Leafs lose second straight in chippy affair with the Jets

After clawing back from a 3-0 deficit to earn a point in Minnesota on Saturday evening, the Leafs’ second straight comeback bid fell short against the Jets on Sunday night but they showed a different kind of resolve, despite losing their second consecutive game. More concerning than the two points they were unable to claim is the potential loss of Rasmus Sandin who was forced to leave the game in the third period and was unable to return, but more on that in a minute.
Winnipeg has struggled to find offense as of late but were coming off of an 8-4 win over New Jersey in their last game and they continued the offensive onslaught against Toronto on Sunday. The Jets opened the scoring early in the first period with Wayne Simmonds sitting in the box for slashing but the Leafs were able to kill off another Jets powerplay opportunity shortly after to help settle the game down. Pierre-Luc Dubois was called for an offensive zone tripping penalty late in the period and after the Leafs’ top unit was unable to generate anything of consequence, Pierre Engvall found Michael Bunting out front to tie the game with the powerplay winding …

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Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation

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