COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cam Atkinson scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his hot streak to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. cheap jerseys
. The Capitals, who got a goal from John Carlson, have lost four in a row and 11 of 15. Ryan Johansen added a goal and assist, James Wisniewski had a goal, Mark Letestu scored for the fifth time in six games and Jack Johnson had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who had lost their past five meetings with Washington. The victory moved the Blue Jackets to two points out of playoff position with at least one game in hand on every team ahead of them in the Metropolitan Division and wild-card playoff races. Bobrovsky, who came in 5-0-0 with a 1.45 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage in his past five starts, had 26 saves. He stood tall to frustrate the Capitals when the game was still up for grabs. The Capitals came in tied with Pittsburgh for the best power-play unit in the league. But it was the Blue Jackets who scored twice with a man advantage. At 12:08 of the first, Wisniewski one-timed a hard drive from the point that climbed over Philipp Grubauers glove. It was Wisniewskis first power-play goal and fourth tally of the season. In the final minute of the opening period, the Blue Jackets crowded the nets and benefited. Matt Calvert got two whacks at the puck from the crease, Grubauer deflecting each. Defenceman Dmitry Orlov then whiffed on an attempt to clear the puck, with Atkinson hopping on it to lift the puck into the net over a diving Grubauer for his 14th of the season. The Blue Jackets stretched it to 3-0 at 1:44 of the second. R.J. Umberger carried the puck through the neutral zone and then pulled up in the right corner, sending a pass to the high slot for Johansen. He slid laterally, waiting for an opening, before wristing a shot for his team-high 18th of the season. Grubauer was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots, replaced by Braden Holtby. The Capitals got on the board at 8:53 on what appeared to be an innocent shot. Carlsons shot from near the blue line that took a while to get to the net, but it still beat Bobrovsky. It was the defencemans eighth goal of the season. The Blue Jackets killed off two Washington power plays late in the second period, including 18 seconds when the Capitals had a 5 on 3 advantage. Bobrovsky was at his best during this stretch. He twice stymied Russian Olympic teammate Alexander Ovechkin, the NHLs leading scorer with 34 goals, on power-play shots -- once on a one-timer from the left dot and a second time when the Columbus defence broke down and the three-time goal-scoring champ was all alone on a shot that Bobrovsky deflected wide off his catcher. Columbus then added two goals in the third. Letestu wired a wrister inside the near post past Holtby on the power play. Then Atkinson used his skate to settle a hard pass from close range, spun and whipped a quick shot into the net from the high slot -- 3 seconds after the end of an Ovechkin penalty. Notes: Washington C Brooks Laich played in his 600th NHL game. ... It was Columbus Todd Richards 300th game as an NHL head coach. ... The Blue Jackets have been off since Monday, while the Capitals were playing their third game in four days. ... Columbus had a pair of five-game win streaks in last years shortened season. jerseys from china
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. The All-Star Game MVP missed all five of his shots against the Clippers and was injured shortly before he left the game. Jarrett Jack scored seven straight points during a 12-0 Cleveland run early in the fourth quarter, trimming the Clippers former 21-point lead to seven. But Paul shook off a rough shooting night with three jumpers in quick succession, and the Clippers closed out their sixth straight home victory. "We just cant start games like that," Jack said. "We had a lull period for almost a quarter and a half, and we just didnt go out and compete. Then the game kind of started to turn in our favour, but fighting an uphill battle against a team like that is a very tough task." DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who matched the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history. Los Angeles won 17 straight games during its unbeaten run through December 2012. Jamal Crawford missed his fourth straight game with a strained left calf, and fill-in starter Darren Collison was ruled out 15 minutes before tipoff with a stomach virus. Los Angeles already is without J.J. Redick, who hasnt played since early February. "They dont use an excuse," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We have three of our top four guards out today, and no one talked about it (in the locker room). They still feel like every night, we have a chance to win the game." Los Angeles scored the games first 11 points and jumped out to a 17-3 lead just 6 minutes in when Cleveland missed nine of its first 10 shots. Griffin somehow scored while Spencer Hawes flagrantly fouled him in the final minute of the first half, muscling the ball home in a remarkable display of strength. His three-point play put the Clippers up 52-38 at halftime. NOTES: Hawes got his second technical foul and an ejection with 1:19 to play while standing by Clevelands bench. Hawes, who scored 14 points, sarcastically waved goodbye to referee Scott Wall as he left. "Im given up enough money tonight, so I wont say anything more beyond that," Hawes said afterward. ... Metta World Peace watched the game from a baseline seat next to the Cavaliers bench. The erstwhile Ron Artest won a ring in this building in 2010 with the Lakers, who let him go last summer. wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys from china
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