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Leafs @ Jets | Thu Feb 07 | 7PM | MTS | Game 10 | "Beware the Ponantrowelly"






'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.'

'Beware the Ponantrowelly, my son!
The jaws that bite hamburgers, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jujub bird, and shun
The frumious Phaneuf!'

Leafs (5-5-0) at Jets (4-4-1)

TV: LEAFS TV, TSN-JETS

Season series: Opening round of a three-game set, to be followed by a home-and-home in
mid-March. Last season the home team won every game, which contrasts the Toronto Maple Leafs'
fortunes of late.

Big story: Both teams stopped slides with important wins Tuesday. The Maple Leafs halted a
two-game hiccup and started a three-game road trip with a solid 3-2 win at the Washington
Capitals; the Winnipeg Jets won by the same score at home against the Florida Panthers in
overtime, snapping their three-game losing streak.

The Jets are a good home team with a 3-1-0 record, but the Maple Leafs have proven more
effective on the road with a 4-1-0 mark.

Team scope:

Maple Leafs: Washington has a history of being a very unfriendly stopover for the Maple Leafs,
who were winless there since Dec. 6, 2010. The Capitals' recent struggles, though, played right
into the Maple Leafs' hands as they took advantage of several Washington mistakes in Tuesday's
victory. The game-winner off the stick of Korbinian Holzer (his first NHL goal) was a knuckler
that threaded through traffic into the net. James van Riemsdyk scored the other two for
Toronto.

"The way you dream about it, you go top shelf after dangling three guys," Holzer told the
Toronto Star. "I'm very happy to get the goal and help the team win. I just shot it at the net
and luckily good things happened."

Van Riemsdyk told the Toronto Sun, "That's a thing all good teams have going for them: They
kind of nip (losing streaks) in the bud before it gets too big of a thing. Obviously it's a
huge game for us to stay in that range and continue to grow and continue to get better."

Jets: No doubt Bryan Little's overtime winner Tuesday at 4:46 is the Jets' biggest goal of the
season so far. It brought them back to .500 and stopped a slide that could have snowballed into
a season-breaker. It certainly looked that way when they generated three shots in the first
period.

"We were very tentative in the first period," Jets coach Claude Noel said in the Winnipeg Free
Press. "It looked like the puck was a grenade. I saw a lot of nervousness, saw a lot of plays
that were uncharacteristic. We looked like we'd never been together."

They began to build up confidence after that, keeping themselves in the game, but even the
power-play chance late in overtime wasn't much to cheer about. In fact, the Jets' inability to
get the puck into the Panthers' zone until the final shot drew boos.

"If I was in the stands, I probably would have been booing too," Little said to the Free Press.
"Four-on-three, it should be a little easier to get in the zone, but for some reason we had
some trouble with it.

"It doesn't really matter now that we got the two points."

Who's hot: Van Riemsdyk's two goals on Tuesday gave him the team lead with six. Phil Kessel has
yet to score a goal, which has drawn a wave of criticism, but he leads the team with six
assists.

Blake Wheeler's four goals set the pace for the Jets, but Tobias Enstrom leads the
team in points with 12, 10 of those assists.

Injury report: Toronto forward Mike Brown (shoulder) has been cleared to practice. An MRI exam
on defenseman Carl Gunnarsson's hip revealed no muscular damage. Both are day-to-day.

For the Jets, the status of defenseman Dustin Byfuglien remains one of the most important questions.
Out the past three games with a lower-body injury, he leads the team in minutes per game and is
a dominant force on the power play, with all three of his goals coming with the man advantage,
all at home.
Lifted from: Leafs @ Jets Preview






HEAD TO HEAD
TeamGPWLOTPP%G/GGA/GPP%PK%S/GSA/GFO%
Winnipeg944190.533.6723.762.128.629.151.3
Toronto10550100.52.52.91271.929.330.152.4


STARTING GOALIES
GoalieTeamGPGSWLOTSAGAGAASvSv%SOGAPIMTOI
Ondrej PavelecWPG88341225253.312000.8890000453:01:00
James ReimerTOR76330206172.711890.9170000376:26:00

SCORING LEADERS - JETS AND LEAFS
PlayerTeamPosGPGAP+/-PIMPPSHGWOTSS%TOI/GSft/GFO%
Tobias EnstromWPGD921012-460000728.626:11:0030.80
Phil KesselTORR1006606000042021:2325.166.7
Blake WheelerWPGR9459-8010101723.517:3222.60
Andrew LaddWPGL93581420102412.518:5723.450
Evander KaneWPGL9358-4810112711.118:2521.966.7
Nazem KadriTORC103582620002213.614:181941.8
Nikolai KuleminTORL10156-10000025418:262742.8
Dustin ByfuglienWPGD6347063000251226:58:0029.80
Bryan LittleWPGC92351010111910.518:4323.847.7
Tyler BozakTORC10235-3220101414.321:0728.858.3
Matt FrattinTORR75273200211145.512:3217.3100
Mikhail GrabovskiTORC10325-180000152018:3024.654.8
James van RiemsdykTORL106170620103417.617:5223.766.7

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RESULTS
DateVisitorHomeTime (CT)TV Network/Results
Sat, 19 Jan 2013SenatorsJets2:00 PMFINAL OTT (4) - WPG (1)
Mon, 21 Jan 2013JetsBruins12:00 PMFINAL WPG (1) - BOS (2) SO
Tue, 22 Jan 2013JetsCapitals6:00 PMFINAL WPG (4) - WSH (2)
Fri, 25 Jan 2013PenguinsJets7:00 PMFINAL PIT (2) - WPG (4)
Sun, 27 Jan 2013IslandersJets7:00 PMFINAL NYI (4) - WPG (5) OT
Tue, 29 Jan 2013JetsCanadiens6:30 PMFINAL WPG (3) - MTL (4)
Thu, 31 Jan 2013JetsPanthers6:30 PMFINAL WPG (3) - FLA (6)
Fri, 1 Feb 2013JetsLightning6:30 PMFINAL WPG (3) - TBL (8)
Tue, 5 Feb 2013PanthersJets7:00 PMFINAL FLA (2) - WPG (3) OT
Thu, 7 Feb 2013Maple LeafsJets7:00 PMTSN-JETS
Sat, 9 Feb 2013JetsSenators1:00 PMCBC, RDS
Tue, 12 Feb 2013FlyersJets7:00 PMTSN-JETS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST MEETING: FEB 17 2012



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