Jets get past Leafs
Chris Reid on Wed, 2012-02-08 09:52
Downtown Winnipeg was lit up after the Tuesday night tilt that saw the hometown-favorite Jets defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. Evander Kane returned to the line-up for the Jets after missing several games due to a concussion. And it’s the first time in seven games the Jets were able to score more than one goal.
But the game wasn't without its struggles as Leafs Phil Kessel struck first around the 11-minute mark to put a damper on what has become known as the loudest - but smallest - building in the NHL, MTS Centre.
But Chris Thorburn would answer back just a few minutes later scoring on a backhand and getting past Jonas Gustavsson.
Bryan Little got the game-winner a little ways through the second period, and the Jets walk away from the game four points out of first in the South-East Division.
"We managed to get the win and we're happy about that," said Jets bench boss Claude Noel following their win that put the club above the .500 mark. "Our power play struggled a little bit and I thought we played the game tired, after coming off the road trip. But we did some good things and it was a good win for us."
The Jets take off from Winnipeg again on Thursday where they'll play Washington on Thursday evening followed by an afternoon matinee against Pittsburgh on Saturday.