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    Cam Atkinson's Return Is Right on Time
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    Cam Atkinson's return is right on time

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cam Atkinson scored with 3:03 left to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

    Returning from a broken foot that sidelined him for 11 games, Atkinson tipped in Alexander Wennberg's shot. Wennberg also scored to help the Blue Jackets win for the second time in five games.

    Columbus won its sixth consecutive game against Arizona, and snapped the Coyotes' season-high five-game points streak.

    Sergei Bobrovsky had 38 saves, outdueling Antti Raanta, who stopped 25 shots for Arizona in the game that was scores after two periods. The game was the last one for both teams before the NHL All-Star break (see full recap).

    Bruins top Senators for 5th straight win
    OTTAWA, Ontario -- Jake DeBrusk scored with 8:41 left to lift the Boston Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.

    Danton Heinen and Tim Schaller also scored to help the Bruins get a point in their 18th straight game (14-0-4), their second longest point streak ever. Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots.

    Thomas Chabot and Ryan Dzingel scored for Ottawa, but the Senators are mired in a five-game skid. Mike Condon had 41 saves.

    Boston was without leading scorer Brad Marchand, who began his five-game suspension for an elbow against New Jersey forward Marcus Johansson on Tuesday (see full recap).

    DeBrincat nets hat trick in Blackhawks' rout
    DETROIT -- Alex DeBrincat had his second hat trick of an impressive rookie season and the Chicago Blackhawks chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the first period on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Red Wings on Thursday night.

    DeBrincat, Anthony Duclair and Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the first 8:47 before Howard was pulled, and the Red Wings never got back in the game. DeBrincat added another goal in the second period and scored an empty-netter in the third, bringing his season total to 17.

    Anton Forsberg came within 3:51 of his first career shutout before Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit.

    DeBrincat opened the scoring after just 3:19 when he wheeled around and shot from near the top of the right circle. With Chicago's Jonathan Toews creating traffic in front, the puck went past Howard for a 1-0 lead.

    Duclair made it 2-0 with a shot from the high slot. Then Hinostroza came in on a 2-on-1 and decided to shoot himself, beating Howard to give Chicago a three-goal advantage.

    Howard headed to the bench after making only six saves, and Petr Mrazek replaced him (see full recap).