Bobrovsky shuts out Carolina
Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won three of four.
Playing his first game in front of the home fans after missing the first 40 games due to shoulder surgery, offseason free-agent acquisition Nathan Horton contributed with a first-period hit that led to Jenner's goal.
The teams came in separated by five points in the Metropolitan Division, with the Hurricanes tied for fourth and the Blue Jackets in seventh.
Joel Ward scored the go-ahead goal with just over eight minutes left in the third period, and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist as the host Washington Capitals edged the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2.
- Associated Press