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Blue Jackets fall to Hurricanes 4-3 in OT

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored from the doorstep to tie the game for the Blue Jackets with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Credit: AP
Columbus Blue Jackets' Dean Kukan, right, checks Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sebastian Aho scored 1:26 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and earn a split of a four-game series.

Aho had a wide-open net after Martin Necas’ shot off a rush was stopped by Joonas Korpisalo, but the goalie's momentum forced him out of the crease.

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored from the doorstep to tie the game for the Blue Jackets with 16 seconds left in regulation.

The Hurricanes are 2-1-2 in their last five, following an eight-game win streak, and are in second place behind Tampa Bay in the Central Division.