Matthews ended up being the very first player in Maple Leafs history to have 30 or more goals in the very first 4 seasons of his career. Andersen stopped 25 shots two days after being pulled early in the second duration of the Maple Leafs' 6-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. After pulling Andersen at the end of the 3rd and calling a timeout with less than a minute left to play, the Maple Leafs won a faceoff in Winnipeg's end. With the Jets shorthanded, Appleton stripped John Tavares of the puck at Toronto's own blue line and broke in on Andersen with the Maple Leafs captain right on his tail. A video of a Canadian flag at half staff was played as players from the Maple Leafs, Jets, and Canada's junior group all stood solemnly on the ice prior to the singing of the nationwide anthem.

Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck stops a shot from Jason Spezza as colleague Tucker Poolman slides over to assist during the 2nd period. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Andersen's late-game heroics were a far cry from a bad goal he allowed early in the first duration. He tripped over his own feet as he came out to play the puck, being up to the ice and letting the puck cycle behind the internet, where Ehlers chose it up and rapidly scored.

"I chose I wasn't going to go play the puck and caught an edge when I was trying to stop," stated Andersen. "Took too long to get up."

Minute of silence for victims of plane crash

Just as Winnipeg's goal was announced, Mitch Marner backhanded a pass to Matthews, who snapped the puck past Hellebuyck to tie it 1-1.

With the Jets shorthanded, Appleton removed John Tavares of the puck at Toronto's own blue line and broke in on Andersen with the Maple Leafs captain right on his tail. Appleton wristed his first objective of the year past Andersen for a 2-1 Winnipeg lead.

"A couple errors put us behind a lot of the night and that's on me," said Tavares.

Jets a 3-2 lead and establishing Matthews's game-tying rating. Eight players from Canada's gold-medal team from the world junior hockey champion were honoured in a pre-game event. Kevin Bahl, Nico Daws, Ty Dellandrea, Jamie Drysdale, Aidan Dudas, Liam Foudy, Connor McMichael and Akil Thomas all congregated at centre ice to drop the puck for Scheifele and Tavares. A minute of silence honouring the 63 Canadians who passed away in an airplane crash in Iran earlier Wednesday was observed following the ritualistic puck drop. A video of a Canadian flag at half personnel was played as gamers from the Maple Leafs, Jets, and Canada's junior group all stood solemnly on the ice before the singing of the nationwide anthem. <aJets overthrow Leafs in shootout:

Auston Matthews forced overtime with a late objective, however Winnipeg rallied to win 4-3 in the shootout. 1:50

Nikolaj Ehlers, Mason Appleton and Scheifele scored in policy time as the Jets (24-16-4) won their second straight video game. Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for the win.

Dmytro Timashov scored in the second duration for Toronto (24-15-6). Jason Spezza and Matthews likewise scored in the shootout.

Andersen stopped 25 shots two days after being pulled early in the second duration of the Maple Leafs' 6-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. It's the first time Toronto has actually lost back-to-back games considering that falling to Philadelphia and Colorado on Dec. 3 and 4.

After pulling Andersen at the end of the third and calling a timeout with less than a minute left to play, the Maple Leafs won a faceoff in Winnipeg's end. The puck came out to Matthews who gunned a slapshot past Hellebuyck to the pleasure of the 19,397 in participation.

Maurice tough post-game

When asked by a reporter if he believed the authorities had missed out on a call against the Maple Leafs on the game-tying objective, Jets head coach Paul Maurice deftly sidestepped the concern.

"You saw the exact same thing. You have free license," said Maurice. "Don't quote me, simply whatever you think about what occurred there is what I thought taken place."

Andersen had Scotiabank Arena on its feet twice in the extra duration, drawing chants of "Freddie!" including a game-saving stop on a 2-on-0 breakaway by Laine and Jack Rosolovic.

"I didn't like everything. Didn't enjoy any of it, as a matter of truth. I believed it was awful for the Jets," said Maurice. "But that's most likely what you do see [in 3-on-3 overtime] Specialness comes out in the three-on-three."