Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 3/30/12
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Andrew Ladd scored 16 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat Carolina 4-3 on Friday night to eliminate the Hurricanes from playoff contention. Kyle Wellwood scored the tying goal with 4:47 left in regulation and added an assist, while Jim Slater scored and Nik Antropov added a goal in his return to the lineup for the Jets. They trailed 3-1 midway through the second period before rallying to keep their slim postseason hopes alive. The decisive sequence started when Carolina rookie Justin Faulk slipped in the corner at the start of overtime. The puck made its way to Zach Bogosian at the blue line, he threw it toward the net and Ladd snatched it up and snapped it past Cam Ward. Eric Staal scored his 250th career goal and Derek Joslin and Brandon Sutter added goals for the Hurricanes. Chris Mason stopped 30 shots for the Jets. Ward finished with 31 saves. The Hurricanes were playing at home for the first time since going 1-2 on a trip that put them on the brink of elimination, and both teams needed Pittsburgh to beat Buffalo to keep alive their dwindling playoff hopes. A Sabres' win and a Winnipeg loss in regulation would have eliminated the Jets. The Hurricanes needed wins in their final five games and plenty of help throughout the league to sneak into the postseason. Slater started the Jets' rally when his goal on an odd-man rush made it 3-2 with 9:35 left in the second. Wellwood tied it at 3 when he chipped in the rebound of Antii Miettinen's shot on a late power play, after Jiri Tlusty was issued a double minor for high-sticking. Staal's milestone goal came on one of his prettiest sequences of the season. With teammate Tim Gleason serving a double minor for unsportsmanlike conduct, Staal stole the puck from Wheeler near the blue line. The Carolina captain skated in on Mason with Tim Stapleton on his hip, spun 360 degrees and whipped the puck into the net to make it 2-1 with 3:14 remaining. His milestone goal also was the team's 12th short-handed score. Staal tied current Florida coach Kevin Dineen on the club's goal-scoring list and trails only Hall of Famer Ron Francis -- who scored a club-record 382 goals in two stints with the Carolina-Hartford franchise. Sutter then gave the Hurricanes a two-goal lead when he scored off a rebound early in the second. NOTES: Bogosian had three assists.... Winnipeg D Grant Clitsome rang the right post with a blast from the blue line late in the first, Dustin Byfuglien drilled the left post late in the second and Ron Hainsey hit the pipe late in the third. ... Carolina RW Tuomo Ruutu skated in his 300th game with the club. ... To make room for Antropov, the Jets scratched C Ben Maxwell.
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