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NHL Three Stars: Atkinson’s pair leads Blue Jackets; Blackhawks snap Hiller’s streak

Sean Leahy
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No. 1 Star: Cam Atkinson, Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus won their fifth in a row thanks in part to a two-goal night from Atkinson, the team's second-leading goal scorer. His spinning wrist shot early in the third gave the Blue Jackets their final goal in a 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals:

No. 2 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

Hossa scored the Blackhawks' opening goal shorthanded as they built up a 3-0 lead over the Anaheim Ducks before hanging on for a 4-2 win. To end the night, Hossa would pot his 19th of the season via an empty-net as Chicago snapped Jonas Hiller's 14-game win streak.

No. 3 Star: Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Bob was splendid for the Blue Jackets making 26 saves, including this door-stop glove hand robbery of Alex Ovechkin in the second period:

Honorable mention: Ryan Johansen, Columbus' leading goal scorer, tallied his 18th of the year and added an assist ... Mark Letestu notched his fourth goal in three games ... Jack Johnson played a game-high 25:24 and recorded a pair of assists ... Milestones for Brooks Laich (600 games), Todd Richards (300 games) ... Jay Beagle meet Jack Johnson:

Ryan Getzlaf scored his 24th of the season in the loss ... This was a pretty OK stop by Corey Crawford on Corey Perry in tight:

Did you know? This was Chicago's first win over Anaheim since Dec. 2011. (AP)

Dishonorable mention: Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 14 shots and was pulled after 21:41 ... Washington has now lost four in a row and 11 of their last 15 ... After colliding with Bryan Bickell, Kris Versteeg left the game and is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

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