Vincent Trocheck had two objectives and an help to guide Carolina to a 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday evening, the Hurricanes’ fourth straight win to open the season.
Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho added power-play objectives, and Jesper Quick additionally scored for Carolina. Frederik Andersen stopped 27 pictures in his fourth straight win.
“He’s been phenomenal,” Trocheck stated of Andersen. “He’s stored us in all these video games that we’ve had loads of flurries within the defensive zone. We’re not often the group that will get up so many (probabilities) however when now we have these previous few video games he’s been there to step up and preserve us within the recreation, and that’s been an enormous a part of the explanation why we’re successful video games.”
Columbus captain Boone Jenner scored, and Joonas Korpisalo completed with 28 saves.
Quick put Carolina on the board at 7:11 of the primary interval, scoring off a behind-the-net cross from Staal after a Columbus turnover.
Carolina made it 2-0 at 13:35 of the primary when a left-circle wrister from Andrei Svechnikov ricocheted off Trocheck’s again and previous Korpisalo, simply six seconds right into a Columbus double-minor penalty for top sticking.
“I believed the particular groups had been large, clearly,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour stated. “We killed loads of penalties after which obtained some highly effective objectives, which is big. I didn’t love our general like 5-on-5 play — we simply had too many turnovers. It led to some actually good probabilities for them. But it surely was a very good effort and we did some actually good issues.”
Korpisalo misplaced his second straight recreation, and the Blue Jackets absorbed their first defeat at dwelling in 4 video games this season.
“That was a very good hockey group we performed tonight, Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen stated. “They make you make performs.
“You need to be in your recreation in opposition to them. You possibly can’t give them something free. … There will not be loads of holes in that group.”
Jenner took benefit of a 5-on-3 shift, the results of a pair of Carolina penalties within the second interval, forcing the puck previous Andersen from in entrance of the crease at 7:19 of the second to make it 2-1.
The purpose was Jenner’s group main fourth in 5 video games and stored alive his three-game level streak. Jakub Voracek’s help was his a centesimal as a member of the Blue Jackets and his third in as many video games.
However Carolina was not performed, pulling forward 3-1 on a power-play purpose by Staal, dribbling his first rating of the season previous Korpisalo at 15:57 of the second with simply eight seconds left on a Voracek hooking penalty. Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s help was his first for the Hurricanes, after three years with Montreal.
“You get that many penalties you might be taking pictures your self within the foot,” Larsen stated. “You have to play them 5 on 5.”
Aho made it 4-1 at 7:05 of the third, with 22 seconds left in Columbus’ fourth penalty of the sport. Trocheck’s second purpose got here at 16:13 off a give-and-go from Svechnikov.
With Saturday’s win, Carolina notched the second 4-0 begin within the membership’s historical past, tied for its second-longest streak.
The Hurricanes had been reunited with Jake Bean, who performed 44 video games with the Carolina earlier than becoming a member of the Blue Jackets this season. Bean has one purpose in 5 appearances with Columbus.
MAKING A POINT
Columbus’ Patrik Laine (2-4-6) has some extent in each recreation the Blue Jackets have performed this yr.
Carolina: Hosts Toronto on Monday.
Columbus: Hosts Dallas Monday.