NHL Game Summary - Winnipeg at Toronto|
(Saturday, March 16th)
Final Score: Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4 (SO)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Zach Bogosian scored in the 10th round of the
shootout as the Winnipeg Jets survived to take a 5-4 win over the Toronto
Maple Leafs on Saturday.
In the 10th round, Bogosian buried a wrister past the glove of James Reimer
and into the right corner for the win.
"We do them a lot in practice but I'm not the greatest at them," said
Bogosian. "I just wanted to come in with speed and make him back up a little
bit before letting go with the shot."
Blake Wheeler scored twice while James Wright and Antti Miettinen added goals
for the Jets, who have won three straight and five of six. Ondrej Pavelec made
28 stops in the win.
Joffrey Lupul returned to play after missing 25 games with a fractured right
forearm and scored twice, while Nikolai Kulemin and Phil Kessel also scored
for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped their past five games.
Ben Scrivens started in net but was pulled after the second period for
allowing four goals on 26 shots. Reimer played the rest of the game and
stopped all seven shots he faced in regulation and overtime.
"That was an emotional roller coaster of a game we had," said Toronto head
coach Randy Carlyle. "That made it very hard to have a clear vision of what
happened. But, it seems like we hit these spots of games where we can't
Lupul didn't take long to make his presence known as he scored just 1:32 in
when Nazem Kadri picked off the puck along the right boards and fed Lupul, who
sent a heavy backhand on net that fooled Pavelec.
In the second period, Winnipeg scored four straight, starting at the 5:29 mark
when Nik Antropov chipped a pass from the right point down to the circle where
Kyle Wellwood fed it to the low left side and Wright tipped it in for his
first of the year.
It was a 2-1 game five minutes later as Dustin Byfuglien blasted a shot from
the right point that was stopped and the rebound popped up before Miettinen
whacked it in. A replay showed that Miettinen didn't hit it with a high stick
and the goal stood.
The Jets scored just a minute and a half later when Scrivens misplayed the
puck behind the net and Wheeler was able to backhand it in before the goalie
could get set back up.
It was a 4-1 game with 4:31 to play in the second period as Wheeler's shot
from the left wing was blocked, but he gathered the puck and wrapped it in
from the right side.
Toronto, though, answered with a pair of goals separated by 25 seconds to cut
the deficit to one heading into the third period.
The first goal came off a right circle faceoff win as Jay McClement won the
puck back to Kulemin, who fired in a wrister with 1:25 to play in the frame.
Just 25 seconds later it was a one-goal game as a turnover deep in the
Winnipeg end saw Kadri center it for Lupul, who snapped it in to make it a 4-3
The Maple Leafs then tied the game 5:50 into the third as Tyler Bozak hit
Kessel with a pass down the right wing and Kessel was able to wrist the puck
home for his 10th of the year.
Toronto hosts Tampa Bay on Wednesday ... Winnipeg plays in Ottawa on Sunday
... Winnipeg won two of the three games with Toronto this season ... Both
teams went 0-for-2 on the power play.
03/16 23:54:59 ET