Series (Game 1 of 2)
Columbus leads 2-0
(0-2-1, 1 pts)
(3-3-0, 6 pts)
6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2006
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
R. Nash (LW):
B. Holzinger (C):
A. Eriksson (D):
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
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.