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Road Warriors: Ehlers scores two as Jets chase Campbell early, down Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice and his team were tired and a little ornery.

Playing away from home for the 17th time in their last 22 outings — and wrapping up a five-game road trip that included a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators some 24 hours earlier — the Jets needed something to get them going Thursday.

An early deficit, two penalties that left their bench seething and a gutsy kill on the ensuing 5-on-3 power play did the trick.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice, including one to spark a three-goal barrage in the first period, and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves as Winnipeg defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2.