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Game Blog: Jets vs Hurricanes

Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight's Jets- 'Canes match up.

Thursday, 18.04.2013 / 7:44 PM / Blogs
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Game Blog: Jets vs Hurricanes
Up-to-the-minute updates from tonight\'s Jets- \'Canes match up.


Immediately following their last meeting on Mar. 30 (1-3 L), the Winnipeg Jets (22-19-2) and Carolina Hurricanes (17-23-2) were separated by four points in the Eastern Conference standings. Since then the Hurricanes have gone 1-8-0 to drift away from the playoff picture, currently sitting in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. The Mar. 30 loss to the Hurricanes was part of a five-game skid for the Jets, but they have since won four straight to pull themselves back into the thick of the playoff race. The Jets are tied for the eighth seed in the East with the Rangers who have one game in hand. The Jets are 2-1-0 in a season series with the Hurricanes that has seen the road team win all three contests.


Jets starting lineup: Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Ron Hainsey, Zach Bogosian, Ondrej Pavelec.

0:46: The Jets got an early power play opportunity as Justin Faulk went off for tripping in the first minute of the opening frame. The Jets couldn't quite get set up to get much going on the advantage.

2:43: The Hurricanes got caught again with a couple seconds remaining on their first penalty as Jordan Staal went off for hooking. The Jets power play went back to work but couldn't solve goaltender Justin Peters.

The best chance came a couple minutes later as Evander Kane had a glorious opportunity on a wraparound attempt but just couldn't quite tuck it past Peters...and the game went on scoreless.

      Kane using his speed to create some chances. Good opportunity but Peters up to the challenge and ref blows whistle.          @IllegalCurve
12:13: JETS GOAL: Zach Bogosian tallies his fourth of the season to put the Jets on the board first. Bryan Little tried to put the puck on net but it just got away from him so he instead pushed it up to Bogosian streaking in on his right. Bogosian reached for it and was able to poke it through the legs of Justin Peters. 1-0 Jets.

Captain Andrew Ladd picked up the second assist on the goal, which was his 300th career point.

Through 20 minutes, the Jets led the Hurricanes 1-0. Shots on net were 10-3 in favour of the Jets.


6:27: Ondrej Pavelec pulls out an amazing stop on Justin Faulk at the back door. With the wide open net, Faulk figures it's a sure-goal but Pavelec had other plans as he reached out at the last second and robbed him with the paddle of his stick. He knocked it down and smothered it quickly to end the play.

      Save of the year candidate as Ondrej Pavelec comes across to stone Justin Faulk with paddle of his stick with 13:33 left in 2nd period          @WiebeSunSports
8:27: JETS GOAL: Paul Postma adds to the Jets lead with his fourth of the season. Blake Wheeler sent a perfect cross-ice pass onto Postma's stick at the bottom of the circle. He took a look and wristed the puck from a sharp angle that bounced off the arm of Peters and into the back of the net. 2-0 Jets.

10:38: CANES GOAL:
Tuomo Ruutu gets the Hurricanes on the board as he slips one through the legs of Ondrej Pavelec. Justin Faulk dished him the puck for the assist and Tim Gleason picked up the second helper.

After two periods of play, the Jets were leading the Hurricanes 2-1. Shots on goal were 22-15 Jets through 40 minutes.


8:40: JETS GOAL: Blake Wheeler widens the Jets lead to 3-1 after Bryan Little found him streaking up the middle in the neutral zone. Neck and neck with his defender, Wheeler was able to blast a wrister that flew past Peters high glove side. Andrew Ladd gets his 301st career point.

      Another 6 pt night for @NHLJets big line of Ladd-Little Wheeler who have 8-19-27 in 14 + periods of @NHLJets home stand.          @KellyMooreCJOB

Tuomo Ruutu narrows the gap to 3-2 after he tipped home a Marc-Andre Bergeron blast form the point that went over the shoulder of a screened Pavelec. 

15:24: Winnipeg time out

      Pavelec with another big stop to preserve the one goal lead. This time on a pinching Corvo. Jets ice puck and coach Noel takes timeout.          @IllegalCurve

18:48: HURRICANES GOAL: Alexander Semin evens the score after Juri Tlusty sends a hard shot on net from the top of the circle. The puck was stopped at the line but split out for Semin to shovel home the rebound in the crease. 3-3.

      And just like that it is tied. Jets way too casual in the d-zone. Kane had to be harder on that puck, Buff lost Semin and he ties game.          @IllegalCurve

Time ran out on regulation with the score tied at 3-3. This one would need OT.


1:23: JETS GOAL: Dustin Byfuglien tallied the overtime winner after he gobbled up a rebound on a two-on-one with Andrew Ladd. Ladd fired a shot the was kicked out by Peters but Byfuglien scooped it up and tossed it into the mesh to make it a 4-3 OT Final.




1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46


A. Ladd 64 22 30 14 52
B. Little 64 24 27 11 51
B. Wheeler 62 17 29 14 46
D. Byfuglien 64 15 27 8 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 64 10 26 3 36
M. Frolik 64 13 20 4 33
D. Stafford 58 11 17 -19 28
J. Tlusty 54 13 11 -18 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
M. Hutchinson 19 7 5 .919 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
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