OT goal powers Flyers past Blue Jackets 4-3

Columbus Blue Jackets' Gustav Nyquist, left, of Sweden, tries to control the puck against Philadelphia Flyers' Robert Hagg, also of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Hayes scored 3:51 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 to sweep the home-and-home series between Metropolitan Division contenders.

Philadelphia trailed 3-1 before Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Claude Giroux scored 1:26 apart in the second period.

After a scoreless third, Hayes snapped a shot from the slot past Elvis Merzlikins for his 19th of the season.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nick Foligno each had a goal and an assist for Columbus, which has dropped seven in a row.