Panthers beat Blue Jackets to hit summit

The Florida Panthers moved to the top of the Atlantic Division with their sixth straight NHL win on Sunday, with Aleksander Barkov netting twice.

Defenseman Aaron Ekblad was also on target and Roberto Luongo made 16 saves for the Panthers as they overcame the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 at BB&T Center.

Defenseman Brent Seabrook notched the game-winning goal at 19:57 of the third period to hand Carolina a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Eddie Lack made 35 saves for the Hurricanes.

Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano scored two goals apiece as the Calgary Flames secured a franchise-record 11th successive home win by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Mark Stone scored two goals and Craig Anderson made 38 saves as the Ottawa Senators snapped a two-game skid by beating the Boston Bruins 3-1 at Canadian Tire Centre.

Mikkel Boedker netted on a breakaway 04:17 into overtime to earn the Arizona Coyotes a 2-1 success against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.

Michael Grabner grabbed the winner against his former team as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Islanders 3-1 at Barclays Center.

Two goals from Corey Perry spurred the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Honda Center.

A goal and an assist from Patrick Sharp helped the Dallas Stars see off the St Louis Blues 3-0 at American Airlines Center.

Rookie goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his first NHL shutout as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 at MTS Centre, Bryan Little scoring the decisive goal with a first-period penalty shot.