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The Sports Xchange, Published December 07 2013

Jets use quick goal in OT to trump Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. – Mark Scheifele wasted little time, scoring the game-winner just 1 minute, 4 seconds into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Scheifele’s third goal of the season came less than 20 seconds after the Lightning’s Alex Killorn appeared to beat Jets goaltender Al Montoya on a breakaway – but hit the left post with his shot.

With the win, Winnipeg climbed above the .500 mark to 14-13-4. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, fell to 17-10-2.

Winnipeg 1 0 0 1— 2

Tampa Bay 0 1 0 0— 1

First Period—1, Winnipeg, Wheeler 7 (Trouba, Clitsome) 5:25. Penalties—Carle, TB (High sticking), 1:17; Crombeen, TB (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:39; Stuart, WIN (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:39; Crombeen, TB major (Fighting), 11:44; Stuart, WIN major (Fighting), 11:44; Thompson, TB (Boarding), 16:18; Ladd, WIN (Roughing), 18:58.

Second Period—2, Tampa Bay, Thompson 2 (Gudas, St. Louis) 19:58. Penalties—Kucherov, TB (Hooking), 7:00.

Third Period—Penalties—Gudas, TB (Roughing), 13:34; Ladd, WIN (Roughing), 13:34.

Overtime—3, Winnipeg, Scheifele 3 (Wheeler) 1:04.

Shots on Goal—Winnipeg 15-14-6-1—36. Tampa Bay 5-12-12-0—29.

Power-play opportunities—Winnipeg 0 of 3. Tampa Bay 0 of 1.

Goalies—Winnipeg Montoya 4-2-1 (29 shots-28 saves). Tampa Bay Lindback 2-5-1 (36-34).

A—18,354 (19,204). T—2:30. Referees—Brad Watson, Mike Leggo. Linesmen—Brian Murphy, Steve Miller.