Don't look now but the Carolina Hurricanes are out of last place. The Canes won their first road game of the season and third game in a row as they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2 on Tuesday night. Both teams have eight points now, but Carolina has a game in hand on the Jackets. These teams will do this all over on Friday night in Raleigh. The young kids got the job done again for Carolina as Zach Boychuk, Riley Nash, and Justin Faulk lit the lamp. Eric Staal got the empty-netter at the end of the game to put the game away. The Canes jumped out quickly and outshot Columbus, 18-9 while taking a 2-1 lead in the opening period. Boychuk got his goal when he controlled a rebound off a Tim Gleason shot and backhanded the puck past Curtis McElhinney to make it 1-0. Just a minute and change later, Nash snapped a shot past the goalie and it seemed like Carolina was in control, but Nick Foligno put in a rebound during a powerplay with just 1:01 left in the first period to keep things close.
Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-2 to win third straight
Canes Country | Nov 5