RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Columbus Blue Jackets were their own worst enemy in the first period, so much so that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky threw his stick to the ice when the Carolina Hurricanes scored their third goal of the period.
But the Blue Jackets used that moment to find their focus, scoring three power-play goals in regulation before Ryan Johansen scored the only goal of the shootout for a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday.
After Eric Staal gave the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead with a power-play goal in the final seconds of the first period, Bobrovsky's frustration was clear, glaring at teammate Daulton Prout and leaving his stick on the ice. The goaltender's view was obstructed on all three Carolina goals.
"You understand his frustration somewhat, but you don't want to see that reaction out on the ice," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "Too much traffic in front of the net. He wasn't seeing anything. It was our own guys at times screening our own goaltender."
The Hurricanes (25-32-8) have lost three of their past four games (1-2-1).
Carolina scored 36 seconds into the game on its first shot. With an open lane through the right faceoff circle, Justin Faulk skated in and sent a wrist shot past Bobrovsky, who finished with 29 saves.
The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead with another quick goal, seven seconds into a power play at 12:47 of the first period. With Fedor Tyutin off for cross checking, the Hurricanes won the ensuing faceoff, and Faulk set up Victor Rask for his first goal in 11 games, a high one-timer.
Rene Bourque, playing his second game with Columbus, cut the lead to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 18:05 of the first. He screened Cam Ward and redirected Cam Atkinson's shot over the goaltender's glove.
"That first goal (by Faulk) was actually my fault so it was nice to battle back and try to get the boys going," Bourque said.
With 10 seconds remaining in the period, Carolina took a 3-1 lead with another power-play goal. Ryan Murphy's slap shot through traffic was tipped by Staal and past Bobrovsky.
"Obviously we were trying to push guys out of the way so he can have vision of the puck, but we weren't doing a good enough job of that," Johansen said. "He can't save what he can't see, so we had to be better there."
Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell helped tie the game 3-3 with a power-play goal in the second period and another in the third. First, he located the rebound of Kevin Connauton's shot under Ward and pushed it in at 2:21 of the second.
Hartnell tied the game at 6:10 of the third, scoring on the rebound after Artem Anisimov battled for the puck in front of the net.
"Our power play has been struggling the last dozen games," said Hartnell, who has 18 goals, seven with the man advantage. "We talked about keeping it simple, getting bodies in front and crashing the net. They weren't the pretty tic-tac-toe goals but they all count."
The Hurricanes had the best chance in overtime when Staal came in on a short breakaway, but his wrist shot sailed wide of the far post.
In the shootout, Johansen led off the third round with a slow approach against Cam Ward before making a quick, wide move to the forehand to tuck the puck in.
"I just try and be patient to see a couple options maybe, then hopefully it goes in," said Johansen, who is 8-for-22 in shootouts. "I like coming down slow. It works for me."
Bobrovsky then made a right-pad save on Jeff Skinner to seal the win.
With three goals in the first period, the Hurricanes picked up where they left off Sunday in a 7-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers. Carolina coach Bill Peters attributed the scoring drought in the second and third periods to a lack of effort.
"I thought we stopped working to be honest with you," Peters said. "I didn't think we competed as hard and didn't execute very well with the puck. We maybe thought it was going to be easy and continue to get two or three a period without putting work in, but it doesn't work that way."
Faulk had three points, all in the first period, for Carolina. Ward made 29 saves.