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NHL: 4 stories from Wednesday night

01/22/2015 01:07 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT
In the last night prior to the NHL all-star break, the Winnipeg Jets and the Ottawa Senators ended things on a high note, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost their sixth straight and the Calgary Flames couldn't solve Anaheim. 

Here are four stories:

Jets continue to fly high

The Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to a season-high five-games with a 4-0 shutout over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

Four different Jets scored to demonstrate the team's depth in a game that saw all-star Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky exit in the second period due to injury. 

His immediate replacement for Sunday's all-star game in Columbus could very well have been at the other end of the ice.

Jets rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson earned his second career shutout, steering away 29 shots and stopping Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky with the save of the game to keep his shutout intact. 

The Jets are holding down the first wild card spot in the West and are only two points behind the Chicago Blackhawks for third in the Central division. 

Sens solve Leafs at home

The latest chapter in the Battle of Ontario turned the page on the Ottawa Senators difficulties with the Toronto Maple Leafs at home. Both teams came into the Canadian Tire Centre desperate to get on track, but it was the Senators that claimed a 4-3 victory. 

Captain Erik Karlsson had his first two goal night of the season, netting his 10th in the first period and seemingly put the game out of reach with his 11th in the third. 

It was rookie Mike Hoffman that started things rolling with his 16th of the season only two minutes into the game. The 25-year-old leads his team and all rookies in goal scoring. 

A new low for slumping Leafs

The Maple Leafs may have scored more goals in Wednesday's game against the Senators than they have in their previous five combined, but they still couldn't muster a win. 

Toronto has hit a season-high six losses in a row. They managed to turn it up slightly in the third period by outshooting the Senators 17-6. It was still an underwhelming performance that saw some of the most maligned players step up. Forward David Clarkson opened up the scoring for the Leafs with his 10th of the season. 

Another Leafs player was prominent in the game early on, much to the dismay of fans captain Dion Phaneuf made the decision to drop the gloves in a second consecutive game. It wasn't pretty. 

Flames struggle in Anaheim

The Calgary Flames extended their losing streak in Anaheim to 20 games after a 6-3 loss to the Ducks. With their issues at the Honda Center, they continue to hold the dubious honour of having the longest road losing streak in the NHL. 

The result ended a four-game winning streak and a five-game road winning streak. Calgary still holds the final wild card spot in the West, with a one point advantage over the Los Angeles Kings. 

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