Maple Leafs sweep Jets, extend lead in North Division


WINNIPEG — The Toronto Maple Leafs extended their lead in the Scotia North Division with a 4-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Toronto leads second-place Winnipeg by eight points after sweeping the two game-set here. The Maple Leafs won 5-3 on Thursday. The top four teams in the seven-team division qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Jack Campbell made 25 saves for the Maple Leafs (30-13-5), who scored four consecutive goals.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for the Jets (27-17-3), who have lost four of six.

Ehlers scored on a one-timer 39 seconds into the first period to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.

Joe Thornton tied it 1-1 on a wraparound at 4:04 of the first, and Mitchell Marner made it 2-1 at 11:40.

John Tavares pushed the Toronto lead to 3-1 at 7:07 of the second period.

Alexander Kerfoot scored into an empty net with 1:30 remaining in the third period for the 4-1 final.

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