Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Bobrovsky shuts out Carolina

Columbus Blue Jackets´ Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save as teammate Artem Anisimov, right, also of Russia, and Carolina Hurricanes´ Nathan Gerbe fight for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save as teammate Artem Anisimov, right, also of Russia, and Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe fight for a rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves, and Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist to lead the host 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.

Rick Nash snapped a tie with 1 minute, 58 seconds left, and the host New York Rangers sent the Dallas Stars to their fifth straight loss, 3-2.

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

- Associated Press

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