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Kane lifts Jets past Hurricanes 4-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have put last week's two-game debacle against the Washington Capitals firmly behind them.

Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead Winnipeg to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

The Jets earned their 10th road victory of the season and increased their division lead to six points over Carolina.

"We're trying to forget about that Washington miniseries as much as possible," Kane said of the 4-0 and 6-1 defeats on consecutive nights.

"I think we've responded here in these last two games real well. We knew we couldn't dwell on what happened with Washington and we needed to move on and move forward."

The win over the Hurricanes, which came on the heels of a 3-2 home victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday, is the first of a stretch in which the Jets play five of six on the road.

"We knew the implications going in," Kane said. "It was a big game for both teams, but it's not going to be the last one, that's for sure."

Kane assisted Olli Jokinen's goal in the first period and goals by Tobias Enstrom and Alexander Burmistrov in the second. Kane was credited with a third-period goal when Carolina defenseman Jamie McBain swatted at the puck and knocked it into the net past Justin Peters.

Ondrej Pavelec had 38 saves for Winnipeg.

"They had some chances," Pavelec said. "I think they played really well. They did a great job getting traffic in front of me. Sometimes it goes this way."

Jiri Tlusty scored his 14th of the season for Carolina, which is on an 0-5-1 slide that includes three consecutive 4-1 losses at home.

Peters, making the start after injuries to Cam Ward on March 3 and Dan Ellis on Thursday, made 31 saves for the Hurricanes.

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