NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 2

Jan. 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis scored a go-ahead goal in the third period and added an empty-netter Tuesday, boosting the Tampa Bay Lightning over struggling Winnipeg 4-2.

The score was tied 2-2 midway through the third when St. Louis recorded his 18th goal of the season on a power play.

Then with the Jets pressing for the equalizer in the late stages, he iced the victory with another into an empty net as the Lightning took a third win in four games.

Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat also scored for Tampa Bay.

Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell each provided two assists and Anders Lindback stopped 12-of-14 shots en route to the win.

Dustin Byfuglien registered a goal and an assist for the Jets, who dropped a fourth in a row.

Olli Jokinen scored and Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves.

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