Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets in OT

Raleigh, NC ( – Elias Lindholm scored the winning goal with
38 seconds left in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over
the Columbus Blue Jackets to wrap up a home-and-home set.

In overtime and on the power play, Lindholm skated down the right wing on a 2-
on-1 and opted to shoot, beating Curtis McElhinney low for the win.

Victor Rask and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, who have won four
straight after opening the season 0-6-2. Cam Ward stopped 29 shots in the win.

Scott Hartnell had both goals for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped seven
straight. McElhinney made 32 saves in the loss.

After a scoreless first period which saw a Carolina goal waived off, the
Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead 2:43 into the second as Skinner stole the puck down
low and quickly backhanded it in.

The Blue Jackets tied the contest at the 11:15 mark of the second as Boone
Jenner sent a short pass from the low left side to the front where Hartnell
one-timed it in.

It was Jenner and Hartnell again at 18:44 to give Columbus the lead, as Jenner
powered down the right wing and tried to get to the front of the net. He lost
control of the puck, but Hartnell was in front to snap it in.

Carolina tied the game at 11:51 of the third as Rask came out of the right
corner and went to the top of the circle before snapping in a wrister for his
second of the season.

Game Notes

Carolina plays in Washington on Saturday … Columbus hosts Tampa Bay on
Saturday … Carolina was 1-for-7 on the power play, while Columbus finished
the game 0-for-4.