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Byfuglien nets OT winner for Jets

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winner 2:44 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at MTS Centre.

Byfuglien controlled a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated to the point and fired a wrister over Jonathan Bernier's glove for the deciding tally.

"They backed off a little bit, they didn't know we were trying to regroup type of thing." Byfuglien said. "I just got the puck on the net."

Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler both had one goal and one assist and Byfuglien also had a helper for the Jets, winners in five of their last six games.

Zach Bogosian and Mark Scheifele also scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves in the win.

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist while Dion Phaneuf, Tim Gleason and Troy Bodie added one tally apiece for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a six-game winning streak. James Reimer allowed three goals on 18 shots before he was replaced by Bernier, who allowed two goals on 14 shots.

"It's the kid's (Reimer) hometown and he's played really well," Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said on his decision to start Reimer. "That was our plan when we mapped out the week."

Winnipeg held a 2-0 lead entering the second period before Phaneuf got the Leafs on the board after one-timing Kessel's feed from just inside the blue line into the back of the net.

The Jets scored two straight goals 37 seconds apart, to take a three-goal edge. With a two-man advantage, Little redirected Tobias Enstrom's shot past Reimer, spelling the end of his night.

Bogosian greeted Bernier at 8:13 by rippling the net with a wrister from just above the right circle.

Bodie's goal 61 seconds later made it 4-2, before Gleason notched his first goal in two seasons to make it a one-goal game.

With 1:33 remaining, Kessel scored his 27th goal of the season to force the extra session. James van Riemsdyk forced a turnover deep in the Winnipeg zone and flipped it to Kessel, who skated in and quickly snapped it through.

Scheifele scored just 3:10 into the opening session and Wheeler added a power- play goal at the 6:34 mark to stake the Jets to an early 2-0 lead.

Game Notes

The Jets were 2-for-3 on the power play ... Wheeler has 19 goals and 41 points this season ... Kessel has 54 points this season ... The Jets visit the Blackhawks on Sunday ... Toronto, which concluded a four-game road trip, will open a three-game homestand with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

01/26 01:41:57 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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