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Winnipeg Jets end five-game winless skid with a 5-2 victory over Lightning

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WINNIPEG - Evander Kane, Tim Stapleton and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and an assist as the Winnipeg Jets ended a five-game winless skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves as Winnipeg registered only its third win at home this season and upped its overall record to 6-9-3.

Mark Flood and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets, who went 1-for-2 on the power play.

Martin St. Louis and Steve Stamkos replied for Tampa Bay (8-7-2), which couldn't convert on six power-play chances.

In the second of six games between the clubs this season ? Tampa won the first ? Winnipeg jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Kane and Byfuglien.

Kane scored his sixth goal of the season after firing a shot that went in off the post on goalie Dwayne Roloson?s stick side at 4:51.

Kane then set up Byfuglien?s third goal of the season when he sent a pass across the ice to the big defenceman, who blasted a slap shot into the net at 13:02.

Winnipeg outshot Tampa 16-11 in the period, while the Lightning had the period???s only two power plays and couldn???t beat Pavelec.

Winnipeg killed off a four-minute Lightning power play early in the second period while defenceman Zach Bogosian was in the box for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct.

The Jets went into the game ranked 22nd in the league in penalty killing and 20th with the man advantage.

Winnipeg used its first power play of the game to make it 3-0 as Flood???s shot from the high slot when through Roloson???s pads at 7:49 of the second.

The Lightning got on the board three minutes later when St. Louis scored with a close shot that went through Pavelec???s pads.

Winnipeg made it 4-1 less than two minutes later as captain Ladd stood in front of Roloson and had teammate Johnny Oduya???s shot bounce off him into the net.

Ladd???s fifth goal of the season at 12:14 brought Mathieu Garon in to replace Roloson, who had let in four goals on 22 shots.

The Jets stymied a 53-second, two-man advantage late in the second to carry the 4-1 lead into the final period.

The teams traded goals 22 seconds apart in the third, with Stapleton scoring his second of the season at 10:04 and Stamkos notching his 11th.

The Jets host Philadelphia on Thursday. Tampa returns home to face Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Notes: The loss ended a streak of 12 straight Ligntning wins over the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise, which had been the NHL's longest active streak by one team over a single opponent ??? During the Jets??? five-game losing streak, they were only 2-of-20 on the power play.

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