NHL Game Summary - Winnipeg at Carolina|
(Friday, November 25th)
Final Score: Winnipeg 3, Carolina 1
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Andrew Ladd scored the eventual game-winning
goal in the second period as the Winnipeg Jets took down the Carolina
Hurricanes, 3-1, at RBC Center.
Evander Kane and Bryan Little scored the other goals, Zach Bogosian had two
helpers and Chris Mason came up with 20 saves in addition to tallying an
assist for the Jets, who have won four of their past five contests.
Jiri Tlusty netted the only goal and Cam Ward gave up two scores on 29 shots
for the Hurricanes, who have dropped two straight and nine of their last 12
The Jets took the lead for good at 6:25 of the second frame when Bogosian let
one go from the point that was stopped by Ward, but the puck sat idle in the
slot and Ladd pounced on it and slid it under the outstretched arm of the
Trailing by one, the Hurricanes elected to pull Ward with 1:27 left in
regulation. Carolina got some pressure on Mason in the offensive zone, but the
Winnipeg netminder stood tall and Little iced the game with an empty-netter
with nine seconds left to account for the final score.
"I thought we were good," Jets head coach Claude Noel said. "The lines got
unbalanced after a little while because of the score, but for the most part I
thought we had some good effort and the guys played hard."
Winnipeg opened the scoring with 5:14 to go in the first period when Kane
picked up the puck in the defensive zone and raced up the left wing into the
offensive zone before he snapped one off the post and past Ward from the left
circle for the 1-0 lead.
The Hurricanes answered at 5:17 of the second period, as Tlusty fanned on his
initial shot from the slot as the puck was sliding off his stick before he
re-gatherd and fired it past Mason to the stick side to tie the game at one.
"They were throwing everything at the net, getting their point shots through,"
Hurricanes captain Eric Staal said. "Once we got it into the offensive zone
and we were cycling it around, we did get some looks but we didn't do it
consistently enough and ended up with a loss."
Friday marked the second meeting between the teams this season. The Jets took
a 5-3 decision in the first meeting on October 22, 2011...Carolina is 1-4-1
thus far this season against Southeast Division opponents...Carolina failed on
four power play opportunities, while Winnipeg was 0-for-1 with the man
advantage...Winnipeg will head to Boston to face the Bruins on Saturday, while
the Hurricanes will face the Senators in Ottawa on Sunday.
11/25 23:53:12 ET