|CBJ||0||1||2||(0 - 0)||3|
|CAR||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Martin St. Pierre scored with 8:25 remaining to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in a preseason game Friday night.
Alexandre Giroux and R.J. Umberger also scored for the Blue Jackets, who finished the preseason with a 5-2-1 record. Columbus will open the regular season Oct. 7 at home against Nashville.
The Hurricanes have scored only six goals in their four preseason losses.
Both teams used their top goalies. Steve Mason made 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, while Cam Ward had 29 for the Hurricanes.
|PPG - Jussi Jokinen Snap shot - ASST: Joni Pitkanen , Tomas Kaberle|
1 - 0 CAR
|Alexandre Giroux Wrist shot - ASST: Grant Clitsome , Tomas Kubalik|
1 - 1 Tie
|Patrick Dwyer Wrist shot - ASST: Anthony Stewart , Jay Harrison|
2 - 1 CAR
|RJ Umberger Snap shot - ASST: Cam Atkinson , Jeff Carter|
2 - 2 Tie
|Martin St Pierre Backhand shot - ASST: David Savard , Derick Brassard|
3 - 2 CBJ
|Kris Russell served by Derick Brassard Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Jeff Skinner|
|Jeff Skinner Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Kris Russell|
|Kris Russell Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Jeff Skinner|
|Grant Clitsome Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Alexei Ponikarovsky|
|Derek Dorsett Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Jeff Skinner|
|Jared Boll Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Bryan Allen|
|Bryan Allen Boarding (maj) - 5 min against Jared Boll|
|Tomas Kubalik Hi stick - double minor - 2 min against Zac Dalpe|
|Grant Clitsome Tripping - Obstruction - 2 min against Eric Staal|
|Ryan Johansen Spearing - 2 min|
|Joni Pitkanen Hi stick - double minor - 4 min against Aaron Johnson|
|SA: 37||TOI: 60:00|
|GA: 2||SV%: .946|
|SA: 32||TOI: 59:09|
|GA: 3||SV%: .906|