Blue Jackets continue their roll at home
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Artem Anisimov, Boone Jenner, Ryan Murray and Jeremy Morin also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fifth in a row at home.
David Booth hit a post on a third-period breakaway, the closest anyone came to scoring for the Toronto, which has lost its past eight on the road (0-7-1) and has the fewest road wins (eight) in the NHL.
•BRICK WALL: Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season as the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0. Holtby earned his 41st win of the season to match the franchise record set by Olie Kolzig in 1999-00. His nine shutouts this season equal the franchise record set by Jim Carey in 1995-96 and also tie Montreal's Carey Price and Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury for the league lead this season.
•CANUCKS MAKE DEALS: The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract extension and defenseman Luca Sbisa to a three-year deal Wednesday. The 28-year-old Dorsett has career highs with 25 points and 18 assists The 25-year-old Sbisa has three goals, eight assists and 46 penalty minutes in his first season with Vancouver.
•RED WINGS' COLE OUT FOR YEAR: Red Wings forward Erik Cole, 36, will miss the rest of the season because of a spine contusion. A team spokesman said Cole has been advised by doctors not to play the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.