Canes lose in shootout in Columbus

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The Carolina Hurricanes went to a shootout for the second straight game, but this time the Columbus Blue Jackets handed the Canes a 3-2 loss.

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling made 36 saves on 38 shots, but lost to the 23-year-old phenom Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 after a shootout. The Hurricanes (10-8-5) lost their third game in four outings.

The Canes battled back to tie Columbus two times in regulation, and the two Metro teams played a scoreless overtime period. The Blue Jackets dominated the shootout. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored on Darling. Sebastian Aho hit a post, and Teuvo Teravainen missed the net entirely.

The Blue Jackets opened the scoring just 1:10 into the first period. Pierre-Luc Dubois beat the defense to Darling’s right, got to the crease, and flipped it to Josh Anderson, who deflected the puck past Darling’s right pad for his ninth goal of the season.

Noah Hanifin scored the equalizer a little over six minutes later when Derek Ryan found Hanafin on the two-on-one break and the defenseman put it past a sliding Korpisalo.

Columbus took back a 2-1 lead in the second period. Zach Werenski went top shelf from the right circle with a wrist shot off a pass from Alexander Wennberg.

Brock McGinn sent things to overtime with a slap shot from the high slot off a pass from Jordan Staal that got through Korpisalo.


What’s Next

The Carolina Hurricanes are back in action on Friday against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. This will be their second matchup this season. The first one did not go well for the Canes. The Rangers beat them 6-1 in PNC Arena. Darling gave up all six goals. Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast each scored two goals.

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Columbus and Carolina next meet on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Raleigh to wrap up their four-game season series.