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.
Playing his first game in front of the home fans after missing the first 40 games due to shoulder surgery, off-season 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
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
It was the fourth straight loss for Toronto after a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Jan. 1 in the Winter Classic, and the Maple Leafs have been outscored 21-7 in the defeats. James Van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel each had a goal and an assist.
RANGERS 3, STARS 2
Ryan Garbutt and Cody Eakin both had a goal and assist, but the Stars remained winless in 2014. Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for Dallas, which went 0-3 on its three-game trip through the New York metropolitan area.
ISLANDERS 2, AVALANCHE 1
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.
Brian Strait helped set up the game winner with a pass to Grabner in the Avalanche zone. Goalie Kevin Poulin, who had 30 saves, won his fourth straight decision and improved to 5-1 in his last six games.
Nathan MacKinnon, who leads all NHL rookies in points, scored the lone goal for the Avalanche.
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