Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Atkinson tallied twice and Jack Johnson added two assists, as Columbus took down Washington, 5-1, at Nationwide Arena. Ryan Johansen, James Wisniewski and Mark Letestu also found the back of the net for the Blue Jackets, who extended their season-best win streak to five games. Sergei Bobrovsky was solid in goal, making 26 saves. The 25-year-old Russian picked up his first win against his Friday foes since Jan. 18, 2011 for the Flyers. John Carlson produced the lone offense for the Capitals, who stumbled to their fourth straight defeat. Philipp Grubauer was yanked and took the loss after giving up three goals on 14 shots in almost 22 minutes. Braden Holtby finished up by allowing two scores.
Final Score: Chicago 4, Anaheim 2
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Marian Hossa scored a pair of goals, including a key empty-net score in the final eight seconds, as Chicago put an end to a pair of Anaheim streaks of success with a 4-2 victory in a clash of the top teams in the West from United Center. Bryan Bickell and Kris Versteeg added tallies for the Blackhawks, who pulled within four points of their Friday foes for the top seed in the conference. Corey Crawford made 19 saves, winning for the first time since Nov. 29. Ryan Getzlaf and Kyle Palmieri lit the lamp for the Ducks, who were bidding to become the first team in NHL history to win 19 times in a 20-game span but fell short despite a late comeback. Jonas Hiller lost for the first time since Dec. 3, ending his club-record win streak at 14 games and remaining tied with Tom Barrasso for the second-most consecutive wins in one season by a goaltender.