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Byfuglien scores in OT to lift Leafs past Jets

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm •  Published: January 25, 2014
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien fired a low shot past goalie Jonathan Bernier 2:44 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Toronto's Phil Kessel took a pass from James van Riemsdyk and fired a sharp-angled shot past Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec with 1:33 left in the third period to tie the score.

Mark Scheifele, Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets, who outshot the Leafs 32-28 through overtime. Little also had an assist and Andrew Ladd added two.

Dion Phaneuf had a power-play goal for Toronto, Troy Bodie scored his second of the season and Tim Gleason had his first. Pavelec stopped 24 shots.

James Reimer started for the Leafs, but let in four goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Bernier midway through the second period. Bernier finished with 13 saves.

The Jets led 2-0 after scoring twice on their first four shots of the game.

Toronto gave up the puck in its own end and Jets forward Evander Kane got it and sent a pass to Scheifele in the faceoff circle. Reimer got a piece of Scheifele's shot, but not enough as the Jets went up 1-0 on their first shot at 3:10. It was Scheifele's 10th goal of the season.

Winnipeg made good on its first power play of the game, courtesy of a hooking penalty on Leafs defenseman Morgan Reilly.

Pavelec got things started with a pass out to defenseman Jacob Trouba, who then sent the puck to Wheeler just outside Toronto's blue line. Wheeler raced in alone on the Manitoba-born Reimer and put a shot through his pads at 6:34.

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