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colum­bus, ohio» Cam Atkin­son had two goals and scored in the shootout, help­ing the Blue Jack­ets beat the Kings 3-2 on Tues­day for their fran­chise-record 10th straight vic­tory.

Cur­tis McEl­hin­ney made 44 saves and Sam Gagne scored the de­cider in the shootout, keep­ing Colum­bus un­beaten since Nov. 26.

Jeff Carter scored twice for Los An­ge­les, in­clud­ing a ty­ing goal 10:16 into the third pe­riod. Peter Bu­daj stopped 25 shots but al­lowed goals on 2-of-3 shootout at­tempts.


Sid­ney Crosby picked up his NHL-lead­ing 22nd goal, Ev­geni Malkin added a goal and two as­sists and the Pen­guins top­pled the Rangers 7-2. Bryan Rust, Phil Kes­sel, Justin Schultz, Pa­tric Horn­qvist and Nick Bonino also scored for the Pen­guins. … James Neal scored twice in the first pe­riod, Ju­use Saros stopped 27 shots and the Preda­tors beat the Devils 5-1. Ryan Jo­hansen and Mat­tias Ekholm each had a goal and an as­sist, Filip Fors­berg also scored and Vik­tor Arvids­son had three as­sists for the Preda­tors. … Thomas Greiss stopped 48 shots, An­ders Lee scored twice and had an as­sist, and the Is­landers beat the Bruins 4-2. Greiss took a shutout into the third pe­riod and held off the Bruins af­ter they pulled to 3-2 on goals by An­ton Blidh and Do­minic Moore. … An­drei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves in re­lief of Ben Bishop as the Light­ning beat the Red Wings 4-1 in a game where both start­ing goalies left due to in­juries. Bishop was hurt 12 min­utes into the first pe­riod, go­ing down af­ter kick­ing out his right leg to make a pad save on Nick Jensen’s shot. The Light­ning said Bishop, who skated gin­gerly to the bench, has a lower-body in­jury. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard de­parted with 12:41 re­main­ing in the sec­ond. He couldn’t put weight on his right leg fol­low­ing a goal­mouth scram­ble in­volv­ing Jensen and Tampa Bay’s Erik Con­dra. … Jaromir Jagr had three as­sists to pull into a tie for sec­ond place on the NHL’s ca­reer points list, Alek­sander Barkov and Vin­cent Trocheck scored in the shootout, and the Pan­thers beat the Sabres 4-3. Jagr pulled even with Mark Messier with 1,887 points, trail­ing only Wayne Gret­zky (2,857). … Jeff Petry had a goal and two as­sists and the Cana­di­ens downed the Ducks 5-1. … David Perron put in a wrap­around goal at 1:55 of over­time, lift­ing the Blues to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Stars. … Der­ick Bras­sard and Tom Py­att scored 10 sec­onds apart dur­ing Ot­tawa’s three-goal sec­ond pe­riod, and the Sen­a­tors beat the Black­hawks 4-3.

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