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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Evander Kane was involved in four scoring plays as the Winnipeg Jets created more distance in the Southeast Division standings by using two second-period goals to break a tie and defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night at PNC Arena.

Olli Jokinen, Tobias Enstrom, Nik Antropov and Kane scored for division-leading Winnipeg, which built its edge on second-place Carolina to six points in the standings.

Carolina, which has a season-long six-game losing streak, scored first on Jiri Tlusty's first-period goal. But from there, the Hurricanes, who hadn't played since Thursday night, ran short on execution.

Winnipeg goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves. Kane picked up three assists for the Jets.

Kane's goal completed the scoring. He was credited with a third-period goal when the puck was knocked into the net by Carolina defenseman Jamie McBain.

Justin Peters, who a few weeks ago was in the American Hockey League but has become Carolina's top available goalie because of injuries, stopped 31 shots.

Tlusty moved into a share of the team lead in goals with 14 by depositing the puck after taking a pass from Riley Nash, who was behind the net.

The Jets tied the game when Jokinen broke in on a 2-on-1 as the Hurricanes were caught on a line change.

Enstrom has scored in both games since returning from a 19-game absence. He has 15 points, including four goals, in 15 games after his power-play tally.

Antropov's second-period goal came with a lengthy review regarding the rebound and when the shot was taken whether the stick above the crossbar. It counted, giving the Jets a 3-1 lead.

The Hurricanes completed a 0-3 homestand, losing each of the games by 4-1 scores.

The teams will play twice more, both times at Winnipeg. The Jets won both games in Raleigh.

NOTES: The Hurricanes put left wing Jussi Jokinen and right wing Tim Wallace on waivers Tuesday. ... This marked the first game for Hurricanes right wing Alexander Semin since agreeing to a five-year, $35 million contract extension that goes through the 2017-18 season. Semin played in his 500th career game Tuesday night. ... Winnipeg's Patrice Cormier and Carolina's Brett Bellemore each picked up their first NHL fighting majors based on a first-period scrap. ... Right wing Chad LaRose of the Hurricanes played after a 10-game absence because of a concussion. ... John Muse, who has yet to play an NHL game, was the Hurricanes' backup goalie as Dan Ellis went on injured reserve. ... Carolina's next three games are on the road, beginning Thursday night at Toronto. ... This game was the start of a stretch of five road games in a six-game span for Winnipeg, with the lone home game to come Saturday against Carolina.
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