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The Columbus Blue Jackets stayed hot thanks to a big night from rookie centre Pierre-Luc Dubois.

Dubois had his first career hat trick and the Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Thursday night.

”We have a lot of experience in this room and I’m lucky enough to play with guys like (Artemi Panarin) and Cam (Atkinson) Dontae Johnson Color Rush Jersey , who are two amazing players,” Dubois said. ”I want to keep winning and keep improving. It’s a great environment to learn in.”

Columbus earned its sixth straight road victory and 12th win in its past 13 games, and moved past the Philadelphia Flyers and into third place in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are one point back of the second place Pittsburgh Penguins.

”We can’t control what the other teams do but if we keep winning, I think we’ll put ourselves in a pretty good spot,” Dubois added.

Markus Hannikainen and Markus Nutivaara also scored for Columbus. Dubois’ linemates Artemi Panerin and Cam Atkinson each had two assists.

Chris Stewart scored for Calgary, ruining Sergei Bobrovky’s shutout bid with 22 seconds left in the game.

The Flames have lost seven straight games, being outscored 33-8 over that span.

”We’re feeling sorry for ourselves a little bit too much,” Flames veteran Matt Stajan said. ”These games are hard to play, but we’re in the NHL, we have to go after it a little bit better. We’re making way too many mistakes – turning pucks over, odd-man rushes – things that you lose hockey games because of.”

Columbus coach John Tortorella won his 128th game, moving him past Todd Richards into first on the club’s all-time list.

Because of an injury to Marcus Foligno (lower body) Cheap Saquon Barkley Jersey , Dubois was re-united with Panarin and Atkinson on the top line in Edmonton on Tuesday and so far, so good. Dubois’ first multi-goal game came after the trio combined for two goals against the Oilers.

Making it 2-0 at 12:23 of the first period, Dubois’ first of the game came on a one-timer past rookie Jon Gillies after being set up neatly by Panarin.

Dubois’ second, making it 3-0 at 3:55 of the second, came after a sensational end-to-end rush by Atkinson, who wove his way down the ice, eventually sliding a backhand pass into the slot that Dubois snapped just inside the post.

He capped off his memorable night with a power-play goal at 15:23 of the third.

Eighteen goals on the season is a team record for goals by a rookie, surpassing Rick Nash’s 17 in 2002-03. The 2016 fourth overall pick has 44 points on the season, three back of Zach Werenski’s record for points by a rookie, set last season.

Calgary outshot the Blue Jackets 38-28, but as has been the theme lately for the injury-riddled club missing its three top goal scorers, the Flames struggled to get one past Bobrovsky.

Among the stops for the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy winner was a sprawling stop of Micheal Ferland in the first period. Early in the second Cassius Marsh Color Rush Jersey , Bobrovsky stabbed his glove to snare a dangerous shot from 15 feet from Nick Shore.

With Sean Monahan (wrist), Matthew Tkachuk (upper) and TJ Brodie (upper body) among the injured Flames, Calgary lost defenseman Travis Hamonic (upper body) after he was shaken up in a collision late in the first period.

NOTES: The Flames have called up Spencer Foo from Stockton (AHL). He will make his NHL debut on Saturday against Edmonton. … Johnny Gaudreau (family matter) missed his second game, but he will rejoin the team on Friday. … Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky (illness) left the game in the second period.

UP NEXT:

Blue Jackets: Travel to Vancouver on Saturday.

Flames: Host Edmonton on Saturday night.



All of about 2 1/2 minutes into the game, Washington forward Markieff Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby needed to be separated after a near-fight that drew in other players.

Early in the third quarter Friday night, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was called for a flagrant foul when he swiped a hand across Bradley Beal’s forehead as the Wizards guard went in for a breakaway layup. Later in that period, things really came close to spiraling out of control, but John Wall’s bodyguard interceded when Washington’s All-Star jawed with Toronto’s Serge Ibaka.

As that scene unfolded on the court, spectators directed ”U-S-A! U-S-A!” chants at the opponents from Canada, and Bruce Springsteen’s ”Born in the U.S.A.” blared over the arena’s speakers. Amid all the ruckus, Beal and Wall kept their heads and helped the Wizards pull further and further away for a 122-103 victory.

What was once a dull, lopsided series is suddenly quite interesting.

Beal heeded his coach’s plea to ”do his job” by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half http://www.billsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-harrison-phillips-jersey , Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the eighth-seeded Wizards cut their Eastern Conference first-round playoff deficit to 2-1.

”We’re not going out to try to box every game,” Beal said, before describing Morris as ”a bully with a smile.”

Added Beal: ”We came out tonight with an edge about ourselves.”

After letting the Raptors grab the first 2-0 series lead in franchise history, the Wizards came home and checked off every box coach Scott Brooks presented. They got Beal more involved after he made only three shots in Game 2; they actually led after the first quarter, 30-29; they produced 19 turnovers that led to 28 points.

”They came out and punched us,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. ”And we allowed them to.”

He meant that figuratively, of course, but the choice of words sure seemed apt.

The Raptors did appear to take the worse of the physical nature of the game.

DeMar DeRozan, who led Toronto with 23 points, wore a Band-Aid under his right eye afterward. Reserve Pascal Siakam held a bag of ice over a cut on his lip that required three stitches.

”Ain’t nobody fighting out here,” said Lowry Alex Cappa Color Rush Jersey , who had 19 points and eight assists. ”I mean, it got physical, but ain’t nobody fighting. It’s a heated moment, but that’s the game of basketball.”

Each team boasts a pair of elite, All-Star guards. This time, Washington’s pair came out on top.

The start initially had the look of ”Here we go again,” as Toronto moved ahead 27-18. The Raptors, after all, outscored Washington by an average of 11 points in the first period over Games 1 and 2. But this time, Washington responded with a 12-point run capped by Beal’s 3 with under a minute left.

Beal scored 12 in the quarter a day after he, Wall and Brooks met to discuss ways to get Beal more involved in the offense. Entering Friday, Beal was averaging only 14 points in the playoffs Vinny Curry Color Rush Jersey , well below his 22.6 average during the regular season.

”We need both our guys to step up,” Brooks said about Beal and Wall. ”It was good tonight.”

TIP-INS

Raptors: G Fred VanVleet was out again because of a bruised right shoulder. The reserve missed Game 1, then was available for Game 2, but played only three minutes. ”He looked good in practice and, for whatever reason, it was different in the game,” Casey said. ”Couldn’t really catch the ball. Wasn’t effective shooting the ball or handling the ball. He’ll be day to day.”

Wizards: Had lost seven of their past eight games. … Outshot the Raptors 55 percent to 45 percent on field-goal tries.

NO MO’ MOHAWK

After considering dropping C Marcin Gortat from the starting lineup in favor of F Mike Scott, Brooks left things as-is. Sure worked out: Gortat responded with his best showing of these playoffs, contributing 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Asked to explain why Gortat fared so well, Brooks joked: ”He got an age-appropriate haircut,” a reference to the center’s decision to shave his mohawk.

UP NEXT:

Game 4 is at Washington on Sunday night.



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