WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 11 (UPI) -- Andrew Ladd started a streak of five consecutive goals to finish the game Thursday, a surge that brought Winnipeg a 7-2 victory over Florida.
The Jets won their third in a row and moved into a tie with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers, however, hold the tiebreak edge since they have two games in hand on the Jets.
It was all Winnipeg after that with Ladd tipping in a shot to give the Jets a 3-2 advantage at the end of the first period.
Florida has the lowest point total in the Eastern Conference with 32.