RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Kristian Huselius' two goals and one assist Saturday keyed the Columbus Blue Jackets' 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Huselius' 15th goal this season gave Columbus a 2-0 lead at 9:14 of the second period, and his16th (empty net) capped the scoring at 16:19 of the third.
They rose to 4-0 against Southeast Division foes this season.
Carolina averted a shutout when Dennis Seidenberg scored his third goal this season (unassisted) at 6:29 of the third period. Cam Ward, playing in his 200th NHL contest, was beaten four times on 19 shots in the Hurricanes' second straight loss.
Carolina has not beaten Columbus since a 2-1 decision Dec. 15, 2005.