Blue Jackets 5, Flyers 2: Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky each recorded a goal and an assist as host Columbus extended its franchise-best winning streak to eight games.
Defenseman Jack Johnson, Nathan Horton and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Blue Jackets, who played the franchise's 1,000th regular-season game. Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for his ninth consecutive victory and seventh straight since returning from a groin injury.
Brayden Schenn and Vincent Lecavalier tallied for Philadelphia, which lost for the second time in as many nights. Ray Emery stopped 34 shots.
Johnson opened the scoring 8:20 into the game with a shot through traffic from the side boards, but goals by Schenn and Lecavalier in the opening 7:21 of the second period gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead. MacKenzie chopped Artem Anisimov’s centering pass over Emery 11:24 into the session and Calvert put Columbus up by tipping in defenseman James Wisniewski’s shot during a power play with 3:47 remaining.
Dubinsky fired a wrist shot from the high slot that fooled Emery 3:29 into the third period to extend the advantage. Horton capped the scoring 3:25 later, making a nifty move around Philadelphia defenseman Andrej Meszaros and wristing the puck past Emery.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus finished 1-for-7 on the power play, converting with the man advantage for a fifth straight contest. … Philadelphia is 2-4-2 in its last eight games. … The Blue Jackets hold a 2-1-0 lead over the Flyers in their season series, which will conclude April 3 at Philadelphia.