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Jets Fall 8-3 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

Hockey bettors who backed the Lightning on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Tampa Bay easily handled Winnipeg 8-3 at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Tampa Bay was favored by -200 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.

Cory Conacher (2), Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson, Benoit Pouliot, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Conacher opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 7:57 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Carle and Benoit Pouliot.

Anders Lindback stopped 26 of 29 Winnipeg shots in the victory.

Andrew Ladd, Tobias Enstrom, and Paul Postma scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Anders Lindback.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 9 of 14 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 3-for-5, while the Jets were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 29-25.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Winnipeg, they head home to face Florida.