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Jets 2, Hurricanes 1

The Canes outshoot the opposition once again but come up short on the scoreboard to the Jets.

Carolina Hurricanes v Winnipeg Jets
WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 4: Kyle Connor #81 of the Winnipeg Jets roofs the puck over goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes for a first period goal at the Canada Life Centre on December 4, 2023 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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The Carolina Hurricanes came out in Winnipeg just like they wanted and were dominating play throughout most of the first period but they could not dent the scoreboard.

The Jets were able to score on their second shot of the game to take the lead late in the first and they would never trail as they beat the Hurricanes, 2-1 on Monday night at the Canada Life Centre.

The Canes outshot the Jets 15 - 3 in the opening period and outshot them in every period afterward, but they were stymied by backup goalie Laurent Brossoit who picked up his third win of the season.

Brossoit had an .877 save percentage before this game.

Midway through the second the home team made it 2-0 but Martin Necas scored on a wrap around shot with just 53 seconds left in the period to bring his team within one.

The third period was scoreless, but not for lack of trying by the Hurricanes.

They outshot Winnipeg 14-6 in the final stanza and 43-22 for the game.

Antti Raanta played well for Carolina and had a couple of grade A stops. He made 20 saves on 22 shots for the game.

Next up, the Canes face the Oilers on Wednesday night.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes had 21 shots blocked and missed the net 28 times to go with their 43 shots on goal, for a total of 92 attempted shots. Perhaps a better strategy would be to wait for better quality shots?
  • Winnipeg had 22 hits to 11 for Carolina.
  • Brent Burns had a team high of 21:16 of ice time.

Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020377.HTM

Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020377.HTM

Interviews - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/f5x6ys7i0o8t4ncnq8afy/h?rlkey=n75dwxz0i0efn0cttl0emgvv0&dl=0