Eric Staal led the Carolina Hurricanes with two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action at the MTS Centre Sunday.
Antti Miettinen's first two goals of the season weren't enough for the Jets, who had a chance to tie the Washington Capitals in eighth place with a win tonight.2
Miettinen found his touch around the net after being held out of the scoring column all season.
Miettinen had gone 34 games without a goal after being scooped up on waivers by the Jets last fall, but scored twice in the second period in a span of eight minutes 25 seconds to erase a 2-1 Carolina lead and breathe some life into Winnipeg’s playoff hopes. The Jets entered the night two points back of the eighth-place Washington Capitals, who fell 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night.
Nik Antropov has the Jets other goal – and he left the game with a lower-body injury.