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Carolina Hurricanes' Noah Hanifin (5) controls the puck in front of Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)
Carolina Hurricanes' Noah Hanifin (5) controls the puck in front of Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

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Staal, Nash score to lead Hurricanes past Jets 2-1 Add to ...

Jordan Staal and Riley Nash scored power-play goals, and the Carolina Hurricanes earned a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

The Hurricanes swept the season series. Carolina won 5-3 at Winnipeg on Feb. 5.

The win snapped Winnipeg’s four-game road winning streak. The Jets had not lost on the road since Jan. 7 against Dallas. Winnipeg had won in its previous five trips to Raleigh.

Eddie Lack made 20 saves for Carolina, facing eight shots through the first 44 1/2 minutes. Carolina outshot Winnipeg 29-21, including 25-8 at one point early in the third period. Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves for Winnipeg.

Carolina, 8-1-3 in its past 12 home games, killed off three first-period penalties and four overall to help Lack improve to 5-2 lifetime against Winnipeg.

The Hurricanes played their third game without All-Star defenceman Justin Faulk and their first full game without starting goalie Cam Ward. Ward left with an injury in the second period of Saturday’s win over the New York Islanders, and Lack took his place in net.

Blake Wheeler scored for Winnipeg with 13:08 remaining, getting credit for a deflection of Jacob Trouba’s drive.

Jordan Staal gave Carolina the lead at 10:33 of the first with his 13th goal of the season. On a power play, he gathered a deflection to the left of the net and backhanded a bouncing puck over Pavelec, off the goalie’s right leg and into the net.

The goal tied Staal for the team lead in points.

Nash scored on a play similar to Staal’s goal, tapping in a deflection in front of Pavelec on a power play midway through the second period.

Elias Lindholm assisted on both goals for Carolina.

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