Kane, Ladd score in Jets’ 3-1 win over Hurricanes

Evander Kane and Andrew Ladd each scored, leading the Winnipeg

Jets to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Bryan Little added an empty-net goal with 9 seconds left to seal

the victory.

Chris Mason made 19 saves for the Jets, who have earned points

in five straight games (4-0-1). Winnipeg hadn’t won on the road

since Nov. 3.

Jiri Tlutsy scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes had earned

points in their previous three games, but they remain at the bottom

of the Southeast Division standings. Cam Ward made 27 saves for


Ladd scored the go-ahead goal a little more than a minute after

Carolina had tied it 1-1 early in the second period.

Winnipeg defenseman Zach Bogosian started the sequence by

throwing the puck at the net from the blue line. Ward couldn’t

quite corral it, and Ladd batted it around before finally knocking

the puck into the net.

Ladd won a Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006.

Tlutsy scored a nifty goal earlier in the period. He took a pass

from Brandon Sutter near the blue line and used some fancy fakes

and dekes to create space as he cut into the slot. His wrist shot

beat Mason high on the blocker side.

Kane got the Jets on the board in the first period with a goal

on an odd-man rush.

After Carolina defenseman Jamie McBain couldn’t come up with the

puck after pinching in the offensive zone, Kane went the other way

on a 2-on-1 break. He accelerated toward the net on Ward’s right

and rifled a wrist shot off the post and into the net.

Kane has scored four goals in his last five games.

Neither team created many opportunities in the final period.

Carolina’s Jeff Skinner set up Tomas Kaberle with an open net late

in the game, but Kaberle hit the side of the net from close


NOTES: Carolina defenseman Jay Harrison missed the game with an

upper-body injury. … The Hurricanes’ back-up goalie Brian Boucher

was hit by a puck on the top of his head near the end of the second

period and didn’t return to the bench. . Ladd has scored in both

the Jets’ games against Carolina this year.