Carolina 3, Columbus 2

Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 26-22-3-1 14-10-1-1 12-12-2-0 L2
Carolina 24-19-6-3 13-10-2-3 11-9-4-0 W4


Hurricanes 3, Blue Jackets 2: Captain Eric Staal scored twice and his brother Jordan Staal added the go-ahead goal during a span of 2:47 in the third period as host Carolina rallied to its fourth straight victory.

Jordan Staal put his team ahead for good with 5:55 left on a backhand shot off the rush and the Hurricanes held on to end a seven-game losing streak against Columbus. Anton Khudobin turned aside 22 shots for Carolina and improved to 6-1-0 against Metropolitan Division foes this season.

Derek MacKenzie scored for the third consecutive game and R.J. Umberger added another 17 seconds later for the Blue Jackets, who lost their second straight after winning a franchise-record eight in a row. Sergei Bobrovsky, who shut out the Hurricanes on Jan. 10, made 32 saves for Columbus.

Bobrovsky stopped 17 shots in the second period to hold a 2-0 lead, but Eric Staal started the rally by beating him through the five-hole with 8:42 left. The captain was alone in front to knock home a feed by Jiri Tlusty exactly one minute later and Jordan Staal made a move into the slot to beat Bobrovsky for the winner.

MacKenzie opened the scoring by knocking home a rebound of defenseman Fedor Tyutin’s shot off the right post 2:25 into the contest. Umberger doubled the lead after Nick Foligno intercepted a poor clear, sent the puck toward the net and Ryan Johansen deflected it behind him to a wide-open teammate.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Eric Staal has collected four goals and five assists over his last six games. … Columbus D Cody Goloubef made his season debut and played his 13th NHL game overall, logging 11:59 of ice time. … Carolina had 17 hits in the first period and 28 overall. 

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Carolina
Derek MacKenzie 1 Points Eric Staal 2
Derek MacKenzie 1 Goals Eric Staal 2
Nick Foligno 1 Assists Justin Faulk 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .914 Save Percentage Anton Khudobin .917
Sergei Bobrovsky 32 Saves Anton Khudobin 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 24 2 0-0 2-2 4 26
Carolina 35 3 0-2 0-0 0 30

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .393 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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