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Winnipeg 4, Toronto 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Steve Kozari, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Mark Shewchyk
Attendance: 19397

Blake Wheeler scored the decisive goal of a shootout and the visiting Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Wednesday night.

Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers and Mason Appleton scored in regulation time for the Jets, who have won two games in a row. The Jets are 2-0-1 on a four-game road trip that ends Thursday against the Boston Bruins.

Auston Matthews scored two goals for Toronto, tying the game with a slap shot with just 14 seconds left in the third period with goaltender Frederik Andersen removed for an extra attacker.

Dmytro Timashov also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost two in a row.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots for Winnipeg.

Andersen made 25 saves for Toronto, including two on breakaways during overtime.

The teams traded goals 56 seconds apart in the first period.

Ehlers scored his 18th goal of the season at 4:00 after Andersen fell trying to handle the puck at the side of the net after Wheeler shot it in.

Matthews tied the score with his 30th of the season from the right circle at 4:56. He is the first Maple Leaf to reach 30 goals in four consecutive seasons to open his career and the first U.S.-born player to do so.

Appleton's first goal of the season restored Winnipeg's lead with two minutes remaining in the first. The short-handed goal came after Appleton stripped the puck from John Tavares near the Toronto blue line. Wheeler was serving a holding penalty.

Timashov tied the game at 6:00 of the second on a pass to the edge of the crease from Adam Brooks after Kasperi Kapanen's shot had been stopped. Timashov had just returned to the ice after serving Toronto's penalty for too many men on the ice.

Scheifele restored Winnipeg's lead at 11:45 of the second period with his 21st goal this season with a shot from the right circle on a pass from Kyle Connor.

The Maple Leafs removed Andersen for an extra attacker with just more than two minutes to play in the third period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Toronto
Mason Appleton 1 Points Auston Matthews 2
Mason Appleton 1 Goals Auston Matthews 2
Kyle Connor 1 Assists Adam Brooks 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Mason Appleton 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Connor Hellebuyck .893 Save Percentage Frederik Andersen .893
Connor Hellebuyck 25 Saves Frederik Andersen 25
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 28 4 0-2 3-3 6 19
Toronto 28 3 0-3 2-2 4 18
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .450 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Jets have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .700 after a loss.