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NHL Roundup: Blue Jackets Prevail Over Rangers

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save in front of teammate Scott Harrington, center, and New York Rangers' Vladislav Namestnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Columbus, Ohio — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers, 7-5, on Sunday night.

Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game.

The Blue Jackets have won four of the last five, despite being terrible on the power play. They managed the wild victory over the Rangers despite coming up empty on five power plays.

Mats Zuccarello had two goals, and Ryan Stome, Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers.

Islanders 5, Lightning 1

New York — Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots, and New York beat league-leading Tampa Bay.

Jets 4, Ducks 3 (ot)

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime as Winnipeg beat Anaheim and extended the Ducks’ losing streak to a franchise-record 11 games.

Hurricanes 6, Predators 3

Raleigh, n.c. — Sebastian Aho had three goals and an assist to lead Carolina past Nashville.

Canucks 5, Panthers 1

Vancouver, British Columbia — Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists as Vancouver dealt Florida its sixth straight loss.

Ben Hutton, Markus Granlund, Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle also scored for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 shots.

Frank Vatrano scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo had 31 saves.