Hurricanes Defeat Blackhawks To Move To 9-0, Blue Jackets Beat Avs In OT

Jonathan Grant | November 4th, 2021

The Carolina Hurricanes are 9-0 through the first nine games of the 2021-22 NHL season. Their latest win came on Wednesday night in Chicago over the Blackhawks, a 4-3 result. And they had to work for it. They trailed 1-0 early and fought back to tie the game up via Derek Stepan’s goal. They then conceded two second-period goals, one from Patrick Kane and one from Alex DeBrincat, his second of the outing, before they got one back in the same period from Seth Jarvis. So, heading into the third, they trailed by a goal and weren’t looking great. However, they quickly changed their fate around, getting a goal from Jesper Fast after just 17 seconds of the third.

Chicago Tribune

Just over three minutes later, they took their lead as Martin Necas found the net, making it 4-3, a score that would hold. The record for most victories consecutively to begin a season belongs to the 1984-84 Edmonton Oilers at 15, so the Hurricanes have some way to go to catch them. In other action, the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame strong showings from Bowen Byram (two goals and an assist) and Gabriel Landeskog (three assists) to win 5-4 in overtime over the Colorado Avalanche on the road on Wednesday evening. The Avs led 2-0 in the middle portion of the second period but then gave up four straight goals to the visitors before scoring twice in the last four minutes to force OT. Once there, Jake Bean scored his second goal of the game for the away side just 72 seconds into the period, ending a wild contest that will rank as one of the top regular-season games in the league this year.

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