NEW YORK (AP) Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky have the surging Columbus Blue Jackets in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race.Panarin had three goals and an assist [url=http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-jamie-mcginn-jersey]Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey[/url] , Bobrovsky made 29 saves and the Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to nine games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.”Obviously, you want to limit the penalties in the third period and the stretch run, but Bob (Bobrovsky) played great and saved us, and Bread (Panarin) was able to seal the deal,” Columbus defenseman Ian Cole said.The Blue Jackets are tied for second place in the Metropolitan Division with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at 87 points. Both teams trail Washington by four.It is Columbus’ longest winning streak since its 16-game run last season from Nov. 29, 2016, to Jan. 3, 2017.It was Panarin’s second career hat trick and first with the Blue Jackets. 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Lundqvist was briefly shaken up when Matt Calvert upended him and knocked his helmet off with five minutes remaining.”I was just more surprised. I thought both of them saw me, but I guess not,” Lundqvist said. ”It hurt pretty much everywhere – my foot, my back, my neck. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. It happens.”With Columbus leading 3-2 in the third period, Cam Atkinson drove toward the net and Lundqvist made the initial save, but Panarin poked the puck free and in for his 24th goal at 11:19.”I was mad at Cam that he’s shooting for once [url=http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-jonathan-huberdeau-jersey]Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey[/url] ,” Panarin joked through a translator. ”And then I’m grateful the referee probably didn’t see the moment he was behind the goalie and that helped us.”Kreider scored his 14th with 1:52 remaining to get the Rangers to 4-3.Panarin added an empty-netter for the hat trick and his 25th of the season.Earlier, Panarin made it 2-0 in the second. Cole, acquired at the trade deadline, sent a pass to Panarin, who wristed it past Lundqvist at 9:28.”He’s special,” Cole said of Panarin. ”He’s certainly a player you look for. Anytime you see him with space, you want to give him the puck. It’s something that tends to work out well for us.”Hayes then had three impressive scoring chances in the second half of the second period.Bobrovsky stopped him on a short-handed breakaway with about nine minutes remaining. A few minutes later, with the Rangers again short-handed, Jesper Fast grabbed a deflected pass and sent Hayes in on another breakaway and this time he beat Bobrovsky to make it 2-1 with his 21st goal of the season at 13:44. Hayes also hit the post in the final minute of the second.Nutivaara made it 3-1 in the third with his fifth of the season at 4:05. Panarin had the primary assist.Zibanejad got the Rangers closer at 3-2 with his 25th goal of the season at 7:16. He has nine points (six goals, three assists) in a five-game point streak.Thomas Vanek, another trade-deadline acquisition [url=http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-keith-yandle-jersey]Keith Yandle Jersey[/url] , helped the Blue Jackets open the scoring. He sent a backhand pass from behind the net to Wennberg in the slot and he wristed the puck past Lundqvist at 14:05 of the first period for his eighth goal.Lundqvist briefly kept it a one-goal deficit when he stopped Vanek as the Blue Jackets came in on a 2-on-0 break less than four minutes into the second.NOTES: Defenseman Seth Jones has missed the past two games and is day to day with an upper-body injury. … Former Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky was a healthy scratch for Columbus. … Zibanejad played in his 400th game. … The Rangers are 5-3-2 since the trade deadline.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: Host the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.Rangers: At the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.— HERNING, Denmark (AP) Captain Connor McDavid scored a hat trick to lead Canada to a 5-0 win over Norway on Thursday at the ice hockey world championship, while the Czech Republic beat Russia 4-3 in overtime.Earlier Thursday, Cam Atkinson scored in overtime to give the United States a 3-2 win over Latvia, its fourth straight victory at the tournament.In another tight game, Slovakia kept its hopes alive for a quarterfinal spot by topping France 3-1, with Michal Cajkovsky scoring the final goal into an empty net.Bo Horvat scored the other two goals for Canada while goaltender Curtis McElhinney only needed to make nine saves for the shutout.”We came out and did what we had to again,” McDavid said. ”I think we’ve got a lot better as the tournament’s going on here. 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They fought from the start all over to the end,” he said. ”We took the points but we need to be a lot of better.”Chris Kreider gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead when he knocked in a loose puck on a power play, but Latvia defenseman Uvis Balinskis ended goalie Keith Kinkaid’s bid for a third straight shutout with a deflected shot with 2:03 remaining in the first period.Latvia then went ahead in the middle period through Andris Dzerins, but Colin White tied it for the U.S. with a slap shot that went between the pads of goalie Elvis Merzlikins.Captain Patrick Kane and forward Alex DeBrincat finished with two assists.Kinkaid made several key stops in the third period and finished with 17 saves in the game.”I was just trying to keep my team even at 2-2 and they did the rest,” Kinkaid said. ”It took the overtime period to do it but we’ve got the win.”The U.S. and Canada top Group B in Herning with 10 points followed by Finland on nine. Latvia has six points and Norway three.In Copenhagen, Sweden dominates Group A with 12 points while Russia is second with 10. Switzerland is one point back while Slovakia has seven, one more than the Czechs.