Toffoli scores twice; Brossoit earns shutout as Jets post 6-0 win over Ducks Featured

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Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Tyler Toffoli fired a pair of third period goals and Laurent Brossoit stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season as the Winnipeg Jets downed the Anaheim Ducks 6-0 Friday night.

The Jets moved into first place in the NHL's Central Division standings with the win with 89 points.

Both Dallas and Colorado and Winnipeg each have 89 points but the Jets get the nod due to winning percentage.

Dylan DeMelo had a goal and an assist.

Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt, Tyler Toffoli and Mason Appleton also scored for Winnipeg.

Josh Morrissey had three assists.

Nikolaj Ehlers picked up a pair of assists.

Laurent Brossoit picked up the win as the Jets moved to 42-19-5.

John Gibson made 32 saves for Anaheim, who lost their fifth straight game to drop to 23-41-3.

Kyle Connor gave Winnipeg the lead 16:20 into the first when he tipped a point shot from Dylan DeMelo past Gibson to make it 1-0.

The goal was his 28th of the season.

Nate Schmidt scored on a double bank shot on the power play 7:47 into the second period.

With Pavol Regenda off for interference, Schmidt's low shot from the left point careened off of both Gustav Lindstrom and Pavel Mintyukov's skates before ending up behind Gibson.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Winnipeg broke the game open in the third period, firing three straight goals.

Dylan DeMelo scored just under five minutes into the third when he took a Nikolaj Ehlers feed, moved into the top of the circle and fired a slapshot that Gibson could only manage to get a piece of to give the Jets a 3-0 lead.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Tyler Toffoli scored 8:07 into the third off a faceoff win, shooting through a screen to notch his first goal as a Winnipeg Jet, following his trade last week from the New Jersey Devils.

Sean Monahan won the draw back to Toffoli who moved toward the center of the ice following the top of the circle before firing the puck through traffic and beating Gibson glove side to make it 4-0.

Toffoli scored again eight seconds into a power play at 11:05 when he redirected a Mark Scheifele shot off his right leg to make it 5-0.

The goal was his 28th of the season.

Mason Appleton scored with 5.5 seconds left in regulation off a nifty backhand pass from Adam Lowry to make it 6-0 Jets.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

Both teams see their next action on Sunday as Anaheim visits St. Louis and Winnipeg kicks off a five game eastern road trip, their longest of the season, in Columbus.



NOTES-The Jets power play went 3-for-3 on the night.

Philip Paul-Martin

A well rounded journalist with experience in both print and broadcast mediums, Philip has written news stories with impact, broken national news while at the CBC, anchored radio news and hosted talk show radio. His coverage includes feature writing, game stories and more in-depth pieces during the off-season as well as writing about the National Hockey League and the Winnipeg Jets. He calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.