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Hurricanes get an early jump on Jets

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Hurricanes scored four goals on their first nine shots and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Jets on Friday.

Phillip Giuseppe, Andrej Nestrasil, Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk put the Hurricanes ahead 4-0 by 10:04 of the first period.

Nestrasil added a second goal, and Staal and Joakim Nordstrom each had two assists.

Alexander Burmistrov, Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien — with a goal at 13:48 of the third period — had Winnipeg fans switching from jeering to cheering for a huge comeback.

The loss wrapped up Winnipeg's season-long six-game homestand, which featured one victory. The Jets went into the game in a five-way tie for second-to-last in the NHL.

Cam Ward made 33 saves for the Hurricanes.

Staal scored Carolina's third goal while on a power play and ended the night for Jets rookie goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who had faced six shots.

Some fans booed him as he left the ice and cheered when Michael Hutchinson was announced as his replacement.

Hutchinson, who hadn't played since a 4-1 loss in Anaheim on Jan. 3, finished with 21 saves.

Carolina's first goal came after the Jets turned over the puck and Giuseppe scored on a sharp-angled shot at 1:43.

Hellebuyck then kicked out a bad rebound, and Nestrasil tallied his 16th goal of the season in his 100th NHL game from almost the same angle at 3:05.

With Byfuglien in the penalty box for delay of game, Staal's shot beat Hellebuyck at 4:33.

Around the league: The wife of All-Star Game MVP John Scott gave birth to twin girls on Thursday in Michigan. Danielle Scott and the girls, Estelle Vera and Sofia Leland, were doing well. Danielle went to the All-Star festivities in Nashville last weekend with her doctor's permission, days before labor was to be induced. The couple have two other daughters, Eva, 4, and Gabriella, 2.

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First Period1, Carolina, Di Giuseppe 4 (Rask), 1:43. 2, Carolina, Nestrasil 6 (J.Staal, Nordstrom), 3:05. 3, Carolina, J.Staal 12 (Skinner), 4:33 (pp). 4, Carolina, Faulk 15 (Nordstrom, Nash), 10:04. PenaltiesByfuglien, Wpg (delay of game), 3:51; Byfuglien, Wpg (high-sticking), 16:14; Armia, Wpg (tripping), 19:54.

Second Period5, Winnipeg, Burmistrov 5 (Thorburn, Copp), 18:35. PenaltiesPerreault, Wpg (slashing), 14:02.

Third Period6, Winnipeg, Ladd 12 (Byfuglien, Scheifele), 9:07 (pp). 7, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 16 (Ehlers, Little), 13:48. 8, Carolina, Nestrasil 7 (J.Staal, Slavin), 18:40. PenaltiesMcClement, Car (tripping), 3:34; Skinner, Car (hooking), 7:53. Shots on GoalCarolina 12-11-6—29. Winnipeg 5-12-19—36. Power-play opportunitiesCarolina 1 of 4; Winnipeg 1 of 2. GoaliesCarolina, Ward 15-11-5 (36 shots-33 saves). Winnipeg, Hellebuyck (6-3), Hutchinson 5-10-1 (4:33 first, 23-21).

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