Jets-Leafs… the recap you’ve been waiting for.
Winnipeg Jets3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 F/SO – Full disclosure, I nearly wrote Toronto Blue Jays instead of Maple Leafs. I blame game one of the World Series, that and we’ve only been following the NHL for two weeks. Meanwhile, this was the only game going on in the NHL last night and it featured the J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS! This is match-up 15 years in the making. These two teams battled at the new Maple Leafs Garden (or if you prefer its corporate name, the Air Canada Center). Winnipeg wanted anything to erase the taste of Montreal spoiling their return on opening night (the last thing the Canadians did before becoming a scout team), so they came out guns blazing. The Jets were the first to score, capitalizing on a power play goal from Tobias Enstrom (our second favorite Tobias behind the analrapist Dr. Funke), his first of the season. Joffrey Lupul tied he game two minutes later for the Leafs with his third goal of the season. Alexander (I feel a Van needs to be here) Burmistrov put the puck in the net for the first time this season, putting the Jets back in front in the second period. Later in the period, Winnipeg got the PP going again as the seventh round pick Mark Scheifele (someone won the vowel lottery!) scored his first professional goal, 3-1. Lupul lit the lamp for the second time for Toronto making the score 3-2 on a power play, and 17 seconds later Phil Kessel tied the game up at three. Overtime wasn’t enough, so the boys went to a shootout. Both teams missed their first shot, but Toronto got scores from Lupul and Matt Frattin , while the Jets missed their second try as well and lost the game.