PHILADELPHIA - Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 37 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first win in Philadelphia, 2-0 over the Flyers on Thursday night.
James Wisniewski and Brandon Dubinsky each scored goals for the Blue Jackets, who were 0-5-1 in Philadelphia since the franchise’s inception in 2000.
Led by Bobrovsky, a former Flyer, the Blue Jackets moved closer to clinching their second-ever playoff berth. They closed within two points of the Flyers for third place in the Metropolitan Divison.
The Flyers have lost three straight games and were shut out for the second straight time.
Hurricanes 4, Stars 1
RALEIGH, N.C. — John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists to lead Carolina past Dallas.
Liles, Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each scored during a run of three goals in a 4:36 span of the second period.
Riley Nash added a key late goal and Chris Terry had his first two NHL assists to help the Hurricanes win their second straight game and earn points in their fifth straight. Carolina has the league’s second-worst power play but scored twice with the man advantage.
Blues 2, Sabres 1
ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots, and St. Louis beat Buffalo for the Blues’ franchise-record 52nd victory.
Maxim Lapierre and Brenden Morrow scored as St. Louis improved to 14-2-0 in their last 16 games against Buffalo. The previous record for wins in a season belonged to the 1999-2000 Blues, who won 51 games on its way to its last Presidents’ Trophy.
Elliott’s shutout string ended at 166 minutes, 33 seconds, but he still moved to 18-5-2 overall and 10-1 at home this season.
Flames 4, Lightning 1
TAMPA, Fla. — Karri Ramo finished with 31 saves, Mike Cammalleri and Kevin Westgarth scored 15 seconds apart in the first period, and Calgary beat Tampa Bay.
Curtis Glencross scored twice in the final two minutes, including an empty-netter with 16 seconds left for the Flames.