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4/2/16 Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes

game recap

Saad's hat trick leads Blue Jackets past Hurricanes

Forward helps Columbus eliminate Carolina from playoff contention

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Saad's first career hat trick

CBJ@CAR: Saad notches a pretty natural hat trick

4/2/16: Brandon Saad scores three goals in a row to earn his first natural hat trick, beginning the scoring with a beautiful breakaway goal

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- There have been few positives for the Columbus Blue Jackets recently, as they have struggled to find a winning rhythm in the final weeks of the season. 

Saturday night gave them a reason to feel good. 

Brandon Saad scored his first NHL hat trick and the Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

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Situation Room

Video Review: CBJ @ CAR - 19:59 of the Second Period

Puck crossed goal line before time expired - Good goal Columbus

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Situation Room: CBJ vs. CAR

Situation Room: Jenner's goal stands at buzzer

4/2/16: After official review, the call on the ice stands after it is detemined that the puck crosses the goal line before time expires

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At 19:59 of the second period in the Blue Jackets/Hurricanes game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck crossed the Carolina goal line before time expired. Good goal Columbus.

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game preview

Hurricanes' Woods, Sutter recalled vs. Blue Jackets

Forwards rejoin former AHL linemate Patrick Brown on Carolina fourth line

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

BLUE JACKETS (30-39-8) at HURRICANES (34-28-16)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-CR, NHL.TV

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes recalled forward Brendan Woods and Brodie Sutter from Charlotte of the American Hockey League for their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

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