TOR
35-37-10
WPG
37-35-10

24 SOG
35 SOG

Leafs Drop Final Game Of 2011

The Canadian Press | Saturday, 12.31.2011 / 10:21 PM





WINNIPEG -- Zach Bogosian and Blake Wheeler scored on the power play as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday.

The crowd gave the players a loud standing ovation after the victory, which extended Winnipeg's (19-14-5) winning streak to three games.

The Leafs (18-15-5) have now lost three straight.

Toronto goalie James Reimer, a native of Morweena, Man., faced 35 shots and also let in a goal by Andrew Ladd.

Jets winger Antti Miettinen, claimed on waivers from Tampa Bay on Dec. 13, picked up two assists for his first points with his new club.

Clarke MacArthur and Phil Kessel scored for Toronto, which fired 24 shots at Ondrej Pavelec.

Despite not getting their first shot on net until seven minutes into the game, the Leafs finished the first period with a 1-0 lead on MacArthur's power-play goal.

Ten seconds after Ladd was put in the penalty box for high-sticking, Carl Gunnarsson sent the puck across the crease to MacArthur, who caught Pavelec out of position at 13:59 for his 11th goal of the season.

The Jets outshot the Leafs 15-8 in the opening period and 13-4 in the second.

Winnipeg jumped out to a 2-1 lead early in the second on goals by Bogosian and Ladd.

Bogosian got things going when he scored on the power play at 2:51. Then just four seconds after a Toronto penalty expired, Ladd tapped in a Kyle Wellwood pass from behind the net to make it 2-1 at 5:26.

Toronto's top sniper quickly made it 2-2 when Pavelec couldn't snag Kessel's shot with his out-stretched glove at 7:07. It was Kessel's 21st of the season.

Wheeler broke the tie on a power play at 10:50 when a screened Reimer couldn't make the stop.

The Leafs doubled their shots on goal in the third period, but Pavelec held the line in his 32nd start of the season.

The Jets, who only play four games at home in January, hit the road for a four-game road trip that starts Wednesday in Montreal.

The Leafs host their next four games, beginning with Tampa Bay on Tuesday and Winnipeg on Thursday.

Notes: Jets forward Bryan Little (lower body) was placed on injured reserved earlier in the day. ... Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury.

Tuesday, January 3
  vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  7 PM ET (Sportsnet, AM640)


The Leafs return home for the first of four straight at Air Canada Centre. 

Tampa Bay has won three straight including a 5-2 thumping of the Carolina Hurricanes. Steve Stamkos had a hat trick and has scored six goals in the last three games. He lead the NHL in goals with 26.





1st2nd3rdT
TOR
WPG
Scoring Summary
1st Period
13:59TOR PPG - Clarke MacArthur (11) Snap shot - ASST: Carl Gunnarsson (9), Dion Phaneuf (18) 1 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
02:51WPG PPG - Zach Bogosian (3) Slapshot - ASST: Tobias Enstrom (9), Antti Miettinen (1) 1 - 1 Tie
05:26WPG Andrew Ladd (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Wellwood (15), Johnny Oduya (8) 2 - 1 WPG
07:07TOR Phil Kessel (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Connolly (12), Dion Phaneuf (19) 2 - 2 Tie
10:50WPG PPG - Blake Wheeler (6) Tip-in - ASST: Ron Hainsey (5), Antti Miettinen (2) 3 - 2 WPG
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Blake Wheeler
1st
Blake Wheeler
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:33
Zach Bogosian
2nd
Zach Bogosian
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:14
Phil Kessel
3rd
Phil Kessel
RW
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:37
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:28TOR Keith Aulie  Hooking against  Evander Kane
13:49WPG Andrew Ladd  Hi-sticking against  Cody Franson
2nd Period
01:16TOR Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking against  Antti Miettinen
03:22TOR Cody Franson  Holding against  Alexander Burmistrov
09:18TOR Joey Crabb  Charging against  Kyle Wellwood
16:17TOR Nazem Kadri  Hooking against  Johnny Oduya
18:51WPG Alexander Burmistrov  Holding against  Matt Frattin
3rd Period
01:26WPG Andrew Ladd  Slashing against  Nazem Kadri
15:54TOR Tim Connolly  Hooking against  Zach Bogosian
shots by period
PeriodTORWPG
1st815
2nd413
3rd127
Total2435
Team Stats
CategoryTORWPG
Power Plays1/32/6
Hits2026
Faceoff Wins2136
Giveaways78
Takeaways27
Blocked Shots1021
Penalty Minutes126
  • TORONTO
  • WINNIPEG
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2L. SchennD0000016:02
3D. PhaneufD0203227:35
4C. FransonD00-10218:08
12T. ConnollyC0102219:53
15M. LombardiC0001010:57
16C. MacArthurL1002012:57
19J. LupulL0012016:27
20D. SteckelC0004013:46
36C. GunnarssonD0102024:40
39M. FrattinR0002011:01
41N. KuleminL00-10016:14
43N. KadriC0001214:30
46J. CrabbR0000211:56
47D. BoyceC0000010:06
51J. GardinerD0003022:49
59K. AulieD0000211:10
81P. KesselR1011016:37
84M. GrabovskiC0001015:23
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34J. Reimer3235.91458:42
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4Z. BogosianD1002023:14
5M. StuartD0000014:59
6R. HainseyD0101022:34
8A. BurmistrovC0003217:18
9E. KaneL00-15020:47
13K. WellwoodC0112013:52
14T. StapletonC00-11017:20
15T. GlassL0002014:12
16A. LaddL1016416:06
17E. FehrR000207:54
20A. MiettinenR0200015:19
22C. ThorburnR000108:13
26B. WheelerR10-13022:33
28P. CormierC000007:02
29J. OduyaD0112017:08
36M. FloodD0000011:06
39T. EnstromD01-13027:09
80N. AntropovC0012019:06
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31O. Pavelec2224.91759:58