Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland each had a goal and an assist and Curtis McElhinney — picked up off waivers three days ago — had 31 saves in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jacketson Friday night.

Jordan Martinook also scored to help give Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour his first NHL win and ruin the home opener for the Blue Jackets.

The 35-year-old McElhinney was signed Tuesday as a backup after starting goalie Scott Darling was injured last weekend. A former Columbus backup, McElhinney got the start Friday after Petr Mrazek played the first leg of a back-to-back the previous night.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Brock McGinn, left, controls the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Brandon Dubinsky scored and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 shots for the Blue Jackets.

Martinook got it started 1:43 into the game when he rifled a shot over Bobrovsky’s glove from the slot off a nice feed from 18-year-old Andrei Svechnikov, the No. 2 pick in the June draft who picked up his first NHL point with the assist.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele, right, chases Columbus Blue Jackets’ Ryan Murray behind the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Dubinsky tied it later in the first when he tipped in a rebound off McElhinney’s skate.

Aho chipped a shot up over Bobrovsky from the doorstep to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead 6 1/2 minutes into the second period. Later in the second, McElhinney made a critical save, swallowing up a point-blank shot from Josh Anderson on a breakaway.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski, left, clears the puck past Carolina Hurricanes’ Valentin Zykov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Just after the Blue Jackets came up empty on their third power play of the night, Ferland found the back of the net with a one-timer from the slot 4 1/2 minutes into the third period. McElhinney shut down Columbus the rest of the way.

NOTES: A quick whistle kept the Blue Jackets from tying the game in the second period. A referee whistled the play dead after a McElhinney stop, but the puck immediately popped out and Dubinsky put back the rebound. … The Blue Jackets are now 7-8-3 in home openers. … The Blue Jackets and Hurricanes are two of the youngest clubs in the NHL. The average age for both teams is 25. … Svechnikov got his first point after hitting the post twice in Carolina’s opening night overtime loss to the New York Islanders. … McElhinney appeared in 85 games for the Blue Jackets from 2013-17, posting a 26-33-8 record.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Trevor van Riemsdyk, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets’ Riley Nash chase a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

UP NEXT:

Carolina: Hosts the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Calvin de Haan, left, knocks the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Columbus: Hosts Colorado on Tuesday night.

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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno, left, carries the puck up ice as Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Source: The Associated Press