Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/5/14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cam Atkinson scored two goals -- giving him five in five periods -- to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 7-3 victory on Saturday over the New York Islanders in the regular-season finale for both teams. Rick Nash opened the scoring in what could be his final game for the Blue Jackets. He has asked for a trade and management has said it will try to deal him this summer. James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal each added a goal and two assists and R.J. Umberger and Jack Johnson also scored. Steve Mason made 35 saves. Atkinson also had an assist. Milan Jurcina and Michael Grabner each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, with Kyle Okposo also scored. The Blue Jackets opened the season by going 0-7-1, but closed it by winning five of six and going 16-14-1 over the last 31 games. Interim coach Todd Richards, who took over a team that was 11-25-5 under the fired Scott Arniel, led Columbus to an 18-21-2 record. The Islanders remain the only NHL team to have n...
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