WINNIPEG - Ben Bishop stepped up when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed him most. Sam Mills Youth Jersey .Although they were outshot 42-27, Bishop kept the Lightning in the game as Tampa Bay downed the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Friday.He was the factor in the first two periods for sure, said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. You need that last line of defence and if youre going to win some games and you want to put yourself in a position to be in the playoffs, you need goaltending.Bishop gave was modest, giving credit to his teams defensive play.We went out and got some key acquisitions in the summer, said Bishop. Everybody that plays, plays well and it was no different tonight.The Lightning were without one of their top defencemen. Victor Hedman is out four to six weeks with a fractured finger and the team lost forwards Ryan Callahan and Alex Killorn on this road trip as well.Right winger J.T. Brown left Friday nights game in the first period.Its part of the game, Bishop said of the rash of injuries. It happens to every team. Right now its happening to us a little more.Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Drouin, Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored as the Lightning (5-2-1) took the fourth game of a five-game road trip that has seen them go 3-1-0. Nikita Kucherov picked up three assists.Bryan Little scored a moral victory for the Jets (2-5-0), when his wrist shot from the slot at 5:33 of the second period finally made Winnipegs power play successful and brought the Jets briefly within one goal.It was Winnipegs first power-play goal of the season. Blake Wheeler scored the Jets second goal in the third period.Theyre definitely an offensive team and they took advantage of the opportunities we gave them tonight, said Little. But its the kind of game that gives you a sour taste in your mouth because we made a couple of big mistakes they took advantage of, but for most of the game I thought we outplayed them.Wheeler agreed with his linemate.Ninety-five per cent of that game we were pretty in control of and playing really well and their chances were good chances and they capitalized, said Wheeler.He gave Bishop credit but said the Jets didnt make the best of the chances he presented.He kicked out some rebounds and we can do a better job of getting on those rebounds, those second chances.Coach Paul Maurice said it wasnt so much the chances they had but the ones they gave up that were the problem.The quality of the chances we gave up was too high . . . It was just positional and fairly basic things, he said.Lightning sniper Stamkos scored his sixth of the season at 4:41 of the first to get things started off a feed from Drouin. They got a two-on-one against Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec after a missed pinch.It was Stamkos who finished the give-and-go with a puck on Pavelecs stick side that the Winnipeg goalie had little chance of stopping.Drouin added his own at 4:45 of the second, his NHL first, and Namestnikov tipped Palats shot past Pavelec on a power play at 12:52 to make it 3-1.Then Palat put one of his own past his Czech countryman with less than two minutes to go in the period to make it 4-1. Pavelec was pulled after the second and replaced by Michael Hutchinson.At one point the Jets were ahead 28-12 on shots in the second but they just couldnt get anything past Bishop.They kept up the pressure and Wheeler was finally rewarded when he flipped one into an open corner of Bishops net at 10:19 of the third.Winnipegs power play continued to fail them in the first, even with a five-on-three, although it helped them take a 16-12 lead in shots at the end of the period. But there was a huge roar of approval from the crowd when Little finally broke the jinx.Their best pressure and some of their best scoring chances followed the five-on-three power-play and Tampa Bay called a time out to slow things down.The Lightning were well-rested after a two-day break following a pair of games in Alberta. They end their road trip Saturday in Minnesota.Injured defenceman Radko Gudas returned to the lineup Friday night after missing four games with a lower-body injury. He got in a scrap with Dustin Byfuglien after a high stick that gave Winnipeg their five-on-three, and was slammed to the ice by the hulking Jet in the fracas.Notes: Andrew Ladd picked up his 199th career assist Friday night on Littles goal and needs only one more goal himself to hit 100 with the franchise. Christian Miller Womens Jersey . The 26-year-old Redditch, England, native played three of his past four seasons under Rennie with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. 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She gave no timetable for her decision.The former players have been seeking unspecified financial damages and NHL-funded medical monitoring for neurological disorders, alleging the league had the knowledge and resources to better prevent head trauma, failed to properly warn players of such risks and promoted violent play that led to their injuries.The case is similar to that of the former NFL players who received at least $765 million through a tentative settlement to cover nearly 20,000 players over 65 years.This combination of several lawsuits by more than 200 former NHL players was formally filed in October. As a class-action complaint, the litigation effectively covers the estimated 5,000 living former NHL players. Dan LaCouture, Michael Peluso, Gary Leeman, Bernie Nicholls, David Christian and Reed Larson are the former players serving as six class representatives.Attorneys for the NHL made two arguments for dismissal of the lawsuit: pre-emption and statute of limitations. The gist is that the leagues collective bargaining agreement with the players should pre-empt the claim, subjecting the dispute to the National Labor Relations Board, and that a tort claim such as this cannot be made past the six-year window for raising them.Lawyers for the players countered that the CBA no longer applies to retired players, who didnt know at the time of their injuries how they would eventually affect them.In making the point for dismissal on the statute of limitations, NHL attorney John Beisner referred to expansive details on concussion-related trouble for the players that took up significant space in the original complaint. The leagues argument is thatt the players cant pick and choose by claiming post-career injuries without alluding to the long-ago dates those first hits to the head occurred. Greg Little Panthers Jersey. What is the aha event here that starts the clock running again? Beisner said.In arguing against the statute of limitations for the players and their claims, attorney Mark Bradford said the issue isnt simply about concussions that occurred immediately after hits to the head on the ice. Its about permanent neurological problems that arose later, he said.The lawsuit blames the NHL for taking no action to reduce the number and severity of concussions during a study period from 1997 to 2004. The penalty for targeting a players head wasnt instituted until 2010.The leagues argument to that is the information on head trauma is available to the public. It wrote previously that players should have been able to put two and two together to realize the risks. Bradford argued for the players that the message, then, is they should have double-checked the NHLs work in the concussions study.NHL attorney Joseph Baumgarten argued for the CBA precedence. If players suffered a concussion during their careers, Baumgarten said, they were covered then by the CBA even though retirees arent. No examination of the league-player relationship, he said, can take place without recognizing the CBA.Stephen Grygiel, an attorney for the players, argued that retirees have no post-career leverage in negotiating CBA terms. Since brain injuries came to light later, coverage of their concussions by the CBA was moot.They could not go to the union then or seek representation for a claim they didnt know they had, Grygiel said.Nelson was the judge who temporarily lifted the NFL lockout in 2011, ruling against that league.She asked the most questions Thursday regarding the dispute about whether or not the CBA should take precedence in this case. At one point, when Baumgarten referred to the NFL Players Associations past decertification in order to bring forward a class-action lawsuit, Nelson said, I know a little bit about that. ' ' '