Down 4-1, the Winnipeg Jets pulled it together and came back, only to go down 6-5 in a shootout to Tampa Bay.
The Lightning took control early on, putting 3 unanswered goals on the board for a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period. Tyler Myers scored the only goal in the second period to narrow the lead to 3-1 into the intermission.
Winnipeg started the third and finished the game without coach Paul Maurice after he was tossed before the start of the period.Tampa Bay extended their lead to start the frame before the Jets came alive. Mark Scheifele, Andrew Ladd (2) and Mathieu Perreault all scored for Winnipeg, who turned a 4-1 deficient into a 5-4 lead. But it was short lived as the Lightning went back down the ice to force OT.
Overtime solved nothing and the shootout took 10 shooters before Steven Stamkos put away the winner.
The Jets out-shot Tampa Bay 41-26 with Ondrej Pavelec making 21 saves in the loss.
Next on the schedule the Jets stay in Florida for a Saturday night clash with the Panthers.