Kessel scores a goal and two assists to help Maple Leafs top Winnipeg 4-3 in a shootout

Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs rally for a 4-3 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night in Toronto.

Kessel extended his NHL lead in goals and points on a night where Toronto appeared headed for its first regulation loss after falling behind 3-1 midway through the second period. He has seven goals and 12 points in five games.

Joffrey Lupul scored twice in regulation for Toronto (4-0-1), which starts its first trip of the season in Boston tonight.

Kessel failed to score in the shootout, but Lupul and Matt Frattin made sure it didn’t matter by beating Ondrej Pavelec. Mark Scheifele, with his first NHL goal, and Tobias Enstrom and Alexander Burmistrov scored in regulation for Winnipeg (1-3-1).

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will miss 7 to 10 days with an injury to his right shoulder. Brodeur was hurt last Thursday making a save in the first period of a game against the Los Angeles Kings. He missed Saturday’s contest in Nashville against the Predators. The Devils said Brodeur won’t play while he continues rehabilitation. No surgery is planned.

The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Mathieu Corbeil to Saint John of the QMJHL.


BOYS’ SOCCER: Erik Wisniewski made eight saves in Berwick Academy’s 3-0 loss to visiting Phillips Exeter.


UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Barcelona set a club record by extending its unbeaten streak at the start of the season to 13 games with a 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic’s Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, and Fernando Torres scored twice for Chelsea in a 5-0 rout of Genk.

Andres Iniesta scored in the 10th minute at Camp Nou off a give-and-go with Lionel Messi, and David Villa added a goal in the 82nd for the defending champions, who are 9-0-4 in all competitions. The previous team mark for longest unbeaten start was set with a 10-0-2 record two years ago.

MLS: D.C. United’s Charlie Davies is suing the owners of a Washington nightclub and the drink company Red Bull for $20 million, claiming they are responsible for a fatal car crash that ended the MLS player’s hopes of joining the 2010 U.S. World Cup team.

Davies, now 25, was a passenger in the car driven by a man who has since pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving in the 2009 one-car crash that killed a second passenger. The lawsuit claims the Shadow Room and Red Bull served excessive alcohol to driver Maria Espinoza. The crash killed 22-year-old Ashley Roberta and Davies suffered broken bones and a lacerated bladder, leaving him unable to play in the World Cup.


SWEDISH OPEN: James Blake upset Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals in Stockholm.

LUXEMBOURG OPEN: Victoria Azarenka beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round in Luxembourg.

KREMLIN CUP: Vera Dushevina beat Roberta Vinci 7-6 (4), 6-4 to advance to the second round in Moscow.

—From staff and news services