Winnipeg 4, Carolina 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 7-8-0-1 3-5-0-0 4-3-0-1 W2
Carolina 8-6-1-0 3-3-0-0 5-3-1-0 L2

Recap


Jets 4, Hurricanes 3:
Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining in the third period to snap a tie and captain Andrew Ladd added a tally and two assists as visiting Winnipeg held off Carolina.

Wheeler finished off a wild stretch of three goals in 63 seconds when he took advantage of Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo falling down while reaching for Ladd’s lob pass and found himself alone for a wrist shot and his second goal of the night. Evander Kane added a goal and Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves for the Jets, who have won back-to-back games.

Jiri Tlusty tallied twice and Jordan Staal scored his third goal as Carolina dropped its second straight game.

Staal won a draw in his own zone with just under six minutes left in a tie game but pushed the puck back toward the net, where Cam Ward (19 saves) swiped at it but could not gain control. Ladd took advantage and pushed it into the vacant net to give the Jets a 3-2 lead.

Tlusty needed only 47 seconds to tie it up again. Winnipeg failed to clear the puck and Carolina captain Eric Staal gained possession along the boards before sending it to a streaking Tlusty, who put it between Pavelec’s pads for his second equalizer of the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes were playing without C Jeff Skinner, who was diagnosed with a concussion on Wednesday and is out indefinitely. … Tlusty had made it 1-1 with his sixth goal late in the first period and Jordan Staal tied it at 2-2 early in the third after Kane had put Winnipeg back on top. … Ward has allowed a total of 17 goals in his last five starts.

Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Carolina
Andrew Ladd 3 Points Jiri Tlusty 2
Blake Wheeler 2 Goals Jiri Tlusty 2
Andrew Ladd 2 Assists Patrick Dwyer 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .900 Save Percentage Cam Ward .826
Ondrej Pavelec 27 Saves Cam Ward 19

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 23 4 0-4 3-3 6 22
Carolina 30 3 0-3 4-4 18 36

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Jets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .444 after a loss.