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Cam Atkinson scores twice, Sergei Bobrovsky has 26 saves in Jackets' 5-1 win over Capitals

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, center, interferes with Washington Capitals' goalie Braden Holtby, bottom, as Capitals' Karl Azner waits for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Jenner was penalized for the interference. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, center, interferes with Washington Capitals' goalie Braden Holtby, bottom, as Capitals' Karl Azner waits for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Jenner was penalized for the interference. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski chase a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski chase a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle, left, checks Columbus Blue Jackets' David Savard during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle, left, checks Columbus Blue Jackets' David Savard during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

Cam Atkinson scored two goals and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his hot streak to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

The Capitals, who got a goal from John Carlson, have lost four in a row and 11 of 15.

Ryan Johansen added a goal and assist, James Wisniewski had a goal, Mark Letestu scored for the fifth time in six games and Jack Johnson had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who had lost their past five meetings with Washington.

The victory moved the Blue Jackets to two points out of playoff position with at least one game in hand on every team ahead of them in the Metropolitan Division and wild-card playoff races.