NHL: Columbus 4, Carolina 3

Dec. 23, 2013 at 10:08 PM   |   Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Late goals from Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille just 1:28 apart Monday sent the Columbus Blue Jackets over Carolina 4-3.

Johansen erased a 3-2 deficit on a score with 4:02 remaining in the third period.

Skille then notched the game-winner when he received a behind-the-back pass from Artem Anisimov and fired a shot past Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters to the short side.

Mike McKenna preserved the victory with a save on Jeff Skinner in the closing seconds, finishing with 30 stops.

Anisimov also scored and Corey Tropp added a goal as the Blue Jackets took a second straight win.

Skinner had two goals and Alexander Semin supplied a goal and an assist as Carolina fell for the sixth time in seven games.

Peters logged a season-high 47 saves.

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