Left Menu
Development News Edition

Hurricanes jump to early lead, beat Blue Jackets

Greg McKegg scored a goal and added an assist Friday night in his first game with the Carolina Hurricanes, a 4-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets in Raleigh, N.C.

McKegg, a 26-year-old center playing in his first game with the Hurricanes, was playing with his fifth NHL team.

Micheal Ferland, Dougie Hamilton, and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes. Aho's empty-net goal was the only scoring in the third period.

The Hurricanes have a three-game winning streak for only the second time since early October.

Carolina goalie Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots. McElhinney notched his first victory with Carolina during the opening week of the season at Columbus.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets, who failed to record a team point for only the second time in a 10-game span (7-2-1)

Carolina built a 3-0 lead before the Blue Jackets scored twice in a 25-second span late in the second period.

The Blue Jackets had four shots early in the third period, but ended up scoreless with only seven total shots in the final 20 minutes.

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 16 shots and didn't last until the game's midway mark. After Carolina's third goal, in which two of them came after Bobrovsky failed to grip shots with the glove, Joonas Korpisalo was summoned.

Korpisalo had 14 saves.

Ferland's goal, which opened the scoring, came just after a Carolina power-play expired. The streak without converting on power plays at home stretched to 18 consecutive chances, but the Hurricanes were rewarded right afterward.

It was Ferland's 12th goal of the season, but his first tally since Nov. 21 as he missed some time because of injuries.

Hamilton scored in his second game in a row for his fifth goal of the season, blasting a shot from the top of the left circle. Right winger Saku Maenalanen assisted on the goal for his first NHL point, coming in his third career game. McKegg also assisted on the play.

McKegg's goal gave Carolina a 3-0 edge less than seven minutes into the second period.

Then the Blue Jackets, who hadn't played since Monday, came to life with goals on consecutive shifts. Bjorkstrand has three goals in a five-game stretch, while Panarin has four goals in the last six games.

This was the start of a three-game road stretch for the Blue Jackets.

--Field Level Media

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



WEF 2020: Trump seems politically correct in pulling out from Paris Agreement

If the survey of the World Economic Forum WEF is believed, Trump seems to enjoy the confidence of his people in flaying climate intuitions and climate activists. His preference for economic development over environmental protection not only...

From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...

SDG13: How you can reduce global warming by changing your food habits

The mega narratives of various international organizations give the impression that fighting global warming is only a job of government agencies. However, the European Investment Bank EIB has designed a questionnaire which besides making th...


Latest News

Trump invites Netanyahu to US for peace plan talks

Jerusalem, Jan 24 AFP US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main election rival to Washington next week to discuss Donald Trumps long-awaited Middle East peace plan. The White Hou...

'Sopranos' actress Sciorra tells Weinstein trial: 'He raped me'

The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorras voice cracked as she told a court Thursday that being raped by Harvey Weinstein left her feeling like she was having a seizure and caused her to self-harm. In emotional testimony at Weinsteins trial, ...

FOREX-Dollar up vs euro as ECB holds rates steady, launches review

The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady and launched a broad review of its policy that was likely to see new President Christine Lagarde redefine the ECBs main goal and how to ...

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

The UNs highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, as the International Court of Justice stepped into the crisis for the first time. In a unanimous ruling, the ICJ re...

Give Feedback