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The Buzzer: Meet Matiss Kivlenieks; Booming Blackhawks and Blue Jackets

Three Stars 1. Oliver Bjorkstrand, Columbus Blue Jackets Bjorkstrand played a big role in the Blue Jackets’ fifth consecutive win. The Rangers carried a 1-0 lead into the third period, where Bjorkstrand scored both of Columbus’ goals for a 2-1 win. The first one was unassisted, while Bjorkstrand generated the game-winner with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation. The Blue Jackets sit in the East’s first wild-card spot … for the time being. Bjorkstrand now has 14 goals, putting him in range of last season’s career-high of 23. He finished Sunday at 25 points in 37 games this season. 2. Matiss Kivlenieks, also Columbus Blue Jackets Don’t blame hockey fans if they say, “OK, now the Blue Jackets are just inventing Eu ...