RALEIGH – Victor Rask got his eighth goal of the season and 19-year-old Noah Hanifin scored his first, helping the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck faced 40 shots in the loss.
Mark Scheifele took over the NHL points lead when he narrowed the deficit to 2-1 in the third period.
The 23-year-old one-timed a pass from Nikolaj Ehlers after Ehlers raced after a loose puck in the corner.
The teams also played to open the season, when Winnipeg rallied from two goals down to win 4-3 in overtime.
Ward stalled the effort for a similar rally Sunday. He helped kill off a hooking penalty on Viktor Stalberg with about six minutes left by stopping three shots.
Carolina was perfect on the penalty kill for the ninth straight game, the Canes killed three penalties Sunday and leads the NHL with a 91.1 per cent success rate, including 19 straight.
The Winnipeg Jets continue their longest road trip of the season Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild.