Columbus seal 8th straight NHL win

Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and assist each as Columbus Blue Jackets Philadelphia Flyers 5-2.

    Columbus Blue Jackets eight straight wins is the longest active streak in the league [Reuters]
    Columbus Blue Jackets eight straight wins is the longest active streak in the league [Reuters]

    Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and assist each to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a team-record eighth-straight win - and the longest active streak in the league - with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Sergei Bobrovsky, last season's Vezina Trophy winner as the league's top goalie, made 26 saves in his first game against his former club.

    Elsewhere, Patrick Maroon scored the tiebreaking goal on a wraparound late in the second period, and the Ducks beat the Kings 2-1 in the prelude to the clubs' landmark outdoor game this weekend.

    St Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Blues got the best of the Rangers 2-1.

    Alexander Semin had two goals and defenseman Andrej Sekera added a score at 9:50 of the third to lift the Hurricanes 5-3 over the Sabres.

    Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and Evgeni Malkin added an insurance score in the third as the Penguins held on for a wild win over the Islanders 6-4.

    Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals, Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 2-1.

    Nikita Kucherov scored the lone shootout goal and the Lightning beat the Senators 4-3.

    Valeri Nichushkin scored two goals to lead the Stars to a 7-1 victory over Toronto.

    Nick Spaling scored the go-ahead goal on the power play in the third period and the Predators defeated the Canucks 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.

    Joe Pavelski scored his 19th goal in the past 21 games and Alex Stalock made 20 saves in his second straight shutout to help the San Jose Sharks beat Winnipeg 2-1.

    SOURCE: AP


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