Atl 1 0 0 1 2
TB 0 1 0 0 1
Date of game: 12/7/2013

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Scheifele scored 1:04 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Blake Wheeler had the Jets' regulation goal before later setting up Scheifele's game-winner to help Winnipeg complete a successful six-game road trip with a 4-2-0 record. Al Montoya did his part between the pipes for Winnipeg, turning aside 28-of-29 shots in the triumph.

"I thought Montoya played really strong," said Jets head coach Claude Noel. "He battled back hard."

Nate Thompson accounted for the Lightning's lone tally, with Anders Lindback coming up with 34 saves in a losing cause.

Montoya kept the Jets alive by making 12 saves during a scoreless third period in which Tampa Bay recorded twice as many shots, and Scheifele gave his team the two points by crashing the net and successfully tipping in Wheeler's well- placed centering feed just 64 seconds into the extra session.

"It was a great pass by Wheeler," Scheifele said. "He was able to find my stick and I owe it all to him."

The goal came just moments after the Lightning's Alex Killorn struck the post on a breakaway when beating Winnipeg defenseman Tobias Enstrom to a loose puck in the neutral zone.

Wheeler sent Winnipeg in front just 5:25 in, re-directing a long drive from Jacob Trouba past Lindback. The Jets had chances to extend the margin later on in the first period, but Lindback made 14 saves and the Lightning killed off three penalties during the frame.

It remained a 1-0 game until the final stages of the second period. Following a Tampa Bay faceoff win, Thompson slipped a quick shot by Montoya just two seconds prior to the intermission.

"I was actually a little mad when I got kicked out of the faceoff circle, but it ended up working out for me," said Thompson of the goal.

Game Notes

Wheeler's goal was the 100th of his career ... Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas returned from a five-game absence caused by an upper-body injury and assisted on Thompson's score, while fellow blueliner Eric Brewer (lower body) was also back after sitting out Tampa Bay's last two outings ... Jets forward Evander Kane missed a third straight game with a lower-body issue ... Winnipeg improved to 8-3-1 against Eastern Conference teams this season.

In the FCS Huddle: Missouri Valley on a playoff push

Anybody and everybody across the FCS embraced the expansion of the playoff field by four teams to 24 last year, knowing it would bring in more deserving qualifiers.

NASCAR News
Hamlin's No. 11 team hammered with severe penalties

NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday after his Joe Gibbs Racing car failed post-race inspection this past Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Broncos activate CB Harris from PUP list

The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday that cornerback Chris Harris has been removed from the physically unable to perform list.

Workman to start for Lester on Wednesday

Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make Wednesday's start for the Boston Red Sox in place of Jon Lester in the finale of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mavs sign forwards Aminu, Johnson

The Dallas Mavericks announced on Tuesday they have signed free-agent forwards Al-Farouq Aminu and Ivan Johnson to undisclosed contracts.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.