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Blue Jackets give Leafs third straight loss


The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a game since the NHL returned from the 2014 Olympics. The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their losing streak to three games by a score of 2-1 on Monday, ending the Leafs’ seven-game home winning streak in the process.

The Blue Jackets also improved their position in the wild card race, as well. Here is how that race looks like as of Monday evening:

Two wild card teams

Toronto: 72 points in 63 games played
Detroit: 68 points in 60 GP

Bubble teams (for the sake of simplicity, 60 points will act as the cutoff)

Washington: 68 points in 62 GP
Columbus: 67 points in 61 GP
Ottawa: 65 points in 61 GP
New Jersey: 65 points in 62 GP
Carolina: 61 points in 61 GP

If the Blue Jackets manage to bump the Maple Leafs out of the playoff picture once the regular season wraps up, their season series might ranks as one of the leading reasons why. Columbus has won all three meetings against Toronto.

Sergei Bobrovsky enjoyed a strong game and a few fortunate bounces:

It wasn’t all good news for the Blue Jackets, however, as Ryan Murray suffered a lower-body injury. The latest update indicates that it could end up being a season-ending concern, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline.

Flames release Ryan Wilson from PTO

Ryan Wilson, Sidney Crosby
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The Calgary Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his professional tryout.

The 28-year-old was trying to make a comeback after missing 79 games with a shoulder injury last season.

Even with T.J. Brodie sidelined because of a broken hand, Wilson still faced long odds to make the final roster.

The veteran will be hard-pressed to find NHL work with another team.

He hasn’t suited up in more than 12 regular season games since 2011-12.

The Stockton Heat, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, also made some news on Sunday.

The club announced that they’ve signed Colton Orr to an AHL contract.

The 33-year-old tough guy suited up in just one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He has 12 seasons of NHL experience under his belt.

‘Yotes return Dylan Strome to OHL

Dylan Strome, Nikita Nikitin

The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the OHL.

Strome, 18, was the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

The 6’3, 185 pounder was hoping to stick with the Coyotes this season, but the team decided to take the conservative approach with their top prospect.

Strome will look to build off an incredible junior season that saw him score 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games.

Strome seems to be taking the demotion in stride.

The team also announced that they’ve assigned goaltender Louis Domingue and forward Matthias Plachta to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.

Domingue, 23, had a 1-2-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in seven games last season.

Plachta, a free agent signing, will begin his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 35 points in the German League last season.