What he did: Atkinson picked right up where he left off after the Jackets' disappointing loss to the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The veteran right wing's goal-scoring and point production from the final two months of the season continued, with seven goals, four assists, 11 points and two game-winning goals in 10 games to help the U. S. win bronze.
He helped Team USA defeat rival Canada twice, including the final game for the bronze Markus Hannikainen Jersey. In the first game against the Canadians, Atkinson decided the game with two shootout goals, and he also scored a game-winner in overtime to beat Latvia.
Atkinson flip-flopped wing positions and lines but remained among the top-six forwards for the duration of the tournament, even playing opposite U. S. captain Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) for a stretch.
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He ended up with more than 20 goals again, and the way he scored at the end, if he can keep that going and start where next year where he finished, he'll be in great shape. We never had any doubts about Cam. That's why we signed him to that long-term contract and he'll be a big part of our success next year again. Sometimes you go through slumps, but the good players come out of it, and he came out of it strong Ryan Murray Jersey. He finished the season on the right note and hopefully continues where he finished Jack Johnson Jersey. Kekalainen.
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