Cam Atkinson scored twice in the second period and Sergei Bobrovsky had 32 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Thursday night.

Atkinson’s goals, both set up with on-target passes from Artemi Panarin, were part of a three-goal flurry in a seven-minute span of the second period that saw Columbus tie the score and take the lead for good.

Anthony Duclair, Nick Foligno, Josh Anderson and Sonny Milano also scored for the Blue Jackets.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, covers the puck in front of Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The rally and victory were especially welcome for the Blue Jackets — and especially Bobrovsky — who had four days off to stew after being routed by Tampa Bay last Saturday night 8-2.

Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Oskar Lindblom and Sean Courturier scored for the Flyers. Backup goalie Calvin Pickard, in a scheduled start ahead of Brian Elliott, stopped 22 shots.

Konecny got credit for his first goal of the year when he redirected a shot from Robert Hagg halfway through the first period.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson, right, scores against Philadelphia Flyers’ Calvin Pickard during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Duclair answered late in the period with what was the most impressive goal of the game. He fell with the puck in front of the Flyers’ goal, popped to his feet, corralled it again and, still off-balance, whacked it between Pickard’s pads.

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead with 50 second left in the first period when Courturier lifted a shot over Bobrovsky’s shoulder from the top of the right circle.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Laughton fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The Blue Jackets tied it again early in the second when Atkinson, skating hard to the blue paint, tipped in a Panarin pass.

Atkinson buried his second of the night three minutes later, winning a one-on-one battle to the net with Hagg. Foligno made it 4-2, snapping a shot past Pickard’s stick side later in the second.

Lindblom got a wrap-around goal early in the third period to pull it to 4-3, but Anderson got another one for Columbus with five minutes left in the game when he grabbed the puck away from a falling Christian Folin in front of the Philadelphia net and capitalized. Milano got the sixth at 2:12.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Artemi Panarin, right, of Russia, tries to carry the puck past Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

NOTES: Corban Knight made his season debut after being out with an upper-body injury. He replaced Mikhail Vorobyev, who was scratched. … Tortorella said injured defenseman Seth Jones (knee) is skating again. He’s expected to be out several more weeks. … C Nolan Patrick missed his third game with an upper-body injury.

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Philadelphia Flyers’ Christian Folin, left to right, of Sweden, Claude Giroux, and Robert Hagg, of Sweden, celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets’ during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Philadelphia: Hosts New Jersey on Saturday.

Columbus: Hosts Chicago on Saturday.

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Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek, right, of the Czech Republic, checks Columbus Blue Jackets’ David Savard during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Source: The Associated Press

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