TORONTO (AP) — James van Riemsdyk scored 3:47 into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over the playoff-hopeful Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
Van Riemsdyk beat Michael Hutchinson during a 2-on-1 rush for his 22nd goal of the season for the Maple Leafs (24-31-5). Daniel Winnik had a goal and an assist, and Leo Komarov and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Toronto’s Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots.
Winnipeg (30-20-11) earned one point to get to 71 in the crowded Western Conference playoff race. The Jets have a tenuous hold on a wild-card spot with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild and Los Angeles Kings chasing them.
Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele and Michael Frolik scored for the Jets, who also got contributions from recent trade acquisitions Drew Stafford (two assists) and Tyler Myers (one assist). Hutchinson made 29 saves.
The Jets, who lost 4-1 to Washington on Thursday, didn’t have the bounce-back effort coach Paul Maurice would have liked.
Despite not being in the same conference, the Jets and Maple Leafs went at each other throughout the game. There was one official fight and plenty of post-whistle skirmishes.
NOTES: Dustin Byfuglien was back at forward for Winnipeg after playing the previous game on defense. Adam Pardy took his place on the blue line. … With Joffrey Lupul back in the Toronto lineup after a four-game absence, forward Brandon Kozun was a healthy scratch despite scoring Friday night at Carolina. … Before the game, the Maple Leafs announced that Syl Apps and George Armstrong, both Stanley Cup-winning captains, will be the next players honored on Legends Row outside Air Canada Centre.
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