Late barrage helps Blue Jackets beat Islanders 6-2
New York Islanders' Dennis Seidenberg, left, of Germany, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson fight for a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Islanders 6-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson, Cam Atkinson and Seth Jones each had a goal and an assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Josh Anderson, Brandon Saad and Lukas Sedlak also scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky had 25 saves.
Josh Bailey and John Taveras scored for New York, which had earned a point in a season-high five straight games (4-0-1). Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves until he was pulled after the Blue Jackets scored four consecutive goals in the third period.
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Anderson put Columbus ahead 3-2 at 2:19 when he picked off a defensive pass and banged it in from the slot seconds after coming onto the ice for his shift.
Saad, Sedlak and Jones scored in a 5-minute span to make it 6-2 with 5:37 to go.