Islanders Beat Blue Jackets 4-3

 John Tavares scored twice and Anders Lee got a power-play goal 5:23 into the third period to lift the Islanders over the Blue Jackets 4-3 Thursday night.

Thomas Hickey also scored for New York, which improved to 42-25-9. The Islanders have won three straight to get to 93 points and have solidified their grip on the first Eastern Conference wild-card berth.

New York is 24-9-4 in 37 games at Barclays Center this season, and four of the Islanders' final six games are at their new home in Brooklyn.

Thomas Greiss stopped 21 shots as New York swept the five-game regular season series with Columbus.

Brandon Dubinsky, Brandon Saad and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves.

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