LaRose lifts Hurricanes over Jets with late goal


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Chad LaRose scored with 1:22 left in the third period as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday night.

Eric Staal had a pair of goals for Carolina, while Jussi Jokinen had a short-handed goal and added an assist. Cam Ward made 30 saves for the win.

Antti Miettinen had two straight goals for Winnipeg in the second period, while Nik Antropov had his 13th goal of the season. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 shots for the Jets.

Winnipeg remained two games behind Washington for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Jets have 76 points on the season, tied with the Buffalo Sabres. However, Winnipeg has a game in hand.