Hurricanes score six unanswered, rally past Blue Jackets


RALEIGH, N.C. — Brock McGinn and Teuvo Teravainen each scored four points, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied with six unanswered goals for a 7-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena on Monday.

Jordan Staal scored twice, and Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (10-3-0), who have won three in a row. James Reimer made 37 saves, and Jake Bean had two assists, his first two NHL points in his sixth game.

McGinn had two goals and two assists, and Teravainen had a goal and three assists.

Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets (7-6-4). Joonas Korpisalo allowed five goals on 25 shots and was pulled after the second period. Elvis Merzlikins made seven saves in relief.

The Hurricanes scored 27 seconds apart early in the second period to take the lead. McGinn tapped in Teravainen’s pass through the Columbus crease to tie it 3-3 at 1:29, then Teravainen gathered a loose puck in the slot and made it 4-3 at 1:56.

Teravainen kicked a pass from his skate to his stick before passing to Nino Niederreiter in the slot for a power-play goal and a 5-3 lead with 47 seconds left in the period.

McGinn tipped Bean’s shot in the slot to extend the lead to 6-3 at 11:35 of the third period.

Staal made it 7-3 with a power-play goal at 11:54.

Cam Atkinson gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead 26 seconds into the first period. After Patrik Laine‘s shot was blocked by Dougie Hamilton, Atkinson followed his own rebound at the top of the crease. 

Jenner made it 2-0 at 5:55.

Aho cut it to 2-1 with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle at 13:14.

Kevin Stenlund‘s power-play goal gave Columbus a 3-1 lead at 15:53. He batted the puck out of the air from the left circle on a long rebound.

Staal took a feed from Warren Foegele and put in his own rebound to cut it to 3-2 with 28 seconds left in the period. 

Carolina forward Cedric Paquette, acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, led the Hurricanes with five hits and was minus-1 in 11:33.

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