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Cam Atkinson Game-Winner Lifts Blue Jackets to 2-1 OT Win over Capitals

The Blue Jackets keep rolling, as they won their sixth-straight game at home, defeating the Washington Capitals 2-1 in OT.

The streak matches the franchise record and came courtesy of clutch goals from Zach Werenski and Cam Atkinson.

Washington came into play with the third-best record in the Metropolitan Division and led 1-0 after two periods of play, as Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season.

As he has done all season, the rookie, Werenski, stepped up to tie the game 13 minutes into the third period, scoring his fifth goal of the season.

Werenski is up to 13 points in 14 games.

The game went to OT and the home ice magic continued, as Atkinson ended it with a beautiful game-winner coming out of a face-off.

The Jackets improve to 8-4-2 and host the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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