Blue Jackets Give Up Three Power-Play Goals, Fall To Hurricanes

By Jacob Nitzberg on October 23, 2021 at 9:33 pm
Oct 23, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sean Kuraly (7) and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Sebastian Aho (20) battle for the puck during the first period at Nationwide Arena.
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Fresh off of an exhilarating win over the New York Islanders, the Blue Jackets were looking to begin a win streak tonight at Nationwide Arena.

Unfortunately, the Carolina Hurricanes had other plans. Three power-play goals were the difference, as the Hurricanes took down the Blue Jackets on Saturday night, 5-1.

The Hurricanes got the scoring started in the first period. Jake Bean had a pass stolen in the Blue Jackets' defensive zone, and Carolina took advantage. Jesper Fast scored his third goal of the season to give the visitors a one-goal advantage. Then, Vincent Trocheck tipped home an Andrei Svechnikov shot to double their advantage.

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In the second period, the Blue Jackets got one back. After Brett Pesce took a penalty while the Hurricanes were already on the kill, Boone Jenner scored a 5-on-3 goal to make it 2-1. It was Jenner's third-straight game with a power-play goal.

Before the middle frame ended, Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal restored their two-goal lead by jamming one past Blue Jackets netminder Joonas Korpisalo.

Early in the third period, the Hurricanes ended any hopes of a comeback bid by the Blue Jackets. Sebastian Aho scored their third power-play goal of the game to make it 4-1. Before the game ended, Trocheck notched his second of the night to give the Hurricanes a four-goal advantage.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will host the Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena on Monday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m. EST.

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