Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winner 1:23
into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, on
Thursday at MTS Centre.
Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists for the Jets, who extended their
season-best winning streak to five games. Zach Bogosian scored a goal and had
one assist, while Paul Postma also lit the lamp in the victory, which kept
Winnipeg tied with the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff seed
in the Eastern Conference.
The Jets also moved within two points of first-place Washington in the
Southeast Division after the Capitals lost to Ottawa on Thursday.
Andrew Ladd supplied three assists for Winnipeg and now has four goals and 11
points during the team's winning streak. Ondrej Pavelec posted 24 saves on 27
shots in the victory.
Tuomo Ruutu scored twice, Alexander Semin added another goal and Jordan Staal
had two assists for the Hurricanes, who have lost two straight. The team was
also eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.
Justin Peters allowed all four Winnipeg goals on 31 shots in the setback.
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