, Elvis Merzļikins did not participate in the fifth game, but another Latvian, Matīss Kivlenieks, took the place on the reserve bench.During the “play-in” series, Merzlikins has played in two matches, in which he repelled 94.6% of throws and conceded 1.96 on average. Corpus Christi’s safety ratio is 1.45 for his teammate and competitor.In the quarterfinals of the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets will play against Lightning in Tampa Bay, the first match is scheduled for tomorrow, August 11 at 22:00 Latvian time. Significantly, last season these teams played each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup. At the time, Columbus unexpectedly demoted the best of the main event to 4-0.