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Lightning rally erased by Jets' late goal

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Bryan Little scored a tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Al Montoya made 28 saves, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. 

Little slid the puck from in-close past goalie Anders Lindback with 4:08 to play. Winnipeg also got a goal from Eric Tangradi. 

The Jets were beaten by the Lightning 8-3 on Feb. 1. This outcome was much different.

Steven Stamkos got his 18th goal this season for the Lightning, who have lost six of seven. 

Stamkos tied it at 1 when he skated into the low slot and put a shot past Montoya after taking a pass from Martin St. Louis 6:57 into the third period. St. Louis has five assists and seven points during a five-game points streak. 

Tangradi stopped a personal 49-game goal drought dating back to Oct. 15, 2010 against the New York Islanders and put the Jets up 1-0. The center beat Lindback from the low left circle midway through the first period. 

Montoya made a couple of strong saves, including on a left-circle shot by Stamkos, during a 2-minute, 5-on-3 Tampa Bay power play midway through the second period. The Lightning's two-man advantage came after Paul Postma (interference) and Mark Stuart (high-sticking) were both given minor penalties at 7:57. 

Winnipeg entered with the NHL's lowest-ranked short-handed unit. 

The Jets also failed to score during a 50-second, 5-on-3 late in the second period.

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