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Winnipeg 6, Toronto 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 5, 2021
Where: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Reid Anderson, Brad Meier
Linesmen: Travis Toomey, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 14461

The Winnipeg Jets scored four second-period goals and defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Sunday night.

Mark Scheifele scored his fourth goal in two games and added an assist for the Jets, who have won two in a row.

Seven Jets compiled two points each, including Blake Wheeler, who had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game. Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves.

Auston Matthews extended his goal-scoring streak to six games with his 15th goal of the season for the Maple Leafs. Toronto, playing the second of a back-to-back, has lost two in a row and had its point streak snapped at six games (5-0-1). Joseph Woll made 35 saves.

The Jets were 3-for-5 on the power play while the Maple Leafs were 2-for-5.

Pierre-Luc Dubois gave the Jets a 1-0 lead at 4:05 of the first period when he took a pass in front of the net and slid a back-hander past Woll.

Michael Bunting tied it with a one-timer from the slot on a power play at 16:08.

Andrew Copp took a long lead pass from Neal Pionk, got behind the defense and scored to put the Jets back in front at 1:51 of the second period.

Evgeny Svechnikov scored from the slot on a 2-on-1 rush to push Winnipeg's lead to 3-1 at 4:54.

Kyle Connor's power-play goal from the left circle made it 4-1 at 7:38, and Nikolaj Ehlers made it 5-1 with his third goal in two games, a one-timer from a tough angle in the right circle on the rush at 10:45.

Matthews scored on a wrist shot from the right circle on a power play at 14:20 to pull the Maple Leafs within 5-2, and Ondrej Kase's shot from just beyond the end line trickled in off Hellebuyck at 15:46 to make it 5-3.

Connor fed Scheifele streaking down the slot on the rush for a power-play goal at 8:14 of the third period and the Jets led 6-3.

Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner missed his second straight game. He left practice Friday after a hit by defenseman Jake Muzzin.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Toronto   Winnipeg
Michael Bunting 1 Points Kyle Connor 2
Michael Bunting 1 Goals Kyle Connor 1
Pierre Engvall 1 Assists Neal Pionk 2
Michael Bunting 1 Power Play Goals Kyle Connor 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joseph Woll .854 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .914
Joseph Woll 35 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 32
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 35 3 2-5 2-5 31 31
Winnipeg 41 6 3-5 3-5 21 34
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Jets have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Columbus. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .500 after a loss.