FINAL
CBJ
5
CAR
4
FINAL SO
STL
3
TBL
4
FINAL SO
FLA
2
DAL
3
FINAL
ANA
2
COL
1
FINAL
EDM
4
VAN
1
CBJ
CAR

31 SOG
34 SOG

Blue Jackets rally to edge Hurricanes

Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Brandon Dubinsky had three assists to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 at PNC Arena on Wednesday night.

Alexander Semin had two goals for the Hurricanes, but goaltender Cam Ward was beaten five times on 31 shots. Jeremy Welsh and Eric Staal also scored for Carolina. Jay Harrison and Michal Jordan each had two assists.

"It was a start. There are still some things to be ironed out, and the best way to do that is through playing games," Harrison said. "Tomorrow, we'll come back, revisit it and continue to build."

Rookie center Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist and defenseman Tim Erixon had two assists for Columbus. Curtis McElhinney stopped 18 of 22 shots before being replaced midway through the game by Mike McKenna, who stopped all 12 shots he faced.

Carolina built a 4-2 lead before Columbus responded with three unanswered goals. Ryan Johansen cut the deficit in half via the power play at 13:39 of the second before Gaborik tied it 93 seconds into the third. Sean Collins scored what proved to be the game-winner with 13:34 left in regulation.

"We started to unravel a little bit, but I liked how we got ourselves under control and found our composure," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said.

1st2nd3rdT
CBJ
CAR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:51CAR PPG - Alexander Semin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michal Jordan (1) 1 - 0 CAR
07:22CBJ Boone Jenner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (1), Marian Gaborik (1) 1 - 1 Tie
18:37CBJ Marian Gaborik (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Nikitin (1), Brandon Dubinsky (1) 2 - 1 CBJ
2nd Period
02:55CAR Jeremy Welsh (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Terry (1), Michal Jordan (2) 2 - 2 Tie
04:05CAR Alexander Semin (2) Slapshot - ASST: Drayson Bowman (1), Jay Harrison (1) 3 - 2 CAR
07:23CAR Eric Staal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Harrison (2), Kevin Westgarth (1) 4 - 2 CAR
13:39CBJ PPG - Ryan Johansen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Boone Jenner (1), Nick Foligno (1) 4 - 3 CAR
3rd Period
01:33CBJ Marian Gaborik (2) Snap shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (2), Brandon Dubinsky (2) 4 - 4 Tie
06:26CBJ Sean Collins (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (3), Nick Foligno (2) 5 - 4 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Marian Gaborik
1st
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 21:10
Alexander Semin
2nd
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 19:25
Brandon Dubinsky
3rd
G: 0Shots: 10
A: 3Hits: 4
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 22:48
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:17CBJ Nikita Nikitin  Holding  - 2 min against  Chris Terry
14:33CAR Eric Staal  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nikita Nikitin
2nd Period
08:05CBJ Brandon Dubinsky  Hooking  - 2 min against  Eric Staal
08:53CAR Chris Terry  Interference  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
11:00CAR Zac Dalpe  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
11:16CBJ Ryan Johansen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
13:07CAR Mike Komisarek  Holding  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
19:27CAR Alexander Semin  Delay of game  - 2 min
3rd Period
06:53CAR Kevin Westgarth  Hooking  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
09:53CAR Elias Lindholm  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
15:58CBJ Marian Gaborik  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jeff Skinner
shots by period
PeriodCBJCAR
1st715
2nd811
3rd168
Total3134
Team Stats
CategoryCBJCAR
Power Plays1/71/4
Hits2622
Faceoff Wins3028
Giveaways16
Takeaways69
Blocked Shots249
Penalty Minutes814
  • COLUMBUS
  • CAROLINA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5J. SkilleR00-11012:35
6N. NikitinD0110220:51
7J. JohnsonD00-11028:02
10M. GaborikR2134221:10
12R. CraigC0000010:02
17B. DubinskyC03310222:48
19R. JohansenC1003218:07
20T. ErixonD0221016:12
24D. MacKenzieC00-11014:53
34A. JoudreyC00-12014:14
38B. JennerC1122019:08
43S. CollinsC10-11010:39
51F. TyutinD00-11025:11
52K. RychelL000005:33
58D. SavardD0002022:22
62T. LarkinD001007:22
71N. FolignoL0201016:16
84A. AleardiC00-1107:01
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30M. McKenna12121.00031:55
31C. McElhinney1822.81828:05
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5M. KomisarekD00-23216:46
6T. GleasonD00-12018:23
7R. MurphyD0012022:51
8K. WestgarthR010028:28
12E. StaalC1013219:29
14N. GerbeL0003014:53
16E. LindholmC00-11216:04
21D. BowmanL0111017:00
22Z. DalpeC0001011:25
23J. WelshC1003013:01
28A. SeminR20-12219:25
42B. SutterL00-12011:42
44J. HarrisonD0203021:47
47M. JordanD0201019:18
53J. SkinnerL00-13017:12
58C. TerryL0101214:23
72N. BlanchardL00-1208:48
73B. BellemoreD0001017:33
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30C. Ward2631.83959:04
35J. Peters00.0000:00