Jackets 3, Hurricanes 0
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[January 11, 2014]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blue Jackets 3, Hurricanes 0:
Bobrovsky turned aside 36 shots for his sixth career shutout and Cam
Atkinson collected a power-play goal and an assist as host Columbus
continued its dominance of Carolina.
Rookie Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 70 seconds apart
in the first period as the Blue Jackets posted their third win in
four games overall and sixth straight versus the Hurricanes.
The shutout brought an end to Jeff Skinner's career-best six-game
point streak as well as Carolina's run of five straight wins.
Playing in his second contest since returning from a groin injury,
Bobrovsky highlighted his second shutout of the season by stopping
16 shots in the second period. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner
also denied rookie Elias Lindholm with his right pad at the post
midway through the third to keep the Hurricanes at bay.
Columbus drew first blood exactly 15 minutes into the first period
as Jenner took advantage of a turnover and beat Anton Khudobin (21
saves) from in close for his sixth goal. The Blue Jackets doubled
the advantage in short order as Atkinson gained the offensive zone
before patiently waiting for Dubinsky, who breezed up the left wing
and wristed a shot over the shoulder of Khudobin.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: With the Blue Jackets on a four-minute power
play, Atkinson's wrist shot from the left faceoff circle beat
Khudobin for his second goal in as many games 5:54 into the
third period. ... Skinner collected seven goals and five assists
during his point streak. ... Columbus LW Matt Calvert returned
to action after a seven-game absence due to an upper-body
injury, but the Blue Jackets announced LW Blake Comeau will miss
four to six weeks with a sprained knee. ... Blue Jackets C Derek
MacKenzie served the final contest of his three-game suspension.
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