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Byfuglien's OT goal lifts Jets over Panthers, 3-2

Friday, 03.08.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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.

Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd also scored for Winnipeg. Ladd also had an assist and has three goals and four assists in the last five games for the Jets.

Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves.

Shawn Matthias and Jonathan Huberdeau scored goals for Florida and Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 shots.

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

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round