I went with Blue Jackets in 5 for a few reasons:
Matthews having COVID-19 recently, and whether he will have made a full recovery. (Apparently it takes a long time to fully recover.)
Lots of players on the Leafs were ice cold at the time of the stoppage, and I don't think Andersen was playing well either.
The Blue Jackets being in a much tougher division.
Finally, the Leafs never perform in the first round. They always do just enough to lose in the maximum number of ga
Leafs played a perfect game, simply mauled the Jackets, it truly could have been much worse than the final score indicated. Muzzin going out, we will see what if any impact it has going forward but truthfully if the Leafs skill players come to play every night with this intensity the CBJ will have zero answer. I think early third, possibly late second shots were 25-8 in favor of the Leafs and frankly it wasnt even that close.