St. Louis lifts Lightning to 4-2 win over Jets

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2014 at 11:39 pm •  Published: January 7, 2014
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But the Jets capitalized on a 5-on-3 later in the first period. Mark Scheifele fed a pass across the Tampa Bay crease and Jokinen popped it behind backup goalie Anders Lindback before he could recover.

A slashing penalty to Filppula and a delay of game on Lindback set up the scoring opportunity.

"It would be hard to pick anybody who was good in the game," Noel said.

Pavelec agreed.

"It was embarrassing," he said. "The way we played, we can't expect to be a success, that's for sure."

He said the Jets managed to stay in the game but got what they deserved.

"I don't think we showed up tonight," he added.

The Jets managed only two shots in the first period to Tampa Bay's five and were outshot 12-7 in the second as well.

Byfuglien still put them ahead on another power play early in the period, snapping one past Lindback on the short side off a drop pass from Blake Wheeler.

Things got chippier as the period progressed and tempers flared. Tampa Bay had a couple of power-play chances but managed only one shot on both combined.

Shortly after the last, however, Palat tied things up on a pass from Nikita Kucherov after a breakaway by Alex Killorn at 15:37.

Frustration boiled over again late in the third and gloves and sticks littered the ice after a clash around the Tampa Bay net that led to four players getting sent to the box. The game essentially ended with a fight between Evander Kane and Eric Brewer.

NOTES: Tampa Bay's five-game road winning streak was snapped Sunday by Edmonton. ... Pavelec picked up his assist on Byfuglien's goal. ... The Jets won the previous four meetings, including Dec. 7 in overtime. The club is 7-3-2 against the Lightning since moving to Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011.