Atkinson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Chicago. The veteran winger opened the scoring for the Jackets midway through the first period after they'd fallen into a 2-0 hole, and Atkinson then helped set up Patrik Laine for his second tally of the night in the second. Atkinson has put his sluggish start to the season well behind him, piling up seven goals and 12 points in the last nine games.
Atkinson scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over Nashville. Atkinson used a little bit of good fortune to extend his goal-scoring streak to five game. He unleashed a shot from the right circle that was blocked by a sliding Nashville defenseman but went up and over goaltender Juuse Saros, who never saw it. Atkinson has piled up nine points during his current run and has posted four-plus shots in each of the last four. The 31-year-old is on one of the best streaks of his career and now has seven goals and seven assists in 18 games overall.
Atkinson scored a goal on a game-high seven shots in Monday's 7-3 loss to Carolina. Atkinson cleaning up a rebound on the doorstep to open the scoring just 26 seconds into the game. The 31-year-old is on some kind of tear right now, scoring for the fourth consecutive game and for the fifth time in his last six. He's piled up nine points during that stretch to go with a plus-7 rating. Atkinson registered 26 points in 44 games in 2019-20 but is already halfway to that mark through 17 contests this season.
Atkinson scored a goal on four shots and added an assist Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago. Atkinson set up Patrick Laine's goal that opened the scoring in the first period, then he gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead late in the middle frame with a deflection goal in the slot. Atkinson has put together a modest three-game point streak, totaling six points (two goals, four assists) in the last two contests alone. The 31-year-old has 12 points on the year, already nearly halfway to the 26 he scored all of last season.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal and dished out three assists in Thursday's 6-5 win over Chicago. He also had four shots and was plus-2. Atkinson opened the scoring in the first period with his short-handed goal, beating Chicago goalie Kevin Lankinen from long range, then racked up all three of his helpers in the final frame. There was a bit of good fortune involved here, with all three assists resulting from teammates knocking home Atkinson rebounds. Nonetheless, the 31-year-old played a highly impactful game and was named the No. 1 star. He has four goals and six assists through 15 games.
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