NEW YORK — Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg each scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Columbus won for the second time in two days after its bye week and moved past the Rangers into third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots to tie his career high with his 32nd win. Josh Anderson also scored and Oliver Bjorkstrand had two assists to help the Blue Jackets win for the fourth time in five games.

BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUES 2: Artem Anisimov scored with 5:20 left in the third period to lift host Chicago to its fourth straight win and ninth in the last 10 games.

Anisimov beat Jake Allen on the glove side from the right edge of the crease for his 22nd goal after taking a pinpoint cross-ice pass from linemate Artemi Panarin. Tanner Kero added an empty-netter with 2.6 seconds left.

Patrick Kane assisted on Anisimov’s winner and scored a power-play goal. Jonathan Toews also had a goal and an assist for surging Chicago, which pulled one point behind first-place Minnesota in the Central Division and Western Conference.

PREDATORS 5, OILERS 4: Filip Forsberg scored for the fourth straight game, Viktor Arvidsson got the go-ahead goal as Nashville won at home.

Ryan Ellis, Vernon Fiddler and Colin Wilson also scored for Nashville, winners of three straight. James Neal had three assists.

Connor McDavid, Milan Lucic, Mark Letestu and Jordan Eberle scored for Edmonton, which has lost three of four.

FLAMES 3, HURRICANES 1: Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and an assist to help Calgary win at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Micheal Ferland also scored for the Flames. They have earned at least one point in six straight games, going 5-0-1 in that stretch to move into playoff position in the Western Conference.

SENATORS 2, PANTHERS 1: Kyle Turris scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Craig Anderson stopped 37 shots to lift Ottawa to a win at Sunrise, Florida.

Zack Smith had an early short-handed goal for the Senators, who have won four of their last six games.


A PERSON WITH knowledge of the trade said the Minnesota Wild have acquired Czech center Martin Hanzal from the Arizona Coyotes.

The move signals an aggressive approach from the Wild, who narrowly lead the Central Division and Western Conference over the Chicago Blackhawks.

THE LOS ANGELES Kings acquired goalie Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a trade including goalie Peter Budaj and an exchange of draft picks.

The Kings will pair Bishop with Jonathan Quick in a remarkable veteran goaltending tandem down the stretch of the regular season.

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