NHL Wrap: Toronto thump Columbus in Atlantic Division

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 and climbed to third spot, behind the Ottawa Senators and the top placed Montreal Canadiens, in the Atlantic Division at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday night.

The Maple Leafs now sit one point ahead, with a game in hand, of the Boston Bruins.

During the first period by Leo Komarov and Auston Matthews put Toronto in the lead before things were all square again thanks to goals by David Savard and Brandon Saad for Columbus.

But Toronto then took charge with goals by William Nylander, Nazem Kadri and Nikita Zaitsev for the victory.

The Anaheim Ducks were 4-3 winners over the Edmonton Oilers when coming from behind twice to claim the win.

The New York Islanders got past the New York Rangers 3-2 and are now just two points away from the final wildcard slot in the Eastern Conference.

The Islanders' goals came via Andrew Ladd, Anders Lee and Nikolay Kulemin, while for the Rangers, Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash scored.