Atkinson scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 6-3 loss against Boston, but ended up with a minus-4 rating.
The diminutive winger and his mates got off to a good start in the first period, but then everything went off the rails in the next two. Atkinson's coming off his finest NHL season -- 27 goals and 53 points -- and with his premium spot on the Jackets' first line, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to post similar numbers again this year, health permitting.
Cam Atkinson dished out two helpers Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the Leafs.
Despite Columbus' struggles this season, the diminutive winger has found a way to smash his previous career high of 40 points with 52 (and counting). Five of those have come in the last five games, so look for Atkinson to get on the scoresheet at least one more time in the team's final two games against Buffalo and Chicago.
Cam Atkinson notched a power-play assist for his 50th point of the season in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes.
Atkinson has reached the 50-point club for the first time in his career, as the winger amassed 40 in each of the last two seasons. The 26-year-old is making the most out of what's left of this campaign, impacting the box score in three straight to the tune of a goal and two helpers.
The tally, which came late in the first period, was the lone goal for Columbus in the contest. Atkinson is already in unchartered waters -- at least by his own standards -- with 27 goals and 48 points, as he's been a rare bright spot on an otherwise disappointing season for the
Cam Atkinson beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason out of a scramble with just eight seconds left in the third period Tuesday, tying the game and leading to a 3-2 shootout win.
He was stopped in the shootout, but a tally there would just have been gravy. The 26-year-old winger has been a consistent presence on the scoresheet lately, as he's only failed to record a point in three of his last 10 games. Atkinson already has career highs in goals (26) and points (47), so it's not hard to see him joining the league's elite scorers in the 30-goal club by the time this season's concluded.