NHL Wrap: Columbus increase winning streak

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ winning streak continued on Tuesday when nailing a seventh NHL win in a row with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

Tyler Pitlick opened the scoring for Edmonton in the first period but things were all square in the second when Sam Gagner scored. Then Cam Atkinson and Matt Calvert scored twice in the third period for the victory.

The Dallas Stars nailed five goals in the third period, winning 6-2 over the Anaheim Ducks with captain Jamie Benn scoring a goal and two assists.

The Chicago Blackhawks were 2-1 winners over the New York Rangers as a season 13th goal late in the second period by Artem Anisimov handed Chicago the win.

Trevor van Riemsdyk got the opener for Chicago and New York's Jesper Fast got the equaliser. Goaltender Scott Darling had a standout performance on the night with 33 saves for the victory.

By scoring his first two goals of the season defenseman Matt Niskanen helped the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

The Minnesota Wild downed the Florida Panthers 5-1 and are now on a five-game winning streak as Zach Parise, Erik Haula, Eric Staal, Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker all scored in the comfortable victory. 

The San Jose Sharks saw off the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in an overtime shootout and, in a 14 goal clash, the Carolina Hurricanes got the better of the Vancouver Canucks 8-6.

The Buffalo Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 with Jack Eichel scoring two goals and an assist.

Mike Fisher scored twice as the Nashville Predators came back from 3-0 down to beat the St Louis Blues 6-3 while the bottom-placed Arizona Coyotes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 as Jamie McGinn scored twice and Mike Smith was in red-hot form making 37 saves in the victory.