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Associated Press, Published March 26 2013

Kane lifts Winnipeg to victory over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. – Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead the Winnipeg Jets past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday.

Kane assisted Olli Jokinen’s goal in the first period and goals by Tobias Enstrom and Alexander Burmistrov in the second to help the Jets extend their lead in the Southeast Division to six points over Carolina, which is in the midst of a 0-5-1 slide.

Winnipeg 1 2 1 – 4

Carolina 1 0 0 – 1

First period: 1, Carolina, Tlusty 14 (Nash, Brent), 6:06. 2, Winnipeg, O.Jokinen 6 (Kane, Hainsey), 13:44.

Second period: 3, Winnipeg, Enstrom 4 (Byfuglien, Kane), 11:31 (pp). 4, Winnipeg, Antropov 4 (Burmistrov, Kane), 16:39.

Third period: 5, Winnipeg, Kane 13, 12:37.

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 14-15-6 – 35. Carolina 13-16-10 – 39.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Carolina, Peters. A – 16,225 (18,680). – 2:24.