JETS ARE FLYING by Momma Gouche

The Toronto Maple Leafs’  Joffrey Lupul scored 1.32 into Saturday nights’ game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets were badly outplayed by the Leafs in the first period and were fortunate to come out just one goal down. Andrej Pavelec was challenged many times in the period, but he came up with his usual stalwart play. There were 13 penalties (7 Winnipeg – 6 Toronto). The period was fraught with fighting, misconducts, charging and unsportsmanlike conduct. The Leafs had 11 shots on goal and the Jets had 0. The Jets came alive in the second period and James Wright tied the game at 1-1 at 5:25. Antti Miettinen put Winnipeg ahead 5 minutes later. I have not seem such a change in momentum the whole season. The Jets get another 2 goals in 3 minutes by Blake Wheeler, and the score was 4-2. Joffrey Lupul came back on the scene at 19:00 and the score was 4-3 at the end of the second. The tempo had turned from a boring game (aside from the scrapping) to a real classic. Phil Kessel scored 5 minutes into the third and the game was tied 4-4. The second half of the third period was an exciting end to end. Dustin Byfuglien was not up to his usual solid game and turned over the puck several times late in the period; but he settled down and was back to his old form. There was no scoring in overtime. In shootout Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg and the 20th shooter, Zack Bogosian gave my Jets a 2-1 win. Winnipeg is now first in the Southeast Division; which puts them 3rd in the conference.

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