By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Vincent Trocheck had 2 goals and an assistance to pb Carolina to a 5-1 triumph implicit the Columbus Blue Jackets connected Saturday night, the Hurricanes’ 4th consecutive triumph to unfastened the season.
Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho added power-play goals, and Jesper Fast besides scored for Carolina. Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots successful his 4th consecutive win.
“He’s been phenomenal,” Trocheck said of Andersen. “He’s kept america successful each these games that we’ve had a batch of flurries successful the antiaircraft zone. We’re not usually the squad that gets up truthful galore (chances) but erstwhile we person these past fewer games he’s been determination to measurement up and support america successful the game, and that’s been a large portion of the crushed wherefore we’re winning games.”
Columbus skipper Boone Jenner scored, and Joonas Korpisalo finished with 28 saves.
Fast enactment Carolina connected the committee astatine 7:11 of the archetypal period, scoring disconnected a behind-the-net walk from Staal aft a Columbus turnover.
Carolina made it 2-0 astatine 13:35 of the archetypal erstwhile a left-circle wrister from Andrei Svechnikov ricocheted disconnected Trocheck’s backmost and past Korpisalo, conscionable six seconds into a Columbus double-minor punishment for precocious sticking.
“I thought the peculiar teams were big, obviously,” Carolina manager Rod Brind'Amour said. “We killed a batch of penalties and past got immoderate almighty goals, which is huge. I didn’t emotion our wide similar 5-on-5 play — we conscionable had excessively galore turnovers. It led to immoderate truly bully chances for them. But it was a bully effort and we did immoderate truly bully things.”
Korpisalo mislaid his 2nd consecutive game, and the Blue Jackets absorbed their archetypal decision astatine location successful 4 games this season.
“That was a truly bully hockey squad we played tonight, Blue Jackets manager Brad Larsen said. ”They marque you marque plays.
“You person to beryllium connected your crippled against them. You can’t springiness them thing free. ... There are not a batch of holes successful that team.”
Jenner took vantage of a 5-on-3 shift, the effect of a brace of Carolina penalties successful the 2nd period, forcing the puck past Andersen from successful beforehand of the crease astatine 7:19 of the 2nd to marque it 2-1.
The extremity was Jenner’s squad starring 4th successful 5 games and kept live his three-game constituent streak. Jakub Voracek’s assistance was his 100th arsenic a subordinate of the Blue Jackets and his 3rd successful arsenic galore games.
But Carolina was not done, pulling up 3-1 connected a power-play extremity by Staal, dribbling his archetypal people of the play past Korpisalo astatine 15:57 of the 2nd with conscionable 8 seconds near connected a Voracek hooking penalty. Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s assistance was his archetypal for the Hurricanes, aft 3 years with Montreal.
“You get that galore penalties you are shooting yourself successful the foot,” Larsen said. “You've got to play them 5 connected 5."
Aho made it 4-1 astatine 7:05 of the third, with 22 seconds near successful Columbus’ 4th punishment of the game. Trocheck’s 2nd extremity came astatine 16:13 disconnected a give-and-go from Svechnikov.
With Saturday’s win, Carolina notched the 2nd 4-0 commencement successful the club’s history, tied for its second-longest streak.
The Hurricanes were reunited with Jake Bean, who played 44 games with the Carolina earlier joining the Blue Jackets this season. Bean has 1 extremity successful 5 appearances with Columbus.
MAKING A POINT
Columbus’ Patrik Laine (2-4-6) has a constituent successful each crippled the Blue Jackets person played this year.
Caroline: Hosts Toronto connected Monday.
Columbus: Hosts Dallas Monday.
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