PHILADELPHIA — Cam Atkinson scored twice and Brandon Dubinsky had the go-ahead goal in the third period to help the Columbus Blue Jackets set franchise records for wins and points in a season with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Zach Werenski and Sam Gagner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have 44 wins and 94 points.

Travis Konecny had a pair of goals and Brayden Schenn also scored for sagging Philadelphia, which has lost 10 of 15 to hurt its fading playoff chances.

LIGHTNING 3, RANGERS 2: Brayden Point scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 6:39 remaining, as Tampa Bay won at New York.

Peter Budaj made 26 saves for his first win since Tampa Bay acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings in a trade for fellow goalie Ben Bishop. Gabriel Dumont also scored for the Lightning.

Steven Kampfer and Michael Grabner had the goals for the Rangers. They still hold a comfortable lead for the first wild card in the Eastern Conference.

HURRICANES 8, ISLANDERS 4: Jaccob Slavin had a hat trick, Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk each scored twice and Carolina ruined New York’s return from a long road trip with a win at New York.

Carolina broke things open in the second period with four straight goals.

PREDATORS 5, JETS 4: James Neal scored on a power play at 2:11 of overtime to give Nashville a win at home.


BLUE JACKETS: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray is out four to six weeks with a broken hand.

Murray broke his right hand when he blocked a shot from the Buffalo Sabres’ Tyler Ennis on Saturday. Murray had surgery Monday at Grand Medical Center.

An absence of four to six weeks is typical for hockey players with this injury.

CAPITALS: Washington had four straight regulation losses for the first time in 2 seasons. Their defense has been shredded for 17 goals during that skid, and superstar Alex Ovechkin is mired in the longest goal-scoring drought of his career.

No wonder the doors to the visitors’ dressing room stayed shut for an awfully long time after the overall NHL leaders concluded a miserable California road swing with a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

The Capitals’ offensive struggles are epitomized by Ovechkin, who hasn’t scored a goal in 10 games or an even-strength goal in 18 games – both the worst stretches of the six-time Richard Trophy winner’s 12-year, 907-game career.

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