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NHL: Columbus snaps Carolina's five-game winning streak

Published January 11, 2014 4:54 pm

NHL • Blue Jackets snap Hurricanes' five-game win streak.
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Columbus, Ohio • Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves and Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past Carolina 3-0 on Friday night, ending the Hurricanes' season-best five-game winning streak.

Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won three of four.

Playing his first game in front of the home fans after missing the first 40 games due to shoulder surgery, offseason free-agent acquisition Nathan Horton contributed with a first-period hit that led to Jenner's goal.

The teams came in separated by five points in the Metropolitan Division, with the Hurricanes tied for fourth and the Blue Jackets in seventh.

Bobrovsky, who picked up his second shutout of the season, was making his first start at home in more than a month.

He missed 14 games with a strained groin before winning at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers, 4-3 in a shootout, on Monday night.

Capitals 3, Maple Leafs 2 • In Washington, Joel Ward scored the go-ahead goal with just over 8 minutes left in the third period, and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals edged the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Nicklas Backstrom also scored, and goalie Michal Neuvirth made 32 saves in his first game in seven weeks as the Capitals won on back-to-back nights for the fourth time this year.

Rangers 3, Stars 2 • In New York, Rick Nash snapped a tie with 1:58 left, and the New York Rangers sent the Dallas Stars to their fifth straight loss.

Nash poked a rebound of Chris Kreider's shot past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen to give New York its first lead of the game.

Islanders 2, Avalanche 1 (OT) • In Denver, Michael Grabner knocked in a shot from the slot at 1:46 of overtime, giving the New York Islanders a win over the Colorado Avalanche.

It was the sixth road win in a row for the Islanders, who forced the overtime when Brock Nelson's goal early in the third period evened the score. —

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 44 28 14 2 58 128 98

Tampa Bay 44 26 14 4 56 126 106

Montreal 45 25 15 5 55 115 106

Detroit 44 19 15 10 48 115 125

Toronto 46 21 20 5 47 125 141

Ottawa 45 19 18 8 46 129 145

Florida 44 17 21 6 40 104 137

Buffalo 43 12 26 5 29 75 120

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 46 32 12 2 66 150 111

Philadelphia 44 23 17 4 50 117 119

Washington 44 22 16 6 50 135 133

N.Y. Rangers 46 23 20 3 49 114 123

Carolina 45 19 17 9 47 111 128

New Jersey 45 18 18 9 45 104 113

Columbus 44 20 20 4 44 120 126

N.Y. Islanders 46 17 22 7 41 126 150

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

St. Louis 44 31 8 5 67 161 99

Chicago 46 29 8 9 67 169 127

Colorado 44 27 12 5 59 128 113

Minnesota 46 24 17 5 53 112 115

Dallas 44 20 17 7 47 125 135

Nashville 45 19 20 6 44 108 135

Winnipeg 46 19 22 5 43 125 139

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 46 33 8 5 71 155 116

San Jose 45 28 11 6 62 148 115

Los Angeles 45 27 13 5 59 118 93

Vancouver 46 24 13 9 57 123 114

Phoenix 43 21 13 9 51 130 131

Calgary 44 15 23 6 36 100 142

Edmonton 47 15 27 5 35 123 164

Two points for win, one for OT loss.

Friday's games

N.Y. Rangers 3, Dallas 2

Washington 3, Toronto 2

Columbus 3, Carolina 0

N.Y. Islanders 2, Colorado 1, OT

Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT

Vancouver 2, St. Louis 1

Saturday's games

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.

Chicago at Montreal, 5 p.m.

Florida at New Jersey, 5 p.m.

Ottawa at Nashville, 5 p.m.

Columbus at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.

Boston at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.