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Kulemin, Islanders bust out again in 7-4 win over Flyers

January 20, 2015

UNIONDALE, New York (AP) — Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist as the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

Following its last game before the All-Star break, New York is assured of being on top of the Metropolitan Division when it resumes play next week. The Islanders, 15-2 against divisional foes, are off until they host the New York Rangers next Tuesday. The Islanders are 16-4 overall at home.

Michael Grabner, John Tavares and Nick Leddy each had a goal and an assist.

Calgary’s Dennis Wideman scored 4:08 into overtime as the Flames rallied past the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 for their fourth straight victory.

Sean Monahan tied it with 6:05 left in regulation for the Flames, who are unbeaten on their five-game Pacific Division road trip. Joni Ortio stopped 33 shots in his fourth straight win as Calgary moved past Los Angeles into the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with the victory.

At Sunrise, Florida, Radim Vrbata and Bo Horvat scored, and Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Florida Panthers 2-1 for their third straight win.

Brandon Pirri spoiled Miller’s bid for a third straight shutout with 2:32 remaining, ending the goalie’s career-best scoreless streak at 200:45.

Jaden Schwartz had a goal and assist as the St. Louis Blues downed the Colorado Avalanche 3-1, while James Wisniewski had the go-ahead goal, two assists and made a critical defensive play to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Minnesota Wild 3-1.

The Carolina Hurricanes trounced the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 after Eric Staal scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 34 shots, and Mike Cammalleri scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal late in the second period to help the New Jersey Devils beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2.

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