Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Andrew Ladd put up two goals and an assist in regulation, then potted the game-sealing score in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 4-3 decision over the Tampa Bay Lightning at MTS Centre.
Mike Santorelli was credited with the game-winner in the deciding phase, while Blake Wheeler scored once and assisted on two others to help extend the Jets' winning streak to four straight.
The victory moved Winnipeg into a tie with the New York Rangers, who lost at Philadelphia earlier Tuesday, for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers do hold a game in hand on the Jets, who have five remaining in their regular-season schedule.
Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec did his part as well for Winnipeg, making 24 saves in regulation and overtime before turning back both Tampa Bay skaters he faced in the shootout.
The Lightning earned a point on third-period goals from Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Steven Stamkos that erased a 3-1 deficit, with Ben Bishop registering 33 saves on the evening.