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LaRose lifts Hurricanes over Jets

Chad LaRose scored the winner with 1:22 to 3, on Sunday.

Eric Staal had two goals and an assist while Jussi Jokinen added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, who have won three straight. Cam Ward stopped 30 shots in the win.

With nine games to play, Carolina sits five points back of Washington for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with Buffalo and Winnipeg ahead of them.

Antti Miettinen scored twice and Nik Antropov added a goal for the Jets, who had won their previous two. Ondrej Pavelec was tagged for all four goals on 35 shots in the loss.

Winnipeg spoiled a chance to tie with Washington, which lost to Chicago on Sunday, in the standings and remain two points back.