COLUMBUS (WNCN) – Carolina shutout Columbus Monday night, 3-0, to end a three-game losing streak. The Hurricanes had lost twice to the Blue Jackets in that skid — once in overtime and once in a shootout.
Brady Skjei opened the scoring midway through the first period with his first goal as a Hurricane. Sebastian Aho’s wrist shot rebounded off of Joonas Korpisalo’s pad and right to Skjei in the right faceoff dot.
The ‘Canes scored twice more in 2 minutes and 19 seconds. Jesper Fast tipped home Brett Pesce’s blast from the point. Shortly after, Aho and Martin Necas passed back and forth on a rush before Necas rifled a one-timer past Korpisalo.
Alex Nedeljkovic made 19 stops for the shutout.
Carolina will play again in Columbus on Thursday before returning home to host Tampa Bay on Saturday.