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Lightning fight their way to a 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets

Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman each posted four points as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 7-4, in a rollicking game on Saturday night. Kucherov scored twice while Hedman had four helpers. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Alex Killorn, Nick Paul, and Mikhail Sergachev also scored for the Lightning while Brian Elliott made 14 saves on 18 shots.

With the win, the Lightning hit the 100 point mark for the fifth time under Coach Cooper and maintained their place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. With his four helpers, Hedman hit the 50-assist mark for the second time in his career, he is the only Lightning defenseman to ever record 50 or more assists in a season.