Hurricanes defeat Blue Jackets, win fourth in row to start season


COLUMBUS — The Carolina Hurricanes won their fourth straight game to start the season, 5-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

Vincent Trocheck scored his first two goals, Jordan Staal scored and had an assist, and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves for the Hurricanes.

Boone Jenner scored, and Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves for the Blue Jackets (3-2-0).

Jesper Fast gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 7:11 of the first period. Trocheck extended it to 2-0 at 13:35, seven seconds into a double-minor for high sticking by Vladimir Gavrikov.

Jenner made it 2-1 at 7:19 of the second period, scoring 11 seconds into a two-man advantage for his fourth goal, third on the power play. He has scored in three straight games.

Carolina took a 3-1 lead at 15:57 on a Staal power-play goal. He scored his first of the season on a rebound of a Brett Pesce shot.

Sebastian Aho made it 4-1 at 7:05 of the third period with a power-play goal. He has six points (three goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak.

Trocheck scored on a backhand at 16:13 to make it 5-1.

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