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Late strikes get Blue Jackets past Hurricanes
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille scored 1:28 apart late in the third period to boost the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Johansen tied the game with 4:02 left and Skille put the Blue Jackets in front with a rising shot from the right circle past Justin Peters.
Mike McKenna stood tall with 30 saves, including a stop on Jeff Skinner from in close in the final 30 seconds after the Hurricanes pulled Peters for the extra attacker.
Corey Tropp and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won back-to-back contests since a three-game skid.
Skinner scored twice and Alexander Semin contributed a goal and an assist for Carolina, which has lost three in a row and six of seven. The Hurricanes have lost six straight against Columbus and haven't beaten the Blue Jackets since Dec. 15, 2005.
Peters, who turned aside a season-high 47 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss at Tampa Bay Saturday, made 21 saves Monday.
12/23 21:45:40 ET