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2
NYI
1
FINAL
DAL
2
PHI
1
FINAL SO
CBJ
4
CAR
3
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1
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0
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3
OTT
1
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4
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5
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2
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6
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5
COL
2

Johansen helps Blue Jackets rally past Hurricanes

Kurt Dusterberg  - NHL.com Correspondent | Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 12:21 AM

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."

Columbus (28-34-4) played without leading scorer Nick Foligno, who was a late scratch with flu symptoms. Luke Adam took Foligno's spot in the lineup.

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.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:36CAR Justin Faulk (13) ASST: Nathan Gerbe (17), Jordan Staal (13) 1 - 0 CAR
12:47CAR PPG - Victor Rask (9) ASST: Justin Faulk (30), Elias Lindholm (19) 2 - 0 CAR
18:05CBJ PPG - Rene Bourque (3) ASST: Cam Atkinson (13), Brandon Dubinsky (16) 2 - 1 CAR
19:50CAR PPG - Eric Staal (19) ASST: Ryan Murphy (8), Justin Faulk (31) 3 - 1 CAR
2nd Period
02:21CBJ PPG - Scott Hartnell (17) ASST: Artem Anisimov (11), Kevin Connauton (10) 3 - 2 CAR
3rd Period
06:10CBJ PPG - Scott Hartnell (18) ASST: Artem Anisimov (12), Ryan Johansen (35) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1CBJMark Letestu - Missed
2CARElias Lindholm - Missed
3CBJArtem Anisimov - Save
4CARVictor Rask - Save
5CBJRyan Johansen - Goal
6CARJeff Skinner - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDColumbus Blue JacketsCarolina Hurricanes
1Mark LetestuElias Lindholm
2Artem AnisimovVictor Rask
3Ryan JohansenJeff Skinner
Three Stars of the Game
Justin Faulk
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 23:50
Scott Hartnell
2nd
G: 2Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:26
Victor Rask
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:48
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:33CAR Brad Malone  Holding against  Jack Johnson
12:40CBJ Fedor Tyutin  Cross checking against  Eric Staal
14:40CAR Nathan Gerbe  Hooking against  Cam Atkinson
16:24CAR Ron Hainsey  Tripping against  Brandon Dubinsky
18:41CBJ Marko Dano  Slashing against  Jeff Skinner
2nd Period
00:27CAR Riley Nash  Hooking against  Alexander Wennberg
04:58CBJ Cody Goloubef  Hooking against  Jeff Skinner
08:13CBJ Rene Bourque  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
05:08CAR Justin Faulk  Cross checking against  Scott Hartnell
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodCBJCAR
1st1313
2nd67
3rd911
OT41
Total3232
Team Stats
CategoryCBJCAR
Power Plays3/52/4
Hits5133
Faceoff Wins3238
Giveaways1013
Takeaways58
Blocked Shots1615
Penalty Minutes810
  • COLUMBUS
  • CAROLINA
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39P. DwyerR0001014:58
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#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30C. Ward2932.90665:00