CBJ Columbus Blue Jackets 4
Columbus Blue Jackets Blue Jackets Overall (20-15)
ATS (17-18)
O/U (13-19-3)
December 22 2018
- NBCS-PH
PHI Philadelphia Flyers 3
Philadelphia Flyers Flyers Overall (14-20)
ATS (14-20)
O/U (20-14)
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
123
2433 Columbus Blue Jackets -110 Under -115 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 2.5
130
2434 Philadelphia Flyers -110 Over -105 (-1.5) +230 OVER: 7
111
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Spread ATS
2433 CBJ -110 Under: -115 (+1.5) -270 Cover: 2.5
2434 PHI -110 Over: -105 (-1.5) +230 OVER: 7
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/22/2018
7:09 AM
PHI
-110
CBJ
-110
12/22/2018
12:45 AM
CBJ
-105
PHI
-115
12/22/2018
12:00 AM
PHI
-110
CBJ
-110
12/21/2018
8:24 PM
CBJ
-110
PHI
-110
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/22/2018
7:09 AM
PHI(-1.5)
+230
CBJ
-270
12/22/2018
12:45 AM
CBJ(+1.5)
-270
PHI
+230
12/22/2018
12:00 AM
PHI(-1.5)
+230
CBJ
-270
12/21/2018
8:24 PM
CBJ(+1.5)
-270
PHI
+230
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
7:09 AM

-105

-115
12/22/2018
12:45 AM

-105

-115
12/22/2018
12:00 AM

-105

-115
12/21/2018
8:24 PM

-110

-110
Recap

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Although he's diminutive in size, Cam Atkinson plays big in front of the net.

Atkinson scored two more goals as part of an eight-point game for Columbus' top line to lead the Blue Jackets to their third straight victory, 4-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Listed at 5-foot-8, 179 pounds, Atkins upped his season total to 22 goals. He has scored at least 20 in six straight seasons.

"I like scoring goals," he said.

Atkinson netted both from close range, something he said is the key to his prowess.

"I score a lot of my goals around the net, and you have to put yourself there," he said. "I guess good reads, put yourself where you think the puck is going to go and good things happen."

Atkinson notched the first of his two scores with 10:30 left in the second period. Carter Hart made a stellar kick save on Atkinson's first attempt, but the Blue Jackets star stayed with it and roofed the follow-up shot from the left of the crease.

"I heard the crowd going bananas; they went from 100 to zero pretty quickly," Atkinson said. "He made a great save initially, just stuck with it."

He went to the other side of the goal for his 22nd of the season, finishing a good passing play with Artemi Panarin making a move before finding Scott Harrington, who sent the feed cross-ice to Atkinson.

"Just great offensive instincts," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "For a smaller guy body size, he's willing to play in the (scoring) areas."

Panarin had a goal and two assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois added three assists as part of a big night for the Blue Jackets' top line. They almost lost the opportunity for that success because of some early-game struggles.

"That line was brutal their first three shifts," Tortorella said. "I was thinking about breaking it up. Thank God I didn't overcoach."

James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist and Sean Couturier and Phil Varone netted goals for Philadelphia, which lost its first game since interim coach Scott Gordon replaced the fired Dave Hakstol and the 20-year-old Hart took over the goaltending duties.

After stopping 51 of 54 shots in wins over Detroit and Nashville this week, Hart allowed four goals on the first 15 shots he faced and finished with 15 saves. He was trying to become the fourth Flyers goalie to start his career with three straight victories.

"Obviously, I have to make a couple more saves," he said. "We didn't give them much and when they did get some chances, they capitalized."

Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves for the Blue Jackets.

Columbus, which began Saturday four points behind Washington in second in the Metropolitan Division, outscored the Flyers 3-1 in the second period to take a two-goal advantage into the third.

Philadelphia went in front 2-1 on Varone's first goal in his sixth game since his call-up from the AHL. He finished a rebound 7½ minutes into the second period.

But the Blue Jackets tallied the next three.

After Atkinson's two scores, Panarin made it a 4-2 game with 35.6 seconds left in the period when his quick shot after Dubois' faceoff win beat a screened Hart between the pads.

Van Riemsdyk notched his fifth of the season after a scramble in front of the net with 1:10 remaining in regulation to make it a one-goal contest.

NOTES: Columbus had killed off 14 straight penalties before Couturier's power-play tally with 22.3 seconds left in the first period. ... The Blue Jackets improved to 3-0 against Philadelphia this season. The teams will play their regular-season finale on Feb. 28 in Columbus. ... Bobrovsky improved to 13-3-1 against Philadelphia. ... Voracek's assist on van Riemsdyk's goal gave him 600 career points.

UP NEXT

Columbus: At the Devils on Sunday.

Philadelphia: Begin a five-game trip at the Rangers on Sunday night.

