“It’s always good for confidence, everyone loves to score,” Connor said.
The game meant little as both teams already have their first-round playoff matches set.
The Jets start their first-round series with the Oilers on Wednesday night in Edmonton, while the Maple Leafs welcome Montreal for Game 1 on Thursday night — the first postseason meeting between the Original Six rivals since 1979.
“Looking forward to it, kind of a sense of excitement in that room,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “You win a game, feel good, and you get to play fun games now.”
“You go through the regular season and the grind of it to get to the playoffs,” Spezza said. “For me, I think our team is very excited to play in the playoffs. I think we’re built for the playoffs. I think we’re a team that has a chance to have a lot of success. Now we’re just getting excited to get going.”
Winnipeg had an early scare when forward Paul Stastny was hit into the end boards by Toronto defenseman Justin Holl on the game’s first shift. He went to the dressing room before returning later in the period. He stuck around for the second and had 7:47 of ice time, but didn’t return for the third.