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game recap

Blue Jackets rally to edge Hurricanes

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 12:58 AM
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

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:51
CAR
PPG - Alexander Semin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michal Jordan (1)
1 - 0 CAR
07:22
CBJ
Boone Jenner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (1), Marian Gaborik (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:37
CBJ
Marian Gaborik (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Nikitin (1), Brandon Dubinsky (1)
2 - 1 CBJ
2nd Period
02:55
CAR
Jeremy Welsh (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Terry (1), Michal Jordan (2)
2 - 2 Tie
04:05
CAR
Alexander Semin (2) Slapshot - ASST: Drayson Bowman (1), Jay Harrison (1)
3 - 2 CAR
07:23
CAR
Eric Staal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Harrison (2), Kevin Westgarth (1)
4 - 2 CAR
13:39
CBJ
PPG - Ryan Johansen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Boone Jenner (1), Nick Foligno (1)
4 - 3 CAR
3rd Period
01:33
CBJ
Marian Gaborik (2) Snap shot - ASST: Tim Erixon (2), Brandon Dubinsky (2)
4 - 4 Tie
06:26
CBJ
Sean Collins (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (3), Nick Foligno (2)
5 - 4 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
05:17
CBJ
Nikita Nikitin  Holding  - 2 min against  Chris Terry
14:33
CAR
Eric Staal  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nikita Nikitin
2nd Period
08:05
CBJ
Brandon Dubinsky  Hooking  - 2 min against  Eric Staal
08:53
CAR
Chris Terry  Interference  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
11:00
CAR
Zac Dalpe  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
11:16
CBJ
Ryan Johansen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
13:07
CAR
Mike Komisarek  Holding  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
19:27
CAR
Alexander Semin  Delay of game  - 2 min
3rd Period
06:53
CAR
Kevin Westgarth  Hooking  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
09:53
CAR
Elias Lindholm  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
15:58
CBJ
Marian Gaborik  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jeff Skinner
goalie stats
Mike McKenna
SA: 12TOI: 31:55
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 22TOI: 28:05
GA: 4SV%: .818
Cam Ward
SA: 31TOI: 59:04
GA: 5SV%: .839