National Hockey League
Carolina 7, Columbus 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, February 15, 2021
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Jake Brenk, Frederick L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Travis Toomey
Attendance: N/A

Brock McGinn scored two goals and Teuvo Teravainen had one goal and three assists as the Carolina Hurricanes recovered from a rough start to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3 on Monday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Jordan Staal also scored twice for Carolina.

The Hurricanes had their first lead less than two minutes into the second period when McGinn and Teravainen scored 29 seconds apart.

Sebastian Aho and Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Hurricanes, who trailed 3-1 less than 16 minutes into the game. Rookie defenseman Jake Bean posted two assists for his first NHL points in his sixth career game, and McGinn added two helpers.

This was a strong start to a five-game homestand for Carolina, which has won three straight overall.

Goalie James Reimer stopped 37 shots. Columbus went 0-for-3 on power plays.

Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo, who made 20 saves, has allowed 11 goals in two outings covering five periods against the Hurricanes this season. He was pulled prior to the third period, with Elvis Merzlikins taking over in net.

Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner and Kevin Stenlund all scored for Columbus in the game's opening 16 minutes.

That 3-1 edge for the Blue Jackets turned into a deficit by the time just two minutes of the second period elapsed when McGinn and Teravainen tallied in quick fashion.

Teravainen has scored in the last two games after not producing a goal in his first eight outings of the season.

It wasn't until Niederreiter scored on a power play with 47 seconds left in the second period for the game's eighth goal that there was a score on special teams for either team.

McGinn's second goal pushed the margin to 6-3 before Staal's power-play goal came 19 seconds later.

Carolina improved to 6-0-0 when leading after two periods this season.

The Blue Jackets had a three-game points streak halted.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Carolina
Boone Jenner 2 Points Brock McGinn 4
Boone Jenner 1 Goals Brock McGinn 2
Boone Jenner 1 Assists Teuvo Teravainen 3
N/A Power Play Goals Jordan Staal 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joonas Korpisalo .800 Save Percentage James Reimer .925
Joonas Korpisalo 20 Saves James Reimer 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 40 3 0-3 0-2 4 30
Carolina 34 7 2-2 3-3 6 40
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Florida. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .556 after a loss.