Cam Atkinson Scores Backdoor In Overtime To Put Hurricanes Away

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  • Cam Atkinson scored at 3:28 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena on Thursday and extend their point streak to six games.
  • Atkinson scored at the right post on a pass across the goal mouth by Pierre-Luc Dubois.

“I was going as fast as I can to the back post. I think he saw me,” Atkinson said of Dubois. “I think I was calling for it, but I think I blacked out at the same time, but it was a [heck] of a play, a [heck] of pass.”

  • Ryan Murray had a goal and an assist, Alexandre Texier and Sonny Milano scored, and David Savard had two assists for the Blue Jackets (5-3-2). Joonas Korpisalo made 21 saves.

  • Columbus is 4-0-2 in its past six games. The Blue Jackets have played four straight games decided in overtime, winning the past two, and eight consecutive one-goal games (5-1-2).
  • Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Dzingel and Sebastian Aho scored, and Petr Mrazek made 27 saves for the Hurricanes (6-3-1), who have lost three straight.

“Tonight we certainly didn’t look like the team we’re trying to be,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “That’s a little bit worrisome.”

  • The Hurricanes had a 3-1 lead after the first period but lost for the fourth time in five games (1-4-0) after a 5-0-0 start.

“We came out, we played hard at the start, and we just fell right off in the second [period] for whatever reason,” Brind’Amour said after Carolina was outshot 15-3 in the period. “Give them credit, they played a real strong second period. We were just not sharp. We kind of battled back in the third, made it look like a game. Certainly not good enough.”

Facts:

  • The Hurricanes played seven defensemen and 11 forwards. …
  • Hamilton has three points (two goals, assist) in his past three games. …
  • Murray’s goal was his first in 50 games since Nov. 6, 2018, against the Dallas Stars. …
  • Forward Nick Foligno played his 500th game for the Blue Jackets and his 851st in the NHL.
Sources & Credits: Craig Merz / NHL.com, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Highlights | Hurricanes vs. Blue Jackets – Oct 24, 2019

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