NHL: Columbus 5, Philadelphia 2

Jan. 23, 2014 at 10:10 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Derek MacKenzie touched off a stretch of four straight goals Thursday that rallied Columbus to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.

The Blue Jackets extended their club-record winning streak to eight games.


Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead 7:21 into the second period on a power-play goal by Vincent Lecavalier, but the Flyers could not put another shot past Sergei Bobrovsky.

MacKenzie tied the game with 8:36 to go in the second period and Columbus went in front for good when Matt Calvert scored on the power play five minutes later.

Brandon Dubinsky and Nathan Horton both tallied during the first seven minutes of the third period to break things open.

Bobrovsky, who has been in goal for the last five games of the winning streak, made 26 saves.

The five Columbus goals were all scored against Ray Emery, who stopped 34 shots.

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