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QuickCap Game #2: Jackets Fall to Canes, 3-1, For First Loss

The Columbus Blue Jackets collected their first loss of the year in a 3-1 defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes.

First Period

Carolina scored the game’s first goal off a neutral zone turnover when Andrei Svechnikov poked the puck off the stick of Artemi Panarin, feeding it to Jordan Martinook for a glove-side upper-90 goal on the first shot of the game.

Columbus answered later in the period on a Brandon Dubisnky putback through the five hole of old friend Curtis McElhinney off an errant shot from David Savard.

Second Period

Carolina netted the only goal of the frame off a face off when the Jackets were unable to clear the puck around the boards and Sebastian Aho found himself in the slot and put it home.

The Jackets put a ton of pressure on McElhinney in the period, outshooting the Canes 11-8, but Mac stood on his head and allowed nothing past him.

Third Period

The Canes took a 3-1 lead with 14:30 to play after Aho found Michael Ferland all alone in the slot.

The rest of the third period was…uneventful really. The Jackets continued to show pressure a times but not much.

Really, the final 20 was forgettable hockey.

Canes outshoot the Jackets, 35-32, CBJ wins 54% of faceoffs and go 0-for-3 on the power play.