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Leafs Drop Final Game Of 2011

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

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Leafs Drop Final Game Of 2011
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Winnipeg Jets 3
Three Stars of the Game
Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:33
Zach Bogosian
Zach Bogosian
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 6
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:14
Phil Kessel
Phil Kessel
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:37

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

1st Star
Blake Wheeler
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 -1 3
2nd Star
Zach Bogosian
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 E 2
3rd Star
  Phil Kessel
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 +1 1

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.

4-6-3 Leafs record for the month of December.
37 Per cent on face-offs for the Leafs on the night.
9-1-2 Leafs's record in the last 12 games played on New Year's Eve.
6 Points for Clarke MacArthur in his last five games.
2 Power-play goals allowed by the Leafs.

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - Clarke MacArthur (11) ASST: Carl Gunnarsson (9), Dion Phaneuf (18)
1 - 0 TOR
2nd Period
PPG - Zach Bogosian (3) ASST: Toby Enstrom (9), Antti Miettinen (1)
1 - 1 Tie
Andrew Ladd (12) ASST: Kyle Wellwood (15), Johnny Oduya (8)
2 - 1 WPG
Phil Kessel (21) ASST: Tim Connolly (12), Dion Phaneuf (19)
2 - 2 Tie
PPG - Blake Wheeler (6) ASST: Ron Hainsey (5), Antti Miettinen (2)
3 - 2 WPG
3rd Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Keith Aulie  Hooking against  Evander Kane
Andrew Ladd  Hi-sticking against  Cody Franson
2nd Period
Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking against  Antti Miettinen
Cody Franson  Holding against  Alexander Burmistrov
Joey Crabb  Charging against  Kyle Wellwood
Nazem Kadri  Hooking against  Johnny Oduya
Alexander Burmistrov  Holding against  Matt Frattin
3rd Period
Andrew Ladd  Slashing against  Nazem Kadri
Tim Connolly  Hooking against  Zach Bogosian
goalie stats
James Reimer
James Reimer
SA: 35TOI: 58:42
Saves: 32EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .914SH: 0 - 0
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 24TOI: 59:58
Saves: 22EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .917SH: 1 - 1
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