QuickCap Game #2: Jackets Fall to Canes, 3-1, For First Loss
Not a lot went right.
The Columbus Blue Jackets collected their first loss of the year in a 3-1 defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes.
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.
The old give-and-goal #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/Pjjeyx57v3— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) October 5, 2018
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.
DUUUUUUUBI pic.twitter.com/LWknPrmRAS— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) October 5, 2018
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 goal is great. The celly is better. #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/bgeqp0Cu5N— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) October 6, 2018
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.
The Canes took a 3-1 lead with 14:30 to play after Aho found Michael Ferland all alone in the slot.
The pass. The finish. #TakeWarning pic.twitter.com/qphnv3iUPp— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) October 6, 2018
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.