NHL roundup: Maple Leafs surge past Flyers 5-2
TORONTO – Colton Orr and Matt Frattin scored goals 28 seconds apart in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Monday.
Dion Phaneuf, Clarke MacArthur and James van Riemsdyk, against his former team, also scored for Toronto, which got its second victory in six games at home this season.
But the win came at a cost. James Reimer stopped 12 shots before being replaced by Ben Scrivens early in the second period with what appeared to be a left leg injury.
Reimer stayed down before being helped to the locker room without putting any weight on his left leg. The Leafs described the injury as a “lower-body injury.”
Carolina 6, New York Islanders 4: Alexander Semin netted his 200th NHL goal and Jiri Tlusty scored twice and had two assists for the Carolina Hurricanes, who scored four third-period goals and overcame three deficits and a poor night of penalty-killing to send the New York Islanders to their fifth straight loss, 6-4 Monday.
Columbus 6, San Jose 2: Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets had their biggest offensive output of the season against the NHL’s stingiest defense in a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Monday night.
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.
Columbus scored 43 seconds into the game, added two goals 1:11 apart in the second period and then scored three goals in the opening 5:45 of the final period.
Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who have lost five in a row after a 7-0 start.
Lightning-Bruins game moved to April 25: The snowed-out game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25.
The game was originally to be played Saturday. It was first pushed back from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then postponed because of the blizzard that dumped as much as three feet of snow on parts of New England.
The new date means the Lightning will play at home against Toronto on Wednesday night, fly to Boston for a game on Thursday night and return to Tampa Bay for the regular-season finale on Saturday.
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