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RALEIGH, N. Chris Neil Jersey .C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes talked in the locker room before Monday nights game about how they felt they were due for a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus had won seven straight in the series, including a dramatic comeback victory the last time the teams met in Raleigh at the end of December. "We knew we owed em one," Eric Staal said. "We wanted to pay them back for some of the good games they played against us." Staal and his brother, Jordan, helped Carolina make that pregame prediction a reality, combining to score three goals in a 2:47 span in the third period and lifting the Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory. Jordan Staal scored the tiebreaker with 5:55 remaining after Eric had scored twice to help the Hurricanes erase a two-goal deficit and earn their fourth consecutive victory. Anton Khudobin made 22 saves. Carolina moved one point ahead of Columbus in the congested Metropolitan Division with the win. "We knew it was a big game," Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. "You dont want to dwell a lot on it -- let the guys figure it out." R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets. Columbus lost its second straight after winning eight in a row. "I dont know if we were trying to hold on or if we were playing the game to win," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "We gave up three goals in less than 3 minutes. For 57 minutes, I thought we managed it pretty well. Those three minutes, thats the game." After shutting out Carolina in the teams last meeting, reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves for Columbus. On the game-winner, Jordan Staal rushed into the zone against defenceman Ryan Murray. After cutting to the middle of the ice, he nudged a backhander past Bobrovsky while fighting off Murray. "It was a fun comeback," Jordan Staal said. "I had some speed coming low, and just kind of went for it from there. I tried to get my reach out there." Trailing 2-0, Eric Staal got the Hurricanes comeback started when he beat Bobrovsky between the legs after a pass from Alexander Semin. Staal then tied the score with 7:42 remaining after Jiri Tlutsy fed him in the slot. Staals shot fluttered, but the puck sneaked inside the post. Columbus jumped on Carolina in the first period, scoring goals 17 seconds apart to take an early two-goal lead. MacKenzie got the Blue Jackets first goal. Fedor Tyutin took a wrist shot from the slot that hit the post. The rebounded bounced to MacKenzie, who put the puck in the goal before Khudobin could get back in position. After the ensuing faceoff at centre ice, the Blue Jackets forced a turnover along the boards in the Canes zone. The puck eventually made its way to Umberger, who was alone in front of the net, and he scored his third goal in four games. "We came out of the gate well; we were playing well and we went after them," Richards said. After scoring goals on two of their first three shots, the Blue Jackets continued to control much of the action, taking the games first seven shots before Carolina asserted itself. The Hurricanes tied a season high with 17 shots in the second period. NOTES: Columbus came into the game with the best winning percentage in Eastern Conference for the month of January (.818). ... Semin extended his point streak to six games for the Hurricanes. ... Carolina recalled Aaron Palushaj from Charlotte earlier on Monday. He will be eligible to play in the Hurricanes game at Montreal on Tuesday. Mike Condon Jersey . Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said his team will include 9th-ranked Janko Tipsarevic and 27th-ranked Viktor Troicki as he decided to let the top-ranked Djokovic rest. Craig Anderson Jersey . Louis Blues and back into top spot of the NHL Power Rankings. The Sharks had been ranked No. . 1-9 on TSN. With more than 65 hours of exclusive live coverage, TSN delivers all the action beginning with Draw 1 on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.Former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra fears manager Rafa Benitez could leave for pastures new if the club are relegated from the Premier League. Newcastle face the prospect of being relegated on Wednesday night if Sunderland beat Everton at the Stadium of Light, live on Sky Sports 1 HD.Chopra, who also had a two-year spell at Sunderland, ending in 2009, is worried Newcastle may struggle in the Championship with the players they have, especially if Benitez departs. Asked if he thought Benitez will leave if Newcastle are relegated, Chopra told Sky Sports News HQ: You would think that because other teams will be looking at him.People forget he was Real Madrid manager this time last year but Id like to see him stay if they get relegated because he is a great manager, and if he did stay I believe they would come straight back up. Chopra played 29 games for Newcastle including a Champions League tie against Barcelona in 2002 But if he goes I think they may struggle in the Championship because they dont have the type of players they had last time they went down in 2009. They dont have Kevin Nolan, the Joey Barton, or Andy Carroll; players that know about the Championship and players that are ready to fight for the football club. Chopra - Newcastle appointed Benitez too late There are too many foreign players where you wonder if theyll want to go to Cardiff on a Tuesday night or Brentford on a Wednesday night when its pouting down with rain. Those sorts of players wont want to do that so if they go down its not looking good for them. Chopra has questioned why fan-favourite Benitez was not brought in sooner Newcastle academy graduate Chopra, who went to the same school as Alan Shearer, is surprised the board did not act quicker to replace Steve McClaren when it became apparent a relegation battle was looming.They did it a few years ago when they appointed Alan Shearer as manager with eight games to go, and they knew they were in a position with probably 15 games to go that they were in a relegation fight, he added. Chopra turned out for the Sachin Tendulkaar co-owned Kerala Blaster in the inaugural Indian Super League I dont know why the board and everyone left it so late to appoint Rafa and you look at what hes done, what hes done to the defence and the team and how hes got them playing. Custom Ottawa Senators Jerseys. The fans love him and its a shame he hasnt had more time to do it because I believe coming into the last few games of the season they would have been firmly out of the relegation battle if he had been appointed earlier. Chopra - Newcastle appointed Benitez too late Chopra played with Jermain Defoe in Englands youth ranks and admits the Sunderland strikers form makes him a candidate to be named in Roy Hodgsons England squad on Thursday.Ive known Jermain since I was 15 years old, said Chopra who counts Cardiff, Ipswich and Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters among his former clubs. Chopra thinks Jermain Defoe must be in contention for Englands Euro 2016 squad I played with him from England U16s right through to the U21s and you knew then that if you give him a chance he will stick it in the back of the net.Newcastle dont have a 10 or 20-goal-a-season goalscorer whereas Sunderland do and that could be the difference between Sunderland staying up and Newcastle going down.I think Roy [Hodgson] has to look at him because he will be looking at players who are in form come the end of the season. Andros Townsend has been unbelievable for Newcastle says Chopra Another player Id like to see go is Andros Townsend. The last few weeks and months hes been unbelievable for Newcastle and if England want to go places theyve got to take in-form players.But Roy knows the game inside-out and he will have his own thinking. Defoe has been in and out of England squads his whole career and like I said before, give him a chance and hell stick it away. 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