Posted March 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cam Atkinson scored the shootout winner and Steve Mason made 28 saves after coming in for an injured Curtis Sanford as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Sunday night. Nikita Nikitin scored for Columbus, which was playing on back-to-back nights. The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 Saturday night in Vancouver. Matt Stajan scored for Calgary (34-26-13), which snapped a four-game home winning streak. It was a costly weekend for Calgary's playoff aspirations in the congested Western Conference. The Flames remained in 11th place after dropping two straight, including Friday's 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Sanford was hurt early in the first period and did not return.
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