WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored twice and Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Nik Antropov, Kyle Wellwood and Evander Kane also scored for the Jets, who have won three of their last four games. Dustin Byfuglien had three assists and Antropov had two.
Phil Kessel scored both goals for Toronto, which is winless in three straight.
The Jets outhustled and outmuscled the Leafs while getting solid goaltending from Pavelec.
The last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference was again in sight for the Jets, who were tied with the New York Rangers at 28 points apiece, following the Rangers’ 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday night.