February 28, 2013
Winnipeg Jets ward off the New Jersey Devils
Ladd scores twice in 3-1 win
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (R) makes a save on New Jersey Devils' Bobby Butler during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Winnipeg February 28, 2013. (REUTERS/Fred Greenslade)

Andrew Ladd made sure that the home-ice magic returned for the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets captain scored twice and added an assist to propel his team to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils before a crowd of 15,004 at MTS Centre on Thursday night.

With the game tied 1-1 in the third and the teams playing 4-on-4 after coincidental minors were called on Nik Antropov and Steve Bernier, Dustin Byfuglien made a dynamic rush and Ladd chipped in the rebound at 11:59 for his team-leading 12th goal of the season.

The win allowed the Jets to improve to 10-9-1 on the season and helped snap a four-game losing skid on home ice.



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