Blue Jackets go wild, wallop Sharks, 6-2 in NHL


COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Blue Jackets had their biggest offensive output of the season against the NHL’s stingiest defense as Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist to lead Columbus to a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

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.

Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks.

Alexander Semin netted his 200th NHL goal and Jiri Tlusty scored twice and had two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes scored four third-period goals and overcame three deficits to beat the Islanders 6-4 and 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.

Matt Moulson scored two goals and Frans Nielsen and John Tavares had a goal apiece for New York.

Toronto’s Colton Orr and Matt Frattin scored goals 28 seconds apart in the second period as the Maple Leafs downed the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 for their 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.

Wayne Simmonds and Tye McGinn scored for Philadelphia.

At St. Louis, Jeff Carter scored twice for the first time since the Stanley Cup clincher, helping the Los Angeles Kings trounce the St. Louis Blues 4-1.