Carolina Hurricanes: Takeaways from Road Loss to Columbus Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 16: Eric Robinson #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shields the puck from Brett Pesce #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period of a game on January 16, 2020 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes dropped yet another game in regulation against a Metropolitan Division opponent. Here’s how the Canes stacked up to our keys to the game in the 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Carolina Hurricanes have a .300 win percentage in the Metropolitan Division.

Last night, after shaking up the lines, losing arguably their most effective defenseman, and tying the game up twice, Rod Brind’amour and the Carolina Hurricanes dropped yet another 2 points to a Metropolitan Division opponent.

The Carolina Hurricanes are currently tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Philadelphia Flyers, but still hold the tiebreaker for the 1st wildcard playoff spot.

Last night’s game was a rollercoaster to say the least. After trading goals all game, the Columbus Blue Jackets finally netted the goal that would go on to be the game winner with 1:41 left in regulation.

The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t hit a single one of our keys to the game for yesterday’s matchup. Here’s what happened.

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