The Toronto Maple Leafs were in Winnipeg on Wednesday night on an evening that saw the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre. The Maple Leafs' performance didn't really offer much consolation to sports fans in Canada's biggest city. The NHL team had a big lead against the Winnipeg Jets and yet only came away with a point for an overtime loss.

Toronto lead 4-1 heading into the 3rd period

The Maples Leafs did all the scoring in the first half of the game. With goals from Connor Carrick, Nazem Kadris (x2), and William Nylander the Leafs built a four-goal lead. Winnipeg answered back in the second period as Tyler Myers scored what looked like a meaningless goal to send the game into intermission at 4-1.

However, it was just the start of the scoring for Winnipeg, a team that would tag on three more in the third period.

Mark Scheifele scored in the third for Winnipeg, but the story of the game was Patrik Laine's hat trick. The forward had no points on the night until the one-minute mark of the third period when he scored his first goal. Then late in the third period, he scored another, with just 55 seconds remaining in the game. It would hold up to force overtime where he would score again at the 2:40 mark to win the game for the Jets 5-4.

Other players that had multi-point nights included William Nylander (1G, 1A) and Kadri (2G) for Toronto. Dustin Byfuglien had two assists for Winnipeg while Scheifele added two assists to his one goal.

The win improved Winnipeg to 2-2-0 on the season while it dipped Toronto to 1-0-2.

What's next for both teams?

The Jets, who won't play until Sunday now, will stay at home. They'll host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday afternoon in a game that starts at 2pm CT. After that Winnipeg head out on the road to face Dallas next Tuesday.

Toronto will be busy for the balance of the week. Following the poor start to their road trip, they will head to Minnesota for a game tomorrow (8pm ET). On Saturday night Toronto will be in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks in a game that starts at 7pm ET.

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