Pair of late goals lift Islanders over Jets for 5-4 comeback win

Casey Cizikas and Jordan Eberle scored 33 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the third period to lift the Islanders to a 5-4 comeback win over host Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Cizikas took advantage when Winnipeg couldn’t clear the puck and scored at 18:14 to make it 4-4. Eberle recorded his second goal of the game at 18:47 when he got into the crease and beat Connor Hellebuyck to complete the rally for the Islanders, who trailed 4-2 early in the third period.

Mathew Barzal ended a 19-game goal drought with his 11th of the season, and Anders Lee scored his 28th for New York, which moved two points ahead of Pittsburgh and into sole possession of second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2: Nic Dowd scored on a deflection with 4:56 remaining, and visiting Washington clinched a playoff berth with a victory over Carolina.

Blue Jackets 6, Canadiens 2: Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky had 28 saves and host Columbus moved into an Eastern Division wild-card spot with a win over Montreal. The Blue Jackets hold the tiebreaker over the Canadiens with five games remaining.

Red Wings 5, Sabres 4: Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead Detroit to a victory at Buffalo.

Panthers 5, Senators 2: Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and visiting Florida beat Ottawa to snap a three-game losing streak.

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