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Islanders score 3 times in second period, power past Blue Jackets 5-2

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night.

Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights.

Ryan Strome and Thomas Hickey each had two assists, and backup Chad Johnson made 16 saves in his first start since Dec. 23.

Jack Johnson and Nick Foligno scored for Columbus, back home from a 2-2 road trip.

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