Sharks sweep six-game road trip, Hurricanes squeeze past Kings


The San Jose Sharks scored the final four goals in a 5-3 win at Nationwide Arena on Sunday to down the Columbus Blue Jackets and sweep a six-game road trip for the first time in their NHL history.

Trailing 3-1 in the third period, the Sharks began their comeback through Joe Pavelski before Brent Burns levelled with a power-play goal.

Brenden Dillon put the Sharks ahead with seven minutes to play before Pavelski sealed the impressive comeback victory with his second of the night.

San Jose enhanced their season record to 13-8-0, whilst the Blue Jackets remain glued to the bottom of the Metropolitan Division.

Justin Faulk scored twice as the Carolina Hurricanes held on to secure a narrow 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

All eight of Faulk's goals this season have now come from a power-play position as the Canes - the third lowest scorers in the league - netted more than three goals for just the second time this season.

Los Angeles have slipped to second in the Pacific with Carolina ending their five-game skid in the process.

Elsewhere, the Montreal Canadiens came from behind against the New York Islanders to snatch a 4-2 victory in Quebec.

Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty scored late in the third period on power-plays to sweep their season series.

In the day's late game, Mike Cammalleri inspired the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 success over the Vancouver Canucks with a goal and two assists at Rogers Arena.