Carolina Hurricanes: 5 takeaways from win over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 10: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for the puck against the boards during the first period of a game on November 10, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 10: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for the puck against the boards during the first period of a game on November 10, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 10: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for the puck against the boards during the first period of a game on November 10, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 10: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets battle for the puck against the boards during the first period of a game on November 10, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Carolina Hurricanes got its sixth win of the 2017-18 NHL season on the road at Nationwide Arena over the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-1.

A win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 10 gave the Carolina Hurricanes the sixth win of the season in the first of back-to-back games over the weekend. On Nov. 11, the Canes will return home to Raleigh and PNC Arena to take Scott Darling and Marcus Kruger’s former squad, the Chicago Blackhawks.

This victory over the Jackets move the Canes’ record to 6-5-3 and they have now won two straight. Prior to the Nov. 7 win over the Florida Panthers, the Canes had lost four in a row. Yet, the Canes are still in last place in the Metropolitan Division despite the recent success. Columbus stays in third place in the Metro after its fourth straight defeat.

Jordan Staal scored two goals, including the game-winning goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Brock McGinn sealed the victory with an empty netter in the final minute. Teuvo Teravainen managed two assists while Sebastian Aho, Derek Ryan, Noah Hanifin, and Justin Williams each got one.

Cam Ward came up huge in his first start since Nov. 2. He stopped 25 of 26 shots in a big response from a poor performance in his last start. Darling will get the start against the Blackhawks as the Canes head home.

Brandon Dubinsky scored the only goal for the Jackets. Moreover, Bobrovsky played well, stopping 26 of 28 shots. This was yet another outing where the Canes out shot the opponent. The last two times, it has resulted well.

Here’s 5 takeaways from the Carolina Hurricanes win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 10.