Carolina at Columbus

    Carolina still winless in preseason as Columbus wins 4-2


    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rick Nash scored twice to help the Columbus Blue Jackets keep the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes winless in the preseason with a 4-2 win Sunday night.

    Dan Fritsche and Geoff Platt also scored for Columbus (3-3), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Pascal Leclaire stopped 27 shots.

    Justin Williams and Rod Brind'Amour scored for Carolina (0-3). John Grahame made 25 saves.

    Williams' shot from the right circle skimmed off Leclaire's glove on the power play to open the scoring at 5:09 of the second period.

    Fritsche beat Grahame with a shot from the low slot at 2:27 of the third period to tie the game. Nash scored hits first goal just 1:37 later to make it 2-1.

    Brind'Amour tied it at 9:03 of third period, jamming home a rebound for another Hurricanes power-play goal.

    Columbus responded 54 seconds later when Platt slid home a centering pass from Alexandre Picard.

    Nash capped the scoring with an empty net goal.

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    Scoring Summary
    no goals scored
    5:11Power Play - Justin Williams - Assists: Ryan Bayda and Rod Brind'Amour
    2:27Dan Fritsche - Assists: Alexandre Picard and Geoff Platt
    4:14Rick Nash
    9:03Power Play - Rod Brind'Amour - Assists: Ryan Bayda and Anton Babchuk
    9:57Geoff Platt - Assists: Alexandre Picard and Anders Eriksson
    19:43Rick Nash - Assists: Anson Carter and Ron Hainsey
    Penalty Summary
    12:18Rod Brind'Amour: holding - minor
    13:02Kris Russell: hooking - minor
    18:50Jason Woolley: hooking - minor
    3:42Rostislav Klesla: hooking - minor
    5:38Mike Commodore: holding - minor
    9:49Mike Commodore: hooking - minor
    10:27Anson Carter: tripping - minor
    11:04Ray Whitney: slashing - minor
    11:29Alexander Svitov: tripping - minor
    13:12Aaron Johnson: tripping - minor
    14:52Geoff Platt: tripping - minor
    8:27Aaron Johnson: tripping - minor
    10:53Gilbert Brule: stick holding - minor
    11:51Andrew Ladd: charging - minor
    14:25Rostislav Klesla: cross-checking - minor
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    Columbus10712 29
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