Blue Jackets extend streak to 16, Maple Leafs beaten

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The Columbus Blue Jackets made it 16 wins in a row in the NHL on Tuesday, while the Toronto Maple Leafs and their streak came to an end.

Columbus led from start to finish as they stayed hot with a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Maple Leafs suffered a 6-5 loss to the Washington Capitals in overtime, ending a six-game winning run for the visitors.

Elsewhere, the Buffalo Sabres made light work of the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Nashville Predators.

 

BLUE JACKETS ON VERGE OF RECORD

The Blue Jackets are one win away from tying the NHL record of 17 consecutive wins.

Goals from Cam Atkinson, William Karlsson and Nick Foligno helped Columbus close in on the Pittsburgh Penguins' record set in 1992-93.

 

MAPLE LEAFS CRUMBLE

Toronto held a 4-2 lead heading into the third and final period but they were unable to see off Washington.

After making it 5-5 heading into OT, Alex Ovechkin scored 22 seconds into the additional period to complete the Capitals' comeback.

 

OVECHKIN THE HERO 

 

SABRES CRUSH RANGERS, CANADIENS WIN IN OT

Anders Nilsson made 24 saves the Sabres routed the Rangers 4-1 and the Canadiens beat the Predators 2-1 in overtime.

In other results, the Los Angeles Kings prevailed 2-1 in overtime against the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils accounted for the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 and the Winnipeg Jets outlasted the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4. 

 

FLYERS, RED WINGS IN ACTION

The Philadelphia Flyers take to the ice against the Rangers on Wednesday. The Detroit Red Wings face the Anaheim Ducks.