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Gerbe's late goal gives Hurricanes win over Jackets

Friday, 09.27.2013 / 1:11 AM
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Gerbe's late goal gives Hurricanes win over Jackets
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Three Stars of the Game
Nathan Gerbe
1st
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 18:13
Cam Ward
2nd
SA: 26TOI: 59:56
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .962
Brandon Dubinsky
3rd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:01

Nathan Gerbe scored his second goal of the game with 38 seconds left in regulation to give the Hurricanes a victory at Nationwide Arena.

Gerbe deked from forehand to backhand to easily beat Sergei Bobrovsky for the game-winner. He had tied the game at 18:04 of the second period when he came out of the corner and squeezed a shot past last season's Vezina Trophy winner.

Nikita Nikitin scored the lone goal for Columbus, one-timing a feed by Jack Skille behind Cam Ward 13:20 into the game.

Ward finished with 25 saves. Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots.

"There wasn't a lot of intensity out there, for either side," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after his team's preseason finale. "I think it was players knowing it was the last exhibition game, and wanting to get through it."

Carolina ends its preseason Friday night at home against the Buffalo Sabres. The Blue Jackets are idle until they open the season at home against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 4.

scoring summary
1st Period
13:20
CBJ
Nikita Nikitin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jack Skille (1), Sean Collins (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
18:04
CAR
Nathan Gerbe (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
19:22
CAR
Nathan Gerbe (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Patrick Dwyer (1), Jordan Staal (1)
2 - 1 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
06:43
CAR
Andrej Sekera  Hooking  - 2 min against  Brandon Dubinsky
2nd Period
02:24
CBJ
Nikita Nikitin  Tripping  - 2 min against  Drayson Bowman
06:41
CBJ
R.J. Umberger  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nathan Gerbe
06:41
CAR
Nathan Gerbe  Diving  - 2 min against  R.J. Umberger
13:15
CAR
Jiri Tlusty  Hooking  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
3rd Period
10:45
CAR
Eric Staal  Slashing  - 2 min against  Dalton Prout
13:01
CBJ
James Wisniewski  Interference  - 2 min against  Brett Sutter
goalie stats
Cam Ward
SA: 26TOI: 59:56
GA: 1SV%: .962
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 23TOI: 59:32
GA: 2SV%: .913