Clb 2 0 0 2
Car 0 0 3 3
Date of game: 1/27/2014

Recap: Carolina vs. Columbus

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Staal and Jordan Staal combined for three third-period goals to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, in a come-from-behind effort at PNC Arena.

Eric Staal lit the lamp twice in the span of a minute a little past the midway point of the third and Jordan Staal scored 1:47 later to give Carolina its fourth straight win. Anton Khudobin made 22 saves in the victory.

Derek MacKenzie and R.J. Umberger both scored for the Blue Jackets, who dropped their second straight after stringing together an eight-game streak. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed all three goals on 35 shots in the setback.

"We gave up three goals in less than 3 minutes. For 57 minutes, I thought we managed it pretty well. Those three minutes, that's the game," Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards said.

The Blue Jackets got on the board quickly. Fedor Tyutin rang a shot off the post and MacKenzie was there to backhand the rebound into the net 2:25 into the game.

Columbus added to their lead 17 seconds later. Nick Foligno stole the puck from a Carolina defender and threw the puck on net from the left boards. Ryan Johansen gathered the puck and dropped it back to Umberger, who quickly beat Khudobin for his 14th of the season.

The Hurricanes finally beat Bobrovsky with just under nine minutes to play in the third. Alexander Semin drove to the middle and slid a pass on the backhand to Eric Staal. The captain moved in on net and fired a shot through the legs of Bobrovsky.

Jiri Tlusty muscled a defender off the puck behind the goal line and dished a pass to Staal in the slot, who wristed home a shot to even the game exactly a minute later.

Jordan Staal skated through the middle one-on-one with Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray and backhanded a shot off a toe drag to beat Bobrovsky as he tumbled to the ice with 5:55 remaining in the third.

"I had some speed coming low, and just kind of went for it from there. I tried to get my reach out there," Jordan Staal said.

Columbus pulled the goalie in the final minute, but Khudobin made multiple huge saves late to preserve the Hurricanes' comeback win.

Game Notes

Carolina snapped a seven-game losing streak to Columbus as its last win against the team was a 2-1 game on Dec. 15, 2005 ... Jordan Staal played in his 100th game as a Hurricane ... Semin and Eric Staal extended their point streaks to six games ... Carolina did not commit a penalty.

Dorm Report: West Virginia goes wild, not so wonderful

There was quite a bit of hitting on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia's upset of visiting Baylor.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Konerko, Rollins named co-winners of Roberto Clemente Award

Retiring Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins were honored Friday as co-winners of this year's Roberto Clemente Award, given to the player who combines outstanding play on the field with devoted work in the community.

Stastny placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.