Jets apologetic for pathetic performance against Lightning

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy is sent flying by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy is sent flying by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Jan. 7, 2014. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets are now in the biggest funk of their season that appears to be going nowhere.

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored on the power play midway through the third period to get out of wintry Winnipeg with a 4-2 victory tonight at MTS Centre. The Jets have lost four straight and fell to 19-22-5 overall.

The Lightning scored the winner with 11:21 to go in the third while Michael Frolik was sitting in the penalty box for hitting Nate Thompson from behind in the offensive zone. Thompson went to the dressing room, and Martin St. Louis guided a great pass from blue-liner Victor Hedman into the wide open net.

Six seconds later the Jets got their 10th shot of the game, and the crowd gave them a loud Bronx cheer.

St. Louis, who earlier today was snubbed by the Canadian Olympic team, added the empty-netter in the final minute.


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