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Daniil Tarasov's 47 saves lift Blue Jackets over Panthers

Captain Boone Jenner scored a goal and Daniil Tarasov made 47 saves to fuel the host Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates a goal with teammates in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gaelen Morse-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates a goal with teammates in the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gaelen Morse-USA TODAY Sports
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Captain Boone Jenner scored a goal and Daniil Tarasov made 47 saves to fuel the host Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Johnny Gaudreau collected a goal and two assists, Sean Kuraly had a short-handed goal and Yegor Chinakhov also tallied as the Blue Jackets improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games. The victory came in Brad Larsen's 100th game as head coach of Columbus.

Defenseman Aaron Ekblad, Matthew Tkachuk and Colin White each scored a goal and defenseman Gustav Forsling notched two assists for the Panthers, who have dropped three in a row (0-2-1).

Two-time Vezina Trophy recipient Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves to fall to 8-2-1 in 11 career encounters against his former team.

With Mathieu Olivier serving a tripping penalty, Columbus claimed a 3-2 lead after Eric Robinson's deflected shot caromed off Kuraly and into the net at 1:57 of the third period. The goal was Kuraly's sixth of the season and fourth in his last four games.

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Gaudreau's wrist shot from the left circle beat Bobrovsky just under six minutes later to double the advantage. Gaudreau's goal was his seventh of the season.

Jenner added his team-leading eighth goal of the season with 1:49 remaining in the third period before White answered 54 seconds later.

Tkachuk deflected Forsling's shot past Tarasov to open the scoring at 7:52 of the first period. Tkachuk's goal was his eighth of the season and third in as many games.

Chinakhov answered 3 1/2 minutes later after beating Bobrovsky between the pads on a breakaway for his third goal of the season.

Kent Johnson wired a shot from the top of the right circle to give Columbus a 2-1 lead at 2:53 of the second period.

Ekblad forged a 2-2 tie after he converted a strong