Blue Jackets Beat Knights

Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski, left, and Las Vegas Golden Knights' Jonathan Marchessault fight for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 37 shots, Artemi Panarin and Pierre Luc-Dubois each had a goal and two assists, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Zach Werenski and Ian Cole also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of two straight and four of their last six.

The victory over the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights helped Columbus hold onto the second wild card in the Eastern Division with 15 games remaining.

Wild 6, Hurricanes 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal’s second goal of the night for Minnesota capped a franchise-record flurry to start the second period, and the Wild cruised to a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bruins 6, Red Wings 5 OT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand completed his hat trick 34 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins, who twice squandered a two-goal lead in regulation, escaped with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

It was a team-record 11th regular-season overtime goal for Marchand, who also had two assists.

Devils 6, Canadiens 4

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Hall extended his point-scoring streak to 19 games, Travis Zajac scored two power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game skid with a win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Lightning 5, Panthers 4, OT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored 2:49 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a victory over the Florida Panthers.

Jets 3, Rangers 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrik Laine got his fourth hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers.

The 19-year-old star had been the youngest ever with three hat tricks — getting there at 18 years, 302 days — but it had been over a year since his last three-goal game.

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