COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS forward Boone Jenner, left, forward William Karlsson, defenseman Seth Jones, forward Scott Hartnell and forward Brandon Saad celebrate Karlsson’s goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. The Blue Jackets won, 3-1.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS forward Boone Jenner, left, forward William Karlsson, defenseman Seth Jones, forward Scott Hartnell and forward Brandon Saad celebrate Karlsson’s goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. The Blue Jackets won, 3-1.

COLUMBUS, Ohio

Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson scored power-play goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to 16 games — one away from the longest ever in the NHL.

Nick Foligno also scored for the Blue Jackets, who can tie the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins with a victory Thursday night at Washington. The near-sellout crowd chanted “We want 16!” as the clock ticked down.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for Columbus, which started the new year on the right note after winning all 14 games in December. The Blue Jackets haven’t lost since Nov. 26 thanks in part to the league’s best power-play unit.

Habs 2, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shea Weber scored in the third period of his return to Nashville and Max Pacioretty had a goal late in overtime for Montreal.

Weber helped send it to overtime with his tying goal at 4:26 of the third. This was the first game between these teams since a stunning blockbuster trade last June, when they swapped All-Star defensemen, with the Predators getting P.K. Subban.

Capitals 6, Maple Leafs 5 (OT)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored 22 seconds into overtime and Washington rallied to end Toronto’s winning streak at five.

Ovechkin’s 18th goal of the season came after the Capitals erased multiple deficits to win their third in a row. The Russian superstar moved to within five points of 1,000 for his career.

Justin Williams had a goal and two assists, and T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and John Carlson also scored for Washington.

Philipp Grubauer made 15 saves in relief of Braden Holtby, who was pulled after allowing three goals on eight shots.

Kings 2, Sharks 1 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Pearson scored 58 seconds into overtime to help Los Angeles rally for a victory over San Jose and a sweep of the home-and-home series.

Jeff Carter tied it early in the third with his 21st goal and then set up the winner after San Jose lost possession in the offensive zone.

Sabres 4, Rangers 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Evander Kane and Justin Bailey scored 1:42 apart around the first intermission, leading Buffalo over New York.

Zemgus Girgensons and Jack Eichel also scored, and Anders Nilsson stopped 24 shots to help the Sabres win for just the second time in eight games (2-4-3). Sam Reinhart had two assists, extending his career-best points streak to seven games and giving him two goals and seven assists in that stretch.

Devils 3, Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Adam Henrique, Michael Cammalleri and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist, leading New Jersey over Carolina.

Carolina ended an 11-game home points streak (10-0-1), and the Devils clinched the four-game season series. New Jersey has defeated the Hurricanes twice in regulation and once in overtime in three meetings.

Jets 6, Lightning 4

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals, including a penalty shot during Winnipeg’s three-goal second period.

The Jets, coming of a pair of losses where they were outscored 11-5, also got goals from Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien and Patrik Laine. Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves

Matthew Peca got his first NHL goal for the Lightning.


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