Bryan Little broke a tie with 2:09 left and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday night to open a six-game homestand.

Patrick Laine opened the scoring for the Jets at 4:14 of the third period, and Kyle Connor added an empty-net goal with a second left. Backup goalie Laurent Brossoit stopped 42 shots for the victory, allowing only Micheal Ferland’s tying goal.

Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for the Hurricanes.

After Laine one-timed a pass from Blake Wheeler on a power play to put the Jets ahead, Ferland poked home a shot from Dougie Hamilton that was drifting behind Brossoit. Little then slammed in the winner for his first goal of the season.

Carolina Hurricanes’ goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) makes a save as Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Winnipeg put Marko Dano on waivers before the game. The 23-year-old forward hasn’t played for the Jets, his third NHL franchise, this season. He was a 2013 first-round draft pick by Columbus.

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Hurricanes: At Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) loses a pad during play against the Carolina Hurricanes during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Jets: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night.

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Source: The Associated Press

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