Martin Necas scored in his a centesimal NHL recreation, Alex Nedeljkovic earned his second profession shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 to snap a three-game dropping streak
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Martin Necas scored in his a centesimal NHL recreation, Alex Nedeljkovic earned his second profession shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Monday evening to snap a three-game dropping streak.
Brady Skjei added his first purpose of the season and Jesper Quick additionally scored to assist the Hurricanes enhance to 1-0-2 in a four-game sequence between the groups.
“I felt actually good about our video games,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour mentioned. “I believed for 2 durations, particularly, we simply sort of managed the sport that we needed to win.”
Nedeljkovic, an Ohio native, stopped 19 photographs for his second shutout this season and beat Columbus for the third time. Carolina misplaced twice to the Blue Jackets in time beyond regulation at house final weekend.
“The primary two video games I feel we performed fairly good hockey, however tonight we performed a whole 60-minute hockey recreation,” Quick mentioned. “We had been on the precise aspect. We had been working exhausting and doing the precise factor, so a very good recreation.”
The Hurricanes, who received eight in a row earlier than their current three-game slide, have earned at the very least one level in 11 of their final 12 video games.
Skjei bought the Hurricanes on the board at 9:13 of the primary interval, burying the rebound of Sebastian Aho’s shot from the blue line.
Quick made it 2-0 at 6:39 of the second with a stick-side tip-in off Brett Pesce’s shot. Necas scored at 8:02 of the interval.
“They checked tonight and we couldn’t get via it,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella mentioned. “It’s a giant a part of what they do, and tonight we had bother getting via it.”
Joonas Korpisalo made 25 saves however misplaced for the fourth time in his final 5 begins.
Dougie Hamilton assisted on Necas’ purpose to increase his level streak to 12 video games, the longest by a defenseman in franchise historical past, topping the report he shared beforehand with Mark Howe. Hamilton’s level streak is the longest by a defenseman this season. He leads the Hurricanes in assists with 22.
All of Necas’ 100 video games have include the Hurricanes. The Czech native was Carolina’s first decide within the 2017 NHL draft, twelfth general.
ON THE MOVE
Blue Jackets middle Alexandre Texier went straight from the COVID-19 protocol checklist to the membership’s taxi squad, whereas the staff recalled left wing Mikhail Grigorenko. Texier, a local of France, had 4 targets and 5 assists in 30 video games this season. His final purpose got here on Jan. 26, a drought of twenty-two video games, and he final performed March 13. Grigorenko has two targets and 5 assists, however has not performed since Feb. 23.
The groups wrap up their four-game sequence Thursday.
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