WINNIPEG — Chad LaRose scored the winner with 1:22 left in the third period as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday.
Eric Staal had a pair of goals for Carolina (28-29-15), while Jussi Jokinen had a short-handed goal and added an assist. Cam Ward made 30 saves for the win.
Antti Miettinen had back-to-back goals for Winnipeg (34-29-8) in the second period, while Nik Antropov had his 13th goal of the season. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 21 shots for the Jets.
Winnipeg remains two back of the Washington Capitals for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Jets have 76 points on the season, tied with the Buffalo Sabres. However, Winnipeg has a game in hand.