Leafs down Jets 2-1 in OT as Spezza scores lone goal in shootout Featured

Saturday, 03 April 2021 02:55 Written by  Published in Game Stories
Winnipeg, Manitoba (NHN)-Jason Spezza scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Winnipeg Jets by a 2-1 score Friday night.

Spezza moved in slowly and outwaited Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck before calmly sliding the disc past him into a wide open net.

Spezza had a good night, settting up the lone Maple Leafs goal in regulation as well, feeding Travis Dermott who scored from the left point.

Jack Campbell made 31 saves for Toronto and has gone 8-0-0 this season.

Andrew Copp scored the lone goal for the Jets.

Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves for Winnipeg, who dropped to 22-14-2.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Travis Dermott opened the scoring 5:16 into the second when he converted a Jason Spezza feed from the blue line, beating Connor Hellebuyck with a short side wrister from the point.

The goal was his 2nd of the season.

Andrew Copp scored at 11:50, breaking in on a 2-on-1 break with Adam Lowry before snapping a pass from Lowry past Jack Campbell, beating him just inside the left post to get the Jets on the board.

The goal was his 12th of the season.

There was no scoring in the third period and the game went to overtime.

There was no scoring in OT and the game went to a shootout.

SHOTS-TORONTO 38 WINNIPEG 32

SHOOTOUT-TORONTO-Spezza (score), Matthews (miss), WINNIPEG-Connor (miss), Dubois (miss), Scheifele (miss)

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.