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Blue Jackets get 2 late goals in the 3rd period to slip past Hurricanes 4-3

Monday, 12.23.2013 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blue Jackets get 2 late goals in the 3rd period to slip past Hurricanes 4-3

RALEIGH, N.C. - Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille scored 1:28 apart late in the third period to rally the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

Jeff Skinner scored two goals and Alexander Semin gave Carolina the lead midway through the third period before Columbus came back to win.

Columbus also got goals from Artem Anisimov and Corey Tropp as the Blue Jackets beat Carolina for the sixth straight time.

Mike McKenna, playing his fourth game with the Blue Jackets, finished with 30 saves and earned his first win of the season.

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