Blue Jackets come from behind late to beat Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson (7) hits Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner (53) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Columbus won 4-3.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and Jack Skille scored 1:28 apart late in the third period to rally the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

Jeff Skinner scored two goals and Alexander Semin gave Carolina the lead midway through the third period before Columbus came back to win.

Columbus also got goals from Artem Anisimov and Corey Tropp as the Blue Jackets beat Carolina for the sixth straight time.

Mike McKenna, playing his fourth game with the Blue Jackets, finished with 30 saves and earned his first win of the season.

Skinner, who has 10 goals in his past 11 games and leads Carolina with 14, scored twice on the power play. Both came when the Hurricanes were down a goal to tie the game.

His first came with 1:11 left in the first period to make the score 1-1. And he tied the game at 2-2 with 3:35 left in the second period.

NOTES: C Boone Jenner has points in consecutive games and Anisimov has points (one goal, two assists) in three straight for Columbus. … C Eric Staal has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in his past 19 games.