Atkinson scored an empty-net goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning. Atkinson helped to secure the victory with his tally in the third period. It's his 13th goal and 25th point in 37 outings this year. The veteran winger has added 104 shots on net and a minus-3 rating, mainly working on the Blue Jackets' second line. He's just one point shy of matching his output from 44 games last year.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings. The shortie was his fourth of the season, tying his previous career high set in 2018-19. Atkinson had a slow start to the campaign but has been coming on strong of late, piling up eight goals and 14 points over the last 11 games.
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.
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