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Associated Press, Published March 08 2013

Byfuglien’s OT goal lifts Jets past Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Dustin Byfuglien scored with 40.5 seconds left in overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Friday night.

Byfuglien brought the puck across to the right circle and his wrist shot whistled past Jacob Markstrom.

The Jets have won five of their past seven games. The Panthers have lost five of six.

Winnipeg 2 0 0 1 – 3

Florida 1 0 1 0 – 2

First period: 1, Winnipeg, Ladd 13 (Little), 2:35. 2, Winnipeg, Wheeler 8 (Ladd), 17:48. 3, Florida, Huberdeau 12 (Shore, Mueller), 19:47.

Third period: 4, Florida, Matthias 6 (Kopecky, Skille), 5:50.

Overtime: 5, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 4 (Clitsome, Antropov), 4:19.

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 7-12-4-5 – 28. Florida 11-14-12-3 – 40.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Florida, Markstrom. A – 16,442 (17,040). T – 2:35.