Winnipeg 3, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 18-15-3-2 8-5-2-2 10-10-1-0 L3
Winnipeg 19-14-3-2 14-6-0-1 5-8-3-1 W3

Recap

Blake Wheeler scored a power-play goal midway through the second period to extend his point streak to five games as the Winnipeg Jets won their third straight with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Ondrej Pavelec made 22 saves - including 12 in the third period - to improve to 14-12-5 on the season. It was the Jets’ 10th win of the month, a franchise record.

After Clarke MacArthur scored for the Maple Leafs in the first period, the Jets' offense came alive in the middle frame, thanks in large part to a penalty kill that has haunted Toronto all season.

At 2:51, defenseman Zach Bogosian’s blast fooled James Reimer after it deflected off blue-liner Luke Schenn. Just 2 1/2 minutes later - and seconds after a power play had expired - captain Andrew Ladd scored his 12th of the season to give the Jets a 2-1 lead.

Phil Kessel’s 21st goal of the season extended his point streak to five games and tied the game, if only for a few minutes.

Again with a man advantage, Wheeler deflected in a point shot at 10:50 for his sixth of the campaign.

The Leafs have given up a power-play goal in 10 of their last 11 games, and 26 of their 38 on the season.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Winnipeg
Dion Phaneuf 2 Points Antti Miettinen 2
Phil Kessel 1 Goals Zach Bogosian 1
Dion Phaneuf 2 Assists Antti Miettinen 2
Clarke MacArthur 1 Power Play Goals Zach Bogosian 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .914 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .917
James Reimer 32 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 24 2 1-3 4-6 12 21
Winnipeg 35 3 2-6 2-3 6 36

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg . The Jets have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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