Jackets get jump on Sharks
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets had their biggest offensive output of the season against the NHL’s stingiest defense in a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
James Wisniewski and Nikita Nikitin added goals, Cody Goloubef picked up his first NHL goal and Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu tied a franchise record by scoring 8 seconds apart in the third period. Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert each had two assists.
Columbus scored 43 seconds into the game, added two goals 1:11 apart in the second period and then scored three goals in the opening 5:45 of the final period.
Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who have lost five in a row after a 7-0 start.
Hurricanes 6, Islanders 4: At Uniondale, N.Y., Alexander Semin netted his 200th NHL goal, Jiri Tlusty scored twice and had two assists, and Carolina scored four third-period goals and overcame three deficits to send New York to its fifth straight loss.
Semin got help on his milestone goal as his shot from the right-wing boards hit the helmet of Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and caromed off the post past goalie Rick DiPietro at 5:33 of the third period.
Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 2: At Toronto, Colton Orr and Matt Frattin scored goals 28 seconds apart in the second period and Toronto got its second victory in six games at home this season.
Dion Phaneuf, Clarke MacArthur and James van Riemsdyk, against his former team, also scored for Toronto.
Kings 4, Blues 1: At St. Louis, Jeff Carter scored twice for the first time since the Stanley Cup clincher, helping Los Angeles keep slumping St. Louis down.
Coyotes 3, Avalanche 2: At Denver, Shane Doan scored his second goal of the game at 4:01 of overtime and Mike Smith stopped 41 shots, helping Phoenix rally for the win over slumping Colorado.
Wild 2, Flames 1 (SO): At Calgary, Alberta, Mikko Koivu scored the winner in the shootout and Minnesota got its first road victory of the season.