Kirill Marchenko Posts First Career Hat Trick, Blue Jackets 4-3 in Shootout

Marchenko’s first hat-trick.

Kirill Marchenko scored his first career hat-trick and a goal in a penalty shootout to help the Blue Jackets beat the Hurricanes 4-3 at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

1st period

Emil Bemstrom made a great two-way play that led to a breakaway opportunity at 1:57, but Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta parried it.

The Hurricanes had several high-danger chances on their first power play of the period, most notably a Jesperi Kotkaniemi jumper from left circle that Joonas Korpisalo had to make from left to right at 4:38. He made several stops after the first to keep the score level.





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Seth Jarvis almost opened the scoring for Carolina at 12:39 with a wrist shot from the left slot but Korpisalo stopped it.

Both teams were kept off the scoreboard after the first period with Carolina taking a 12-7 shot-on-goal lead in the middle of the frame.

2nd Period

Korpisalo kept the game scoreless at 5:58 when he plowed past Martín Necas from the right gate.

Marchenko opened the scoring on the power play at 7:26 when he received a pass from Kent Johnson and ran down the right side before scoring a wraparound goal.

Marchenko scored on the power play again at 9:02 after Johnson held the puck in the blue line zone before finding Marchenko in the slot where he fired a shot past Raanta. With the goal, he became the fourth rookie in Blue Jackets history to score two power-play goals in the same game.

Max Pacioretty put the Hurricanes on the board at 11:20 with a backhand from the slot that deflected off Vladislav Gavrikov on his way inside.

Carolina tied the game at two on the power play at 17:18 after Andrew Peeke’s punt attempt down the right wing backboards failed to go out of the zone and the puck went to Brady Skjei in the slot where he fired a wrist shot. the high gauntlet side of Korpisalo.

Pacioretty scored again to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 power play lead at 18:56 with a shot from deep right circle that deflected off Gavrikov’s stick and then off Korpisalo before finding bottom. of the network. .

Carolina took a 3-2 lead in the third period along with a 34-14 advantage in shots on goal.

3rd Period

Marchenko completed his hat-trick at 5:23 after fighting a check on the left wing boards to reach the left point and fire a wrist shot past Raanta. He became the sixth rookie in franchise history to record a triple.

Both teams were tied at three and headed into overtime with Carolina leading 41-18 in shots on goal.


There was only one shot on goal during extra time and it came from Svechnikov. Due to Kuraly starting the period in the penalty box, Carolina started overtime at 4-on-3, which later became 4-on-4. There were no stops during the additional five-minute period.


Johnson scored the game-winning goal in the fifth round to give the Jackets a 4-3 victory to improve to 12-24-2


  • Shots on goal: CAR 42-18 CBJ

  • Head to Head %: CAR 65.3-34.7 CBJ

  • Power Play: CAR 2/6-2/5 CBJ

  • Takeaway: CAR 5-1 CBJ

  • Draws: CAR 3-0 CBJ

  • Blocked Shots: CAR 5-12 CBJ

  • Hits: CAR 12-27 CBJ

  • 5v5 stats (via

    • Expected Goals (xG): CAR 2.45-0.67 CBJ

    • Opportunities (CF): CAR 51-20 CBJ

    • Shots (SF): CAR 31-11 CBJ

    • Chances of Goal (SCF): CAR 23-10 CBJ

    • High Hazard Probabilities (HDCF): CAR 13-4 CBJ

injury update

Eric Robinson and Daniil Tarasov remain day to day with upper body injuries.

Brad Larsen said that Nick Blankenburg “will be back here soon, hopefully.” Blankenburg hasn’t played since Nov. 10 when he suffered a broken ankle and high ankle sprain.


The Jackets return to action Sunday at 5 pm ET in Washington, DC to take on the Capitals on Bally Sports Ohio and 97.1 FM The Fan.

Columbus continues his road trip on Tuesday to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 pm ET on Bally Sports Ohio and 97.1 FM The Fan.

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