Toronto might not be a playoff contender, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely done for the season. The Leafs played the Jets on Saturday that saw Winnipeg leading for most of the first and second periods.
Toronto scored early on in the game with Leo Komarov taking the first goal. But the Jets quickly followed up 34 seconds later with Jacob Trouba scoring, and Mark Scheifele taking advantage of a pass in front of the Leafs to score one at the end of the first period making the score 2-1 for Winnipeg.
As the second period came to a close, Daniel Winnik then scored to tie the game up 2-2. According to TSN.ca, Winnik is the Leafs’ best trade prospect with a goal and an assist in this game alone as the trade deadline approaches on March 2nd.
The Jets then responded as Michael Frolik scored near the end of the second period with a well coordinated effort and assist by Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, leaving it with Winnipeg up 3-2.
Five minutes into the third period, Nazem Kadri scored a wrap around the net tying it up 3-3.
In the overtime period, the Leafs’ James Van Riemsdyk scored the game winner with great assist efforts by Olli Jokinen and Morgan Rielly.
The Leafs take the game with the final score of 4-3.