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Associated Press, Published April 03 2012

Ladd’s OT goal lifts Jets over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Andrew Ladd scored two goals, including the winner 3:12 into overtime, to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over Florida that prevented the Panthers from clinching the Southeast Division title on Tuesday night.

Ladd’s shot from the right circle hit the far post and went in.

Bryan Little, Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane also scored for the Jets, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 34 shots.

Winnipeg 0 2 2 1–5

Florida 2 1 1 0–4

First period: 1, Florida, Sturm 3 (Kulikov), 12:03. 2, Florida, Versteeg 23 (Fleischmann, Campbell), 14:00 (pp).

Second period: 3, Florida, Fleischmann 27 (Versteeg), :25. 4, Winnipeg, Kane 30 (Machacek, Bogosian), 13:15. 5, Winnipeg, Bogosian 4, 17:21.

Third period: 6, Winnipeg, Ladd 26 (Byfuglien, Little), :53. 7, Winnipeg, Little 24 (Wheeler, Byfuglien), 3:45 (pp). 8, Florida, Kopecky 10 (Sturm), 16:07.

Overtime: 9, Winnipeg, Ladd 27 (Wheeler), 3:12.

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 5-13-10-2 – 30. Florida 12-10-12-4 – 38.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Florida, Theodore. A – 17,760 (17,040). T – 2:21.