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SportsDirect, Published March 22 2014

Carolina takes one-goal game from Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Riley Nash scored in the second period and visiting Carolina held on to edge Winnipeg 3-2.

Jim Slater and Bryan Little scored for the Jets.who remained six points behind Phoenix for the second wild-card in the West.

Carolina 0 3 0— 3

Winnipeg 0 1 1— 2

First Period—

Second Period—1, Winnipeg, Slater 1 (Stuart) 7:48. 2, Carolina, Staal 17 (Tlusty, Sekera) 8:25. 3, Carolina, Staal 15 (Sekera, Liles) 10:10 (pp). 4, Carolina, Nash 9 (Skinner, Dwyer) 11:18.

Third Period—5, Winnipeg, Little 21 (Frolik) 1:27.

Shots on Goal—Carolina 6-21-5—32. Winnipeg 13-8-15—36.

Power-play opportunities—Carolina 1 of 3. Winnipeg 0 of 2.

Goalies—Carolina Ward 9-11-5 (36 shots-34 saves). Winnipeg Montoya 12-7-3 (32-29).

A—15,004 (15,004). T—2:23.