Jan 27, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Eric Staal (12) watches his 3rd period goal go past the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

CBJ @ CAR: Post-Game Edition


Columbus Blue Jackets @ Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, January 27th, 2014, 7:00PM

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Blue Jackets 2 0 0 2
Hurricanes 0 0 3 3

Well, wasn’t that microcosmic. The Jackets get a quick lead, stay consistent for most of the game, and fall in the 3rd period. Now, it’s no time to panic, but this one is a pretty rough loss. I guess the conditions were right for the Canes tonight, 3rd period comebacks typically fit in the right scenarios.

For example, the goal scorers for Carolina were the two Staal brothers. The fan favorites scored 3 goals in the 3rd in 2:39 on Sergei Bobrovsky, who, for the most part, had a solid game tonight. Sometimes the bounces just don’t go your way. Yes, stronger defense could have helped, particularly on the Jordan Staal goal, but it’s just the way it goes sometimes.

Jan 27, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky (17) carries the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

For instance, the E. Staal goal came from a failed Alex Semin attempt to cut through the defense. The puck bounced off of Ryan Johansen and landed on Staal’s stick, who took it right to the house and went 5-hole on Bob. A lucky bounce opened the door for the Canes, and that was all it took. But, knowing the Jackets, they will bounce back, and this rollercoaster season will continue. We just have to hope it ends on the top of the hill.

MY Three Stars: 

1: Eric Staal- 2g, 3 shots, 19:25 TOI

2: Jordan Staal- 1g, 2 shots, 3 hits

3: R.J. Umberger- 1g, 4 shots

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