Roslovics late goal gives Blue Jackets split against Hurricanes


COLUMBUS — Jack Roslovic scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena on Monday.

Roslovic skated into the zone and split Brett Pesce and Ryan Dzingel before scoring five-hole on Alex Nedeljkovic at 15:24.

Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves for the Blue Jackets (6-5-3), who earned a split of the two-game set following a 6-5 loss here on Sunday.

Nedeljkovic made 19 saves in his season debut for the Hurricanes (7-3-0), who have lost two of their past three. 

Scott Harrington gave Columbus a 1-0 lead at 18:24 of the first period with a shot from the left dot that hit Carolina forward Andrei Svechnikov and floated over Nedeljkovic.

Nino Niederreiter tied it 1-1 at 6:19 of the second. Niederreiter lunged for a loose puck in the slot at the same time as Korpisalo, and the attempt hit off Niederreiter’s shin, then Korpisalo’s shoulder before hitting post and trickling in off his skate.

Blue Jackets defenseman Dean Kukan, who had the turnover that led to the goal, did not play the final 33:41.

Cam Atkinson made it 2-1 for Columbus at 10:38 of the second with a penalty shot. He was tripped on a breakaway by Teuvo Teravainen six seconds into a Carolina power play.

Brock McGinn scored for the third straight game to tie it 2-2 at 12:46, diving to put in a rebound with his backhand. 

Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine, who had three goals in the previous two games, was benched for the final 26:19 following the goal. 

Laine and Roslovic were acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 23 for Pierre-Luc Dubois, who was benched in his last game for Columbus.

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