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Matchup
Blue Jackets Overall
W/L 20-15
ATS 17-18
Goals For 3.3
Goals Against 3.1
Total 13-19-3
Blue Jackets Away
W/L 10-6
ATS 10-6
Goals For 3.3
Goals Against 3.2
Total 6-9-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
12:00 PM
at Flyers W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
Devils W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-17
6:00 PM
Golden Knights W 1-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-15
6:00 PM
Ducks L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-13
6:00 PM
Kings W 4-1 W (-1.5) U (6)
12-11
6:00 PM
Canucks L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-8
6:00 PM
Capitals L 4-0 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-6
6:00 PM
at Flyers W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-4
6:00 PM
Flames L 9-6 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-1
6:00 PM
at Islanders L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
Avg. Goals For 2.6
Avg. Goals Against 2.9
ATS 3-7
Over/Under 3-7
Flyers Overall
W/L 14-20
ATS 14-20
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 3.6
Total 20-14
Flyers Home
W/L 7-10
ATS 5-12
Goals For 2.8
Goals Against 3.3
Total 9-8
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
12:00 PM
Blue Jackets L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
Predators W 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-18
6:00 PM
Red Wings W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-15
9:00 PM
at Canucks L 5-1 L (1.5) U (6.5)
12-14
8:00 PM
at Oilers L 4-1 L (1.5) U (6.5)
12-12
7:30 PM
at Flames L 6-5 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-9
2:00 PM
at Jets L 7-1 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-8
12:00 PM
at Sabres W 6-2 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-6
6:00 PM
Blue Jackets L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-1
6:00 PM
at Penguins W 4-2 W (1.5) U (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.9
Avg. Goals Against 3.7
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 5-5
Game Summary
1st Period
PHI 7:54 Penalty to Radko Gudas 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Brandon Dubinsky)
PHI 7:54 Penalty to Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Markus Hannikainen)
CBJ 7:54 Penalty to Brandon Dubinsky 2 minutes for Instigator (Drawn by Radko Gudas)
CBJ 7:54 Penalty to Brandon Dubinsky 5 minutes for Fighting (Drawn by Radko Gudas)
CBJ 7:54 Penalty to Brandon Dubinsky 10 minutes for Misconduct
CBJ 4:55 GOAL scored by Zachary Werenski assisted by Pierre-Luc Dubois and Artemi PanarinCBJ 1 PHI 0
CBJ 2:20 Penalty to Ryan Murray 2 minutes for Cross Checking (Drawn by Michael Raffl)
PHI 00:23 Power play - GOAL scored by Sean Couturier assisted by Claude GirouxCBJ 1 PHI 1
2nd Period
PHI 12:20 GOAL scored by Philip Varone assisted by James van Riemsdyk and Dale WeiseCBJ 1 PHI 2
CBJ 10:30 GOAL scored by Cam Atkinson assisted by Ryan Murray and Pierre-Luc DuboisCBJ 2 PHI 2
PHI 10:00 Penalty to Sean Couturier 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Scott Harrington)
CBJ 6:37 GOAL scored by Cam Atkinson assisted by Scott Harrington and Artemi PanarinCBJ 3 PHI 2
CBJ 2:40 Penalty to Brandon Dubinsky 2 minutes for Roughing (Drawn by Radko Gudas)
CBJ 00:36 GOAL scored by Artemi Panarin assisted by Pierre-Luc DuboisCBJ 4 PHI 2
3rd Period
PHI 12:57 Penalty to Shayne Gostisbehere 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Josh Anderson)
CBJ 9:19 Penalty to Pierre-Luc Dubois 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Jakub Voracek)
CBJ 4:05 Penalty to Brandon Dubinsky 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Radko Gudas)
PHI 1:10 GOAL scored by James van Riemsdyk assisted by Jakub Voracek and Wayne SimmondsCBJ 4 PHI 3
Box Score
Blue Jackets
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Riley Nash (C) 000000:007:36
Josh Anderson (RW) 000130:0015:47
Boone Jenner (C) 000120:0015:32
Pierre-Luc Dubois (C) 033102:0018:51
Brandon Dubinsky (C) 0000021:007:27
Oliver Bjorkstrand (RW) 000010:0010:14
Alexander Wennberg (C) 000110:0018:22
Markus Hannikainen (LW) 000100:009:14
Anthony Duclair (RW) 000200:0013:46
Cam Atkinson (RW) 202620:0020:58
Artemi Panarin (LW) 123100:0017:52
Nick Foligno (LW) 000120:0020:37

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Scott Harrington (D) 011010:0013:13
Seth Jones (D) 000100:0024:13
Markus Nutivaara (D) 000010:0017:47
Ryan Murray (D) 011032:0022:43
David Savard (D) 000200:0016:48
Zachary Werenski (D) 101110:0021:03

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Sergei Bobrovsky (G) 34/373.919WIN
Joonas Korpisalo (G) 0/00.000
Flyers
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Michael Raffl (LW) 000200:0013:51
James van Riemsdyk (LW) 112600:0017:13
Philip Varone (C) 101100:006:27
Travis Konecny (C) 000200:0015:21
Nolan Patrick (C) 000300:0015:22
Jakub Voracek (RW) 011200:0020:59
Oskar Lindblom (LW) 000100:008:38
Wayne Simmonds (RW) 011200:0019:50
Claude Giroux (C) 011400:0021:02
Scott Laughton (C) 000300:0016:50
Sean Couturier (C) 101112:0021:59
Dale Weise (RW) 011000:008:45

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Shayne Gostisbehere (D) 000302:0022:00
Robert Hagg (D) 000100:0014:26
Andrew MacDonald (D) 000130:0016:13
Travis Sanheim (D) 000020:0017:46
Radko Gudas (D) 000107:0016:32
Ivan Provorov (D) 000410:0024:53

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Michal Neuvirth (G) 0/00.000
Carter Hart (G) 15/194.789LOSS
Officials
Linesmen Derek Amell
Linesmen David Brisebois
Referee Kendrick Nicholson
Referee Jon Mclsaac