TORONTO, Ontario – The last time the Winnipeg Jets played a Saturday night game in Toronto was back in 1995 and they lost 2-1.
This Saturday they were back in Toronto and on Hockey Night In Canada playing in front of a national audiance and they came out with a huge 5-4 shootout win.
With the victory theJets moved into third place in the Eastern Conferance aas they have taken over first place in the South East division.
The Leafs were paying tribute to the Canadian Forces this night and came out on fire trying to end a four-game losing skid.
Joffrey Lupol got the Leafs on the board with his first goal of the season in his first game after missing 25 with an injury.
The bad blood between these two teams carried over from earlier this week when Winnipeg won 5-2 in a physical battle at the MTS Center.
Things continued to be chippy as Zach Bogosian of the Jets dropped his gloves with Leaf Korbinian Holzer and he landed numerous big blows to get the win here.
After 2o minutes Leafs led 1-0.Shots were 14-11 for Toronto.
The two teams combined for 46 minutes in penalties.
James Wright got the Jets on the board with his first of the year converting a Kyle Wellwood dish past Ben Scrivens to tie things at 1-1.
Antti Miettinen gave the Jets the lead when he batted in a Dustin Byfuglien rebound past Scrivens 2-1 Winnipeg.
Blake Wheeler continued the Jets dominant period as he got his 11th and 12th goals of the season to give the Jets a lead.
With under two to play in the second the Leafs made things interesting as Nikolai Kulemin beat Ondrej Pavelec to make it 4-2 Jets.
Lupul got his second of the game to make it 4-3 after two periods
The Leafs replaced Scrivens with James Reimer to play goal to start the third.
Phil Kessel tied things up at 4-4 in the third.
This game was back and forth,Jekyl and Hyde for both teams.
The shootout went ten rounds as both goalies stood out and got alot of help from their goal posts and the cross bar.
Blake Wheeler scored early for the Jets and Tyler Bozak scored for the Leafs.
It took another seven shooters before Winnipeg’s Zach Bogosian ripped a wrister top cheddar past Reimer giving the Jets a big win.
Jets ownership shown on camera in the press box showed alot of emotion after the hard fought victory demonstrating how much these Jets mean to them and Winnipeg.
The Jets head to Ottawa to play the Sens Sunday afternoon.
1st-Blake Wheeler Winnipeg
2nd- Joffrey Lupul Toronto
3rd- Zach Bogosian Winnipeg
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