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Hurricanes 2, Jets 1

Canes now have earned points in 11 of their last 12 home games

Jordan Staal celebrates a goal against the Jets
Jordan Staal celebrates a goal against the Jets
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The Carolina Hurricanes swept the season series with the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win at the PNC Arena.

Special teams continued to excel as the Hurricanes scored twice on the powerplay while the penalty kill denied all four Winnipeg powerplay chances.

The Carolina defense completely shut down the visitors through the first two periods and only allowed four shots on goal in each stanza.

Jordan Staal scored the game's first tally midway through the first period on a nifty put back of a rebound in close.

Riley Nash then did the same, shoving in a rebound in the second period to make it 2-0.  The first two periods seemed to be controlled very well by the home team, but the Jets came on in the third.

Eddie Lack, who got little action the first two-thirds of the game, was kept busy in the final period. Blake Wheeler scored his 16th of the season to make things interesting, but that would be all Lack would allow.

The win continues Carolina's hot streak at the PNC as they have now earned points in 11 of their last 12 home games.

Their next contest will be on Thursday night against the Senators in Ottawa.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes outshot the Jets 29-21 for the game and they were led by Andrej Nestrasil who had six.
  • John-Michael Liles led the team with 24 minutes of ice time.  Ron Hainsey had 23 minutes and Jaccob Slavin 22.
  • Slavin had a team high three blocked shots and four takeaways.
  • The team won 69% of their faceoffs.  Victor Rask was 100% going 7 for 7.
  • Phillip Di Giuseppe led the way with six hits.
  • Post game stats and audio