Atkinson scores in OT, Blue Jackets rally past Capitals 2-1

Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, tries to cover the puck as teammate Ryan Murray, right, and Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky, of Austria, look for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Cam Atkinson scored 37 seconds into overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 Tuesday night.

Atkinson buried a wrister off a face-off from the right circle past Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer to win it and extend Columbus' home winning streak to six.

Zach Werenski scored the tying goal with just under seven minutes remaining for the Blue Jackets, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.

Nicklas Backstrom scored late in the second period for Washington, and Brubauer finished with 20 saves.