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EDMONTON [url=http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-erik-condra-jersey]Erik Condra Jersey Womens[/url] , Alberta (AP) After Edmonton scored the first three goals of the game, the Columbus Blue Jackets made it apparent which team was still fighting for a playoff spot and which team was already out of the race.Thomas Vanek had three goals and an assist to lift the Blue Jackets over the Oilers 7-3 on Tuesday night.”We were down 3-0, but it didn’t feel like it because it was just a couple of dumb mistakes that cost us,” Vanek said. ”We felt fine about our game going into the game and even being down 3-0 we felt OK. We showed a lot of character and it was a big two points again.”Artemi Panarin, Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson and Markus Nutivaara also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won 11 of 12. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots.”We just kept pushing and at the end of the day we played a really good game, I think,” said Columbus forward Alexander Wennberg, who ended the night with a plus-six rating.Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Drake Caggiula also scored for the Oilers, who have lost two straight. Cam Talbot stopped 13 of 18 shots before being replaced by Laurent Brossoit.”It was awful, horrible,” McDavid said of his team’s collapse. ”We had the good start (tonight) and then the game just went right back to where we were at during the start of the year. It’s disappointing as we had been pretty good of late.”Edmonton got on the board 3:37 into the first period when a mix-up behind the net between Bobrovsky and Nutivaara allowed McDavid to steal the puck and send it out front to Nugent-Hopkins for his 22nd of the season. McDavid picked up his 100th point, tying his league-leading total from last year.Linesman Steve Barton was stretchered off following a collision with McDavid in the first period. Columbus’ Zach Werenski ran into McDavid and sent him flying into Barton [url=http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-carl-soderberg-jersey]Carl Soderberg Jersey[/url] , who hit his head hard on the ice. Sportsnet reported that Barton was taken to a hospital, where he was able to speak with doctors and move all extremities.McDavid scored a short-handed goal later in the period, his career-high 40th of the season. He’s the first Oilers player to hit the mark since Petr Klima did it in 1991.Edmonton made it 3-0 on the power play midway through the first when Caggiula blasted a puck top corner past Bobrovsky.Columbus came roaring back with a pair of goals within a minute, as Vanek’s shot caromed off a defender and past Talbot, and then Panarin scored his 26th on a rebound.Vanek tipped in his 23rd of the season off a shot by David Savard with 3:20 left.Jenner put Columbus ahead with a goal 1:38 into the second, and Atkinson and Vanek followed to make it a blowout. Nutivaara piled on with a goal in the third.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: Play at Calgary on Thursday night.Oilers: Play at Vancouver on Thursday night.— TORONTO — The New York Rangers will need to be wary of the Toronto Maple Leafs revived power play Saturday night when the teams meet at the Scotiabank Arena.After the Maple Leafs struggled through an 0-for-17 drought with the man advantage in their previous four games, they were 3-for-3 on the power play Thursday night in a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.“I don’t think there was any sense of panic,” said Maple Leafs center John Tavares, who scored twice, once on a power play Thursday. “We just tried to fine-tune, refocus, look at some things, get some practice time, some good video sessions, talk about it and sometimes you just get some better bounces and get rewarded. Overall [url=http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-gabriel-landeskog-jersey]Gabriel Landeskog Jersey Kids[/url] , got some good results there and obviously, want to carry it forward.”Article continues below ...On a positive note for the Rangers, they were 5-for-5 killing penalties with a short-handed goal that turned out to be the game-winner Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks after going 11-for-17 on the penalty kill in the previous four games. They are tied for fourth in the NHL with five short-handed goals.“Listen, we haven’t felt great about ourselves for a while,” Rangers coach David Quinn said after his team scored three third-period goals against Anaheim. “It’s been duly noted that we’ve been in a little bit of a spiral here; we’ve blown some leads; we’ve played some good hockey, but not good enough, and found ways to lose. But tonight was a feel-good moment for us. We didn’t play great in the first two, we didn’t play poorly; it was a very ‘blah’ hockey game, I thought, for two periods. And to be able to overcome the first two periods and play with the purpose and the pace that we did, a little bit of an edge to our game, is a testament to our guys and the mental aspect of this game.”This will be the first of three meetings between the teams this season, two in Toronto. The Rangers (15-13-5) are 4-9-2 on the road. The Maple Leafs (23-10-2) are 10-5-1 at home.Although the Maple Leafs won all three games against the Rangers last season, New York has won six of the past 10 games between the teams dating to Feb. 15, 2015.The Maple Leafs had two goals and two assists from Auston Matthews on Thursday [url=http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-j.t.-compher-jersey]http://www.officialavalanche.com/authentic-adidas-j.t.-compher-jersey[/url] , while Morgan Rielly matched his career beat with four assists, two of them on power plays.Rielly feels that the extra practice with the man advantage paid off. “Yeah, I think so,” the defenseman said. “We were dry there for a bit and when you go through tough slump like that, you’ve just got to work through it. That’s all it was. We worked on it a lot in practice and we felt good. It was just a matter of time, so we were happy with it tonight.”The Maple Leafs will be without Zach Hyman for about three weeks with a sprained ankle.“We didn’t know for sure; it’s Hyman so he didn’t complain about anything and he kept playing anyway (Tuesday),” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “He got the slew foot there in New Jersey (in the 7-2 Toronto win) and went into the boards, hurt his ankle, kept playing. We thought — he tried to go (Thursday) and we thought he was playing (against the Panthers). Obviously, it’s like anything, you get an opportunity for someone else. He’s a real important part of our team because he’s so heavy. We don’t have enough heavy guys and he’s one of those guys. So, that hurts us that way to be heavy in the offensive zone. Someone else gets an opportunity, someone else gets an opportunity on the penalty kill and we’ll end up being better for it.”Cody McLeod (fractured hand) has missed 11 games for the Rangers, while Kevin Shattenkirk (separated shoulder) has missed three games and Jesper Fast (upper-body) has been put for two.