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NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Winnipeg



(Saturday, March 22nd)

Final Score: Carolina 3, Winnipeg 2

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Ward made 33 stops, including two spectacular stick saves, and the Carolina Hurricanes held on to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Saturday.

Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, and Riley Nash all scored for Carolina, which has won two of its last three. Andrej Sekera supplied two assists in the win.

"Knew that I was going to get the opportunity tonight and [I] wanted to come out and have a strong effort. [The Jets] play so well in their home building," Ward said. "They came out strong in the first ten minutes and it was important to make some big saves to settle our guys down. We had a really strong second period and the third period was just up for grabs."

Jim Slater and Bryan Little both had goals for the Jets, who have lost two of their last three and eight of their last 10. Al Montoya allowed three goals on 32 shots in defeat.

Neither team scored in the opening stanza. Little had a wide-open net, but Ward dove and threw out his stick to rob the Winnipeg forward and keep it scoreless. Ward made another great save with his stick to stop Eric O'Dell's wrap-around attempt.

"That's probably the biggest save anyone's made on me in my career and it's just one of those where I have an empty net, and I'm just shooting it right in the middle and he got his stick on it. It was probably bugging me for a better part of the game to say the least," said Little.

The Jets opened the scoring 7:48 into the second. Slater won the faceoff back to Mark Stuart, who unleashed a shot that was deflected by Slater and past Ward.

Thirty-seven seconds later, Montoya mishandled the puck behind the net and Jiri Tlusty quickly threw the puck into the slot. Eric Staal tracked it down and wristed it into an open net to tie the game at one.

After Slater went off for tripping, Sekera found Jordan Staal streaking through the neutral zone. He went in on the breakaway and beat Montoya with a wrister to give Carolina a 2-1 lead at 10:10.

Less than two minutes later, Nash took the puck around the net and was stopped on his initial wrap-around attempt. After a few whacks, the puck trickled into the net for Nash's ninth of the season.

Little made it a 3-2 game 1:27 into the third. Michael Frolik sent a pass to Little in front of the net and he one-timed it past the Carolina netminder to cut the deficit in half.

Montoya was pulled with just over a minute remaining. The Jets had several chances in tight, but Ward made multiple stops to fend off the Winnipeg attack as the Hurricanes held on for the win.

Game Notes

Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian left the game with an upper-body injury ... Winnipeg defenseman Adam Pardy played in his 250th NHL game ... Winnipeg's four-game penalty killing streak came to an end ... The road team has won 18 of the last 24 meetings in the matchup.

03/22 22:45:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
3rd
CHA 63
LAC 76
 
3rd
CHA 63
LAC 76
 
3rd
CLE 76
ORL 53
 
3rd
PHI 75
POR 82
 
Half
TOR 54
PHO 48
 
2nd
HOU 29
NYK 28
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
IND
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
Final
FRES 52
EVAN 58
Final
KYST 88
PURD 79
Final
LSU 61
CLEM 64
Final
ALCOR 95
DILL 73
 
Final
CHIST 46
UGST 69
Final
DET 69
MDES 55
 
Final
ARZ 72
MIZZ 53
 
Final
INDST 61
PEAY 57
 
Final
FLGC 58
MAR 43
 
Final
LALAF 52
UWMIL 56
 
Final
ODU 58
GWEBB 46
 
2nd
MD 65
ARST 62
 
2nd
TOL 67
BUCK 40
 
2nd
JMU 65
COL 62
 
2nd
WINT 39
ETST 45
 
2nd
GSOUT 62
FIU 53
 
2nd
BST 77
GRAM 40
 
2nd
APP 59
HAMP 49
 
2nd
MAST 80
JVU 55
 
2nd
XAV 78
MURST 50
 
2nd
WAKE 58
NICST 24
 
2nd
MSU 56
SCU 27
 
2nd
LOU 71
SAV 14
 
2nd
TENT 69
SELA 58
 
2nd
VCU 41
VILL 54
 
2nd
OU 59
WCU 59
 
2nd
IND 41
EWASH 37
 
1st
ILL 28
BRO 21
 
1st
MSST 23
CLAYST 15
 
1st
BEL 25
LIP 23
 
1st
TCU 40
MVSU 15
 
1st
IOWA 32
PEPP 24
 
1st
MEM 31
PVU 21
 
1st
KU 38
RIDE 15
 
1st
BAY 19
STEPH 18
 
1st
INCWORD 37
A 28
 
1st
USF 10
HAW 8
 
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OKST 3
ORST 3
 
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WYO
FAM
 
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MARQ
YALE
 
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CHAM
PITT
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ILLST
SHU
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STET
 
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ALA
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CHADRON
 
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MICH
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PORST
SIUE
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AUB
TULSA
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SDST
BYU
2nd Intermission
NYI 0
PHI 0
 
2nd
BOS 2
PIT 2
 
2nd
FLA 1
MIN 2
 
2nd
DET 1
OTT 1
 
Half
BUF 14
NYJ 3
 
1st
NOS 0
BAL 0