The Winnipeg Jets four-game losing skid came to an end Thursday night at MTS Centre.

Mathieu Perreault scored in the sixth round of the shootout as Winnipeg defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3.

"Just kind of gutted it wasn't pretty," said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. "I think after not playing for a few days, we were expecting it to be a little bit ugly, a little bit sloppy. It definitely was through two periods. We found a way to gut it out into overtime, and luckily got the two points."

Dustin Byfuglien, Adam Lowry and Bryan Little scored in regulation for the Jets who received a 41-save performance from Connor Hellebuyck.

Aleksander Barkov, Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck replied for the Panthers who did all their goal scoring in the middle period.

Winnipeg (14-16-3) will host the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

The Jets will then play a pair of games in Vancouver against the Canucks on Tuesday and Thursday before starting the Christmas break.

photos courtesy Ray Peters

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Red River at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
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Toronto 5 Columbus 2
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
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Charlotte 109 Orlando 102
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Detroit at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Denver, 8 p.m.
New York at Utah, 9:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23rd

Carillon Senior Hockey League
Red River vs Ste. Anne
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 final 2-1)

Keystone Junior Hockey League
St. Malo at Peguis, 8 p.m.
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Manitoba vs Milwaukee 
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Columbus at Washington, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Arizona at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
New York at Portland, 9 p.m.

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