Posted February 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Phil Kessel scored his first goal of the season late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday. Tyler Bozak scored short-handed and Matt Frattin added a goal for the Leafs, who won their second straight of a three-game road trip. Kessel's goal ended a frustrating drought for the top-line winger who had 37 goals last season. Zach Redmond and Andrew Ladd scored for the Jets, who have lost four of their past five games. Redmond scored his first NHL goal at 3:32 of the second period on a 2-on-1 short-handed breakaway initiated by Bryan Little, who sent him a cross-ice pass that the rookie fired past James Reimer's glove hand. Dion Phaneuf was the only Leafs player between the two Jets and Toronto's goaltender. However, a mistake by Jets defenseman Paul Postma handed Bozak a short-handed chance that he converted past Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec to tie it at 1-1 at 6:21 of the second. Ladd tipped in a Grant Clitsome slap s...
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