I really miss Emmet, but it never seems to work right


I really miss Emmet, since things like this are so easy with it, but it never seems to work in Atom the way it did in Sublime text. It was the main reason I used ST, and to this day I need to open ST just to do some tasks that without Emmet are a PITA.

Here, I need to wrap a series of numbers and periods the beginning of lines with a span class.

When I invoke the command, it deletes the numbers!