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 also added goals, Cody Goloubef picked up his first NHL goal, and Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu tied a franchise record by scoring eight 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, while 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 their 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 minutes, 33 seconds of the third period.
Matt Moulson scored two goals, while 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.
Tye McGinn and Wayne Simmonds scored for Philadelphia.
In St Louis, Missouri, 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.
Brian Elliott made 19 saves in a surprise start for the Blues a day after Jaroslav Halak was activated from injured reserve.
Phoenix’s Shane Doan scored his second goal of the game at 4:01 of overtime and Mike Smith stopped 41 shots as the Coyotes edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2, while the Minnesota Wild got their first road victory of the season 2-0 over the Calgary Flames after Mikko Koivu scored the winner in the shootout.
A sudden shortage of locks in Australian rugby union has opened the door for Matt Philip to reclaim his Wallabies jersey, but the Melbourne Rebels player says that the uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have left him with a difficult choice. The Australian yesterday named Philip among 16 Rebels players either set to leave the Super Rugby club or seriously considering it, underscoring the challenge Rugby Australia faces to retain talent. Linked with a move to Section Paloise Bearn Pyrenees, commonly referred to as Pau, in France’s Top 14, Philip said that he had yet to settle his playing future, and
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