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NHL: Winnipeg 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

April 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 17 (UPI) -- Andrew Ladd paced Winnipeg with two goals and an assist, then added a shootout tally Tuesday in the Jets' crucial 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Mike Santorelli also beat Lightning goalie Ben Bishop in the tiebreaker as Winnipeg moved into a tie with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff seed.

Blake Wheeler registered a goal and two assists for the Jets, who reeled off a fourth straight win in their playoff push.

Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves and turned aside Teddy Purcell and Richard Panik in the shootout to secure the triumph.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored twice and Steven Stamkos also found the net for the Bolts.

Bishop finished with 33 saves in the loss.

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