COLUMBUS, Ohio After the Columbus Blue Jackets' biggest offensive outburst of the season, forward Brandon Dubinsky was asked if he saw it coming.
"Something had to give, right?" he said.
Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, and the Blue Jackets dominated against the NHL's stingiest defense in a 6-2 victory over the Sharks on Monday night.
James Wisniewski and Nikita Nikitin added goals, Cody Goloubef picked up his first NHL goal, and Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu tied a franchise record by scoring eight seconds apart in the third period. Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert each had two assists.
No wonder San Jose coach Todd McLellan was fuming after the game when asked for a brief summation of went wrong.
"Outworked? How about that?" he said after his club's fifth straight defeat in the wake of a 7-0 start. "It's pretty simple. The team that works the hardest wins. (We were) outworked, outexecuted, outdetailed, outgoaltended out-a lot of things."
Hurricanes 6, Islanders 4 in Uniondale, N.Y. Alexander Semin netted his 200th NHL goal, and Jiri Tlusty scored twice and had two assists for Carolina, which scored four third-period goals and overcame three deficits and a poor night of penalty-killing to send New York to its fifth straight loss.
Maple Leafs The NHL will not suspend forward Mikhail Grabovski for allegedly biting an opposing player Saturday against Montreal.
The league said there was no conclusive evidence that Grabovski bit Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.
Pacioretty said he got a precautionary tetanus shot after the incident in Toronto's 6-0 victory. During a third-period melee, Pacioretty wrapped an arm around Grabovski's face from behind. Grabovski received a 10-minute misconduct and a roughing minor after the scuffle. Pacioretty also was issued a 10-minute misconduct.