The Winnipeg Jets dropped a 5-3 decision to the Florida Panthers Tuesday night in front of 250 fans at Canada Life Centre. 

It was the Jets first home game since a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues back on December 19th.

COVID-19 postponements forced the hockey team to spend almost the entire month of January on the road. 

Winnipeg had three wins, three losses, an overtime loss and a shootout loss in eight road games.

Mason Marchment had two goals and an assist while Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves for the Eastern Conference leading Panthers. 

Paul Stastny, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor with his team leading 23rd of the season, did the goal scoring for the Jets who have lost five in a row.

Cole Perfetti chipped in with a pair of assists.

Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves.

The Jets placed defenseman Josh Morrissey into COVID-19 protocol prior to the game. 

Winnipeg (17-15-7) will host the Vancouver Canucks Thursday and then face the Blues in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.