COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Seth Jones had a goal an assist, and Joonas Korpisalo made 39 shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Lukas Sedlak, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg also scored for the Blue Jackets, who never trailed in snapping a two-game losing streak. That moved them into a tie for second place in a traffic jam of teams battling for the top spot in tough Metropolitan Division.
Korpisalo, starting in place of Sergei Bobrovsky on the first night of a back-to-back, allowed a first-period goal to Jake Gardiner and another in the third to Mitchell Marner in playing one of his strongest games of the season. Toronto (21-14-1) has lost four of its last five.
Former Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney, starting for Toronto in place of Frederik Andersen on the second leg of a back-to-back, had 33 saves.
Sedak scored for the Blue Jackets (21-13-1) with about seven minutes left in the first period. Matt Calvert gathered in the puck in the right corner and fired out to Sedlak, who spun and snapped it in off McElhinney's hip.
Jones got a short-handed goal with 1:15 left in the period. He intercepted a pass in the defensive zone, carried the puck all the way and back and wristed it past McElhinney's glove for his sixth of the season.
The Maple Leafs cut it to 2-1 at 4:26 into the second period after William Nylander knocked down a Columbus pass and set up Gardiner with a nice circle-to-circle pass.
The Blue Jackets answered with a power-play goal, with Cam Atkinson shoveling a rebound out from the back wall to Dubois, who tapped it in. Jones also picked up a helper on the goal.
Wennberg capped the scoring for Columbus in the third period, with Atkinson getting his second assist. Marner then made it 4-2 with about three minutes left (see full recap).
Hamilton breaks tie in 3rd as Flames edge Blues
CALGARY, Alberta -- Dougie Hamilton broke a tie at 7:57 of the third period and the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night.
After goalie Carter Hutton stopped an initial shot from the blue line, Ivan Barbashev was about to skate away with the rebound when Hamilton swung at the puck and, all in one motion, knocked it off Barbashev's stick and into the goal.
Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary.
Brayden Schenn had his team-leading 17th goal for St. Louis. The Blues have lost four of five.
St. Louis tied it at 1 on a power play 1:26 into the second. After hitting the blue line with speed, Schenn neatly stepped around flat-footed Troy Brouwer and fired a shot inside the goal post on Mike Smith.
Frolik opened the scoring at 7:58 of the first when he was set up alone in front by Mikael Backlund. Hutton made the initial stop, but the rebound went high in the air, deflected off a Blues player and just crossed the line before being cleared away by Tage Thompson.
Not ruled a goal originally, play continued on for about 45 seconds before the arena horn sounded and the Flames started celebrating with Frolik at the bench. The league had immediately reviewed play and had determined the puck did go in.
Smith made 21 saves to improve to 13-11-3. His best save came halfway through the third when he jabbed out his blocker to deny Alex Steen from 20 feet out. Hutton made 31 stops in his first start since his 48-save shutout of the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (see full recap).