TLN Three Stars: The losing streak is over!

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night. The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Leafs and increased the lead for first place in the North to six points over the Jets. Matthews, Simmonds, Spezza, Thornton and Marner (x2) scored for the Leafs, while Scheifele, Copp and Connor responded for the Jets.
In the first period, Auston Matthews got the ball rolling for Toronto just 27 seconds in. Matthews scored his league-leading 34th goal of the season past Connor Hellebuyck. Shortly after, Wayne Simmonds scored his seventh goal of the season to give the Leafs a 2-0 lead.

#⃣3⃣4⃣ for #⃣3⃣4⃣#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

The lead would be short lived, as Mark Scheifele and Andrew Copp responded for the Jets to tie the game up at 2-2. On a delayed penalty, Jason Spezza redirects the Joe Thornton point shot to give the Leafs the lead once again and ending Hellebuyck’s night.

Let ‘er rip Jumbo!#LeafsForever
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2021

In the second period, Mitch Marner ripped home …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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