Aho leads Hurricanes past Predators
Sebastian Aho and the host Carolina Hurricanes got into a groove after Micheal Ferland tangled with Austin Watson.
Aho had three goals and an assist to help Carolina beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes won for the seventh time in eight games. There was no score when Ferland fought Watson 8:19 into the first period.
Blue Jackets 7, Rangers 5: Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the host Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the Rangers.
Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game.
Jets 4, Ducks 3, OT: Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime as host Winnipeg beat Anaheim and extended the Ducks’ losing streak to a franchiserecord 11 games.
Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine and Ben Chiarot also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 28 saves to help the Jets improve to 5-2-0 in their last seven games.
Islanders 5, Lightning 1: Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots, and the host Islanders beat the league-leading Lightning.
Brock Nelson, rookie Devon Toews and Josh Bailey also scored as New York had three goals in the opening five minutes and went on to get their 11th win in 14 games. Matt Martin had two assists to give each player on the Islanders’ fourth line two points.
Canucks 5, Panthers 1: Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists as the host Canucks defeated the Panthers.
Ben Hutton, Markus Granlund, Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle also scored for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 shots.