Winnipeg 5, Carolina 3

Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 3-3-2-0 1-1-0-0 2-2-2-0 L2
Winnipeg 2-4-0-1 2-1-0-0 0-3-0-1 W1


Kyle Wellwood recorded a goal and an assist and Andrew Ladd ended up with the game-winner as the Winnipeg Jets broke out for a 5-3 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

Alex Burmistrov, Jim Slater and Evander Kane added goals and Chris Mason made 18 saves for the Jets.

Winnipeg, which came in averaging 1.8 goals and had topped out at three tallies in its first six games, finally treated its new home fans to a breakthrough offensively.

After surrendering two goals to fall into a hole early in the first, the Jets went to work on the power play in the back half of the period. Burmistrov cut it to 2-1 with a wrister and Wellwood sent them into their first break tied when his wrister found its way past Brian Boucher with just two seconds left in the first.

Winnipeg carried that momentum out of the dressing room, taking its first lead when Tanner Glass backhanded a pass down the boards to Slater, who blasted a slap shot from above the right face-off circle past Boucher.

Ladd made it a two-goal lead less than four minutes later, slapping one from the blue line that skipped off the ice and over Boucher’s glove. Kane’s wrister from the doorstep pushed it to 5-2.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Winnipeg
Jeff Skinner 3 Points Kyle Wellwood 2
Jeff Skinner 1 Goals Kyle Wellwood 1
Jeff Skinner 2 Assists Nik Antropov 2
N/A Power Play Goals Kyle Wellwood 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Boucher .792 Save Percentage Chris Mason .947
Brian Boucher 19 Saves Chris Mason 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 24 3 0-7 4-6 14 24
Winnipeg 24 5 2-6 7-7 14 38

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Jets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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