COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Justin Faulk's shorthanded goal, Carolina's first of the season, has given the Canes a 3-1 lead after two periods.
Faulk scored his first goal of the season at 6:54 of the second as the Canes looked to kill off a penalty for too many men on the ice. Showing some speed down the left side, he barreled in on goalie Curtis McElhinney and got off a shot that glanced off McElhinney's stick and trickled over the goal line.
Zach Boychuk and Riley Nash scored to give the Canes a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Blue Jackets picked up a power-play goal late in the period.
The Canes had 18 shots in the first, a season high. Boychuk scored after sustained pressure in the offensive zone, backhanding the rebound of a Tim Gleason shot. Just 1:35 later, at 17:08 of the period, Nash took a pass from Andrej Sekera in the low slot and punched a low shot past McElhinney.
Rask then was called for hooking with two minutes left in the period. The Jackets got on the board when Nick Foligno passed to Ryan Johansen on the left wing, then followed up the rebound of a Johansen shot to beat Cam Ward with 1:01 left in the period.
The Canes had a 19-8 shooting edge in the first and forced two penalties in the first 10 minutes of the game for power plays. The Canes peppered McElhinney with shots on the first power play, although Johansen did have a shorthanded chance for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets, beset with injuries, have lost their last five games but had forwards Boone Jenner and Matt Calvert back in the lineup.
Ward is making his fourth straight start and coming off victories over the Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings last weekend, when he stopped 55 of 57 shots.
The Canes are the only team in the Eastern Conference that's winless on the road (0-5-1).