The Blue Jackets, looking to win their third game of four and second road game to open the season sought to spoil the celebrations at the BB&T Center. Here’s what unfolded.
The Blue Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin. Werenski’s first point of the season came on a 5 on 3 for the club.
The Panthers cut the deficit to one with a goal with 19:49 gone in the first period as Evgenii Dadanov registered his first goal of the season.
A goal by Anthony Duclair: good
Three goals for Florida: bad
Outshot by Florida 22-5 (not a typo): absolutely freaking hideously ugly
Columbus won a period and a hockey game. Goals from Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson saw the Jackets through.
Columbus Blue Jackets 5 Florida Panthers 4