Carolina 4, Winnipeg 3

Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 29-29-9-6 18-13-1-5 11-16-8-1 W3
Winnipeg 34-30-4-4 23-11-1-3 11-19-3-1 L1


: Chad LaRose scored to snap a tie with 1:22 remaining in the third period as visiting Carolina prevented Winnipeg from pulling into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Captain Eric Staal tallied twice to secure his seventh straight season with at least 20 goals. Jussi Jokinen collected a goal and two assists and Cam Ward turned aside 30 shots for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row.

Antti Miettinen snapped a career-worst 34-game goalless drought by tallying twice and Nik Antropov scored a goal for the third consecutive contest for the Jets, who remained two points behind Washington in the standings. The Capitals dropped a 5-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks earlier on Sunday.

With the score tied at 3-3, LaRose accepted a feed from Staal at center ice before skating in and beating Ondrej Pavelec for his 17th goal.

After Miettinen gave Winnipeg a 3-2 lead with 1:06 left in the second period after converting a give-and-go with Spencer Machacek, Staal leveled the contest midway through the third.

Jokinen forced a turnover and fed Staal, who beat Pavelec under the crossbar from the top of the faceoff circle.

: Carolina's Jeff Skinner served the final contest of his two-game suspension. ... Winnipeg has won three of the five meetings between the Southeast Division rivals. ... Jets D Zach Bogosian returned after missing five games and 12 of 13 with a lower body injury. He was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct after laying out Andreas Nodl during the second period. ... Winnipeg will play seven of its remaining 10 contests away from Manitoba. The Jets are 11-19-4 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Winnipeg
Eric Staal 3 Points Antti Miettinen 2
Eric Staal 2 Goals Antti Miettinen 2
Jussi Jokinen 2 Assists Tobias Enstrom 1
Eric Staal 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Jussi Jokinen 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .909 Save Percentage Ondrej Pavelec .886
Cam Ward 30 Saves Ondrej Pavelec 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 35 4 1-5 5-5 17 30
Winnipeg 33 3 0-5 4-5 30 29

Upcoming Games

  • Winnipeg will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Florida. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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