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    @WFPEdTait: They were far from perfect, but they were good enough. #NHLJets get 2-1 win over Carolina Hurricanes. Now 9-2 under Paul Maurice. 8:20 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: Some offensive flair from Jacob Trouba leads to a Chris Thorburn goal and it's 2-1 #NHLJets with 1:03 remaining. 8:16 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets lead 1-0 after two, but the Canes had long stretches of dominance in that period. 7:28 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets kill off 52 second 2-man adv. Remains 1-0 Wpg. 7:24 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets and Canes tied 0-0 after 1. Jacob Trouba led all skaters with 8:59 of ice time. Also credited with two giveaways. 6:40 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: #NHLJets had best chance on that Canes PP, as Trouba feeds Bryan Little for a chance in tight on Khudobin. Remains 0-0. 6:30 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: Real rough couple of shifts for Jacob Trouba. #NHLJets are fortunate this is still 0-0 6:19 pm on Feb 4

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    @WFPEdTait: Just FYI: Ondrej Pavelec is 6-2 under Maurice with a .912 save %age: Al Montoya is 2-0 and .970. #NHLJets 12:11 pm on Feb 4

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Chris Thorburn scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:03 remaining to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. 

Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets, who are 9-2-0 since Paul Maurice took over as coach on Jan. 12. Maurice coached 920 games for the Hurricanes franchise during two stints with the team.

Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves for the Jets.

Winnipeg took the lead when Jacob Trouba circled around the net and sent the puck across the crease to Thorburn, who knocked it past goalie Anton Khudobin.

Riley Nash scored for Carolina, and Khudobin made 25 saves.

The Hurricanes went 10-4-0 in January and had won five of six, but their offence sputtered in this tight-checking game.

Winnipeg opened the scoring 12:57 into the second period when Michael Frolik skated past Carolina defenceman Justin Faulk on a rush down the left wing. Khudobin stopped Frolik's shot, but Ladd batted the rebound into the net.

Ladd, who has seven points in his last six games, was a member of the Hurricanes when they won the Stanley Cup in 2006.

The Jets got a boost when they killed off a 51-second two-man advantage for the Hurricanes late in the second period. Carolina's John-Michael Liles hit the post with a slap shot during that stretch.

Carolina tied the score at 1 early in the third period. After the Hurricanes skated into the zone, Drayson Bowman tried to control the puck in the slot. Bowman couldn't get his stick on it, but the puck came to Nash, who snapped it past Pavelec.

NOTES: Carolina began the night having played the fewest games in the NHL. Winnipeg entered having played 32 one-goal games this season, third-most in the league.

Karl B DeBlaker / The Associated Press

Carolina Hurricanes' Jay Harrison (44) takes Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) off the puck with Olli Jokinen (12) of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday.


Updated on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM CST: Adds live blog box.

6:55 PM: Updates score after first period, changes headline.

7:56 PM: Updates score, changes headline.

8:16 PM: Adds slideshow, changes story photo.

8:25 PM: Updates final score.

9:17 PM: Replaces pre-game story with post-game wire piece.

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