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