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Quick Takes: Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers

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Here’s our instant take on tonight’s game.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

First Period

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.

Second Period

A goal by Anthony Duclair: good

Three goals for Florida: bad

Outshot by Florida 22-5 (not a typo): absolutely freaking hideously ugly

Third Period

Columbus won a period and a hockey game. Goals from Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson saw the Jackets through.

Final

Columbus Blue Jackets 5 Florida Panthers 4