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Malone's goal caps big 2nd period, Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 3-2 to stop 3-game skid

  • Columbus Blue Jackets players David Savard (58), Rene Bourque (32) and Artem Anisimov (42) surround Carolina Hurricanes' John-Michael Liles (26) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

    Columbus Blue Jackets players David Savard (58), Rene Bourque (32) and Artem Anisimov (42) surround Carolina Hurricanes' John-Michael Liles (26) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Bellemore (73) celebrates his assist on a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Bellemore (73) celebrates his assist on a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell (43) scores on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31), of Kazakhstan, on a redirected shot by Marko Dano (56), of Austria, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell (43) scores on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31), of Kazakhstan, on a redirected shot by Marko Dano (56), of Austria, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)  (The Associated Press)

Brad Malone's goal capped a big second period for Carolina and helped the Hurricanes end a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

Justin Faulk and Ron Hainsey also scored for the Hurricanes. Andrej Nestrasil had two assists, and Anton Khudobin made 22 saves.

Nick Foligno and Scott Hartnell had the goals for Columbus, which had won three straight. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots.

Carolina scored three of the four goals in the second period to go ahead 3-2, the last one a redirect by Malone off a shot from the point by Brett Bellemore. Malone has seven goals.

The Hurricanes had tied the score 1-all at 8:11 of the second on their fifth power play with Faulk's slap shot from the blue line. The defenseman has 14 goals.