Columbus 4, Carolina 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Rick Nash scored twice to help the
Columbus Blue Jackets keep the defending Stanley Cup champion
Carolina Hurricanes winless in the preseason with a 4-2 win Sunday

Dan Fritsche and Geoff Platt also scored for Columbus (3-3),
which snapped a three-game losing streak. Pascal Leclaire stopped
27 shots.

Justin Williams and Rod Brind'Amour scored for Carolina (0-3).
John Grahame made 25 saves.

Williams' shot from the right circle skimmed off Leclaire's
glove on the power play to open the scoring at 5:09 of the second

Fritsche beat Grahame with a shot from the low slot at 2:27 of
the third period to tie the game. Nash scored hits first goal just
1:37 later to make it 2-1.

Brind'Amour tied it at 9:03 of third period, jamming home a
rebound for another Hurricanes power-play goal.

Columbus responded 54 seconds later when Platt slid home a
centering pass from Alexandre Picard.

Nash capped the scoring with an empty net goal.