RALEIGH, N.C. -- It took over 36 minutes for either the Hurricanes or the Blue Jackets to score a goal. And it took Columbus less than three minutes combined to answer both of Carolina's.
When the Hurricanes were the first team to scratch late in the second, it seemed like they had all the momentum.
But they've seen that movie before this season, and this time, they fell 3-2 in overtime as the Jackets scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of the extra session. With the loss, Carolina fell to 6-11 since the Olympic break.
"I think it's past frustrating now. We seem to just find ways to lose," captain Eric Staal said. "Whether it be a bounce, whether it be a quick breakdown or whether it be a battle, it just seems like the chance we have doesn't seem to want to fall and the chance that goes the other way goes in and it's difficult.
"But like I said, tonight was close. It was a tight game, two teams playing hard and we were just unfortunately on the wrong side of the result that we need."