This becomes very evident watching the replay. The Jackets never overextended themselves in this game. I seem to remember Torts making a comment this week about not chasing the puck. That's exactly the issue that had given CBJ troubles against the Leafs and other teams w/ lots of young, skilled forwards. Against both BOS and TOR you could see the defensive gameplan: keep the puck to the outside, play tight in the slot (and generally on the superstars like Matthews), and trust the goalie to stop everything he can see. I only recall one shift against TOR where the Jackets looked out of sorts, when they failed to clear the zone a couple of times. In both games, most shots were coming from the outer edges of the circles or high slot. Korpi is also playing very conservatively, covering pucks whenever possible, and not hesitating to hold for a faceoff.
It's a mature strategy, and so far the team has been very disciplined. I think it will be an effective strategy in general, and especially against a young team like the Leafs. If TOR can't get more high percentage chances, they will start pressing, which will likely lead to giveaways, breakaways, and penalties. CBJ looks comfortable playing their system, even if it feels like a stalemate for most of the game. TOR was already under pressure after a string of early exits, and game 2 will be a must win for them now. CBJ was also the much more physical team in game 1. You could tell the top Leafs' players were already getting frustrated, and they're not a real mature bunch to begin with. Nobody likes to lose and get beat up in the process. We will see how the Leafs respond in game 2, but I think if the Jackets can stick to the plan, they have a great shot to advance to the next round and feel confident going forward.