Kadri, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 6-3

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno, center left, during the third period of an NHL ho

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets Nick Foligno, center left, during the third period of an NHL ho

Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri, second from right, celebrates with teammates Travis Dermott, left to right, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau after sc

Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri, second from right, celebrates with teammates Travis Dermott, left to right, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau after sc

Columbus Blue Jackets Jack Johnson, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Nick Foligno against Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NH

Columbus Blue Jackets Jack Johnson, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Nick Foligno against Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NH

Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner, center, celebrates his goal past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo as Blue Jackets Dean Kukan looks

Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner, center, celebrates his goal past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo as Blue Jackets Dean Kukan looks

TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri had three goals and two assists, Frederik Andersen made a career-high 54 saves and the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Patrick Marleau added a goal and two assists and Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist as Toronto closed out a perfect five-game hometand. It was Kadri's fourth career hat trick, and the five points set a career high.

The Blue Jackets recorded 50 or more shots for the third straight game, making them the first team to accomplish the feat in the post-expansion era (since 1967-68). Nick Foligno had a goal and two assists, and Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves.

Toronto played much of the game without defenseman Jake Gardiner, who departed with a lower-body injury after one period. It was unclear when the injury occurred, but he took a hard slash to the legs from Matt Calvert.

The Maple Leafs had a 4-2 lead before Jack Johnson beat Andersen with a slap shot from the left circle that went off the post and into the net at 14:35 of the second. It was Johnson's third goal of the season.

Toronto then put it away with two in the third. Kadri got his 21st of the season at 11:21, and Marleau added an empty-netter with 1:47 left.

The Maple Leafs opened the scoring when Dominic Moore finished a 2-on-1 with his fifth goal at 4:38 of the first. With David Savard taking away the passing lane to Kasperi Kapanen, Moore used a backhanded shot to beat Korpisalo.

Kadri cut around Korpisalo before using a screen to make it 2-0 at 7:36, but the Blue Jackets pulled within one when Foligno received a centering pass from Alexander Wennberg and fired a backhander by Andersen with 1:39 left.

Foligno scored his 13th goal early in the second. He received a pass from Wennberg on a 2-on-1 and beat Andersen at 2:25.

But Kadri's one-timer made it 3-2 at 8:03 and he set up Marner's one-timer at 10:17.

NOTES: Toronto D Travis Dermott had two assists. ... Columbus was 0 for 2 on the power play, and Toronto went 0 for 3 with the man advantage.

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Blue Jackets: Host Philadelphia on Friday night.

Maple Leafs: Visits Pittsburgh on Saturday night.