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Jets 3, Hurricanes 1

Carolina remains only winless team in NHL

Dustin Byfuglien celebrates in Winnipeg
Dustin Byfuglien celebrates in Winnipeg
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The Carolina Hurricanes did not get off to the start they wanted and fell behind by two goals early then went on to lose to the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1 on Tuesday night at the MTS Centre.

Andrew Ladd scored his first goal of the season just 1:57 into the game and Adam Lowry scored the first in his NHL career just 44 seconds later to stake the home team to a lead they would never relinquish.

Ladd stood in Anton Khudobin's grill and pounded in a rebound for his goal.  The puck hit Lowry and bounced in past the Carolina goalie for the other.

The Canes made a game of it and scored a powerplay goal just a bit later in the period when Jiri Tlusty knocked in a rebound of a Riley Nash shot, but the visitors could not get another puck past Ondrej Pavelec.  The win broke up a four game losing streak for the Jets.

Dustin Byfuglien scored on a breakaway late in the second period, when a puck got past Justin Faulk to score the only other goal in the game for the Jets.

The Canes had a rough time getting any consistency at all going in this contest and only combined for 22 shots in the game.  They will next travel to Calgary for their next try for a win on Thursday night.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes went 1-5 with the man advantage and did not allow a goal while on the penalty kill.
  • Jeff Skinner had a team high five shots on goal.
  • Jay Harrison had a team best four blocked shots.  Andrej Sekera had three.
  • Sekera led the way with 22:28 of ice time and Riley Nash was right behind with 22:24.  Nash would have my vote for player of the game.
  • Event Summary stat sheet