PHILADELPHIA - Matt Calvert scored two goals, including the winner midway through the third period, to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Johansen and James Wisniewski also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped Philadelphia's nine-game points streak.
Wayne Simmonds and Michael Del Zotto had goals for the Flyers, who remained six points behind idle Boston for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot.
Calvert scored the go-ahead goal with 10:06 left in the final period when he was the beneficiary of a deft pass from Cam Atkinson for an easy goal that put Columbus up 3-2. The play started when Philadelphia's Vincent Lecavalier turned the puck over in his zone.
Islanders 4, Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the Islanders.
Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Michael Grabner and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who took a 3-0 lead in the season series between the first- and last-place teams in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders improved to 19-3 against the Metro Division behind Lee's 19th goal of the season, Nelson's 16th and Grabner's sixth for a 3-0 lead.
Carolina, coming off a 6-3 win at Ottawa, outshot New York 18-8 in the second period and 38-30 overall, but couldn't dent Johnson until Jiri Tlusty's goal with 8:46 remaining.
Tavares scored his 28th of the season on an empty net with 4:19 remaining.
The Islanders rebounded from blowing three two-goal leads the previous night in a 6-5 loss to the Rangers.