Leafs fall to Jets in shootout 0
Can’t imagine Joffrey Lupul expected that in his first game in almost two months.
On a night the Maple Leafs honoured the Canadian military at the Air Canada Centre, Lupul took on the role of field general, scoring two goals against the Winnipeg Jets.
But Lupul and his Leafs teammates could not avoid every landmine and eventually lost 5-4 in a shootout.
Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian was the 20th shooter in the shootout and beat James Reimer low to the glove side for the winner.
The Leafs have lost five in row for the first time since March 6-13 last year. The Jets are 5-0-1 in their past six and are tied with the Leafs with 32 points.
Reimer faced just six shots in the third period and overtime after relieving Ben Scrivens.
Nazem Kadri had the best chance in overtime, but his deflection of a Phil Kessel pass went over the net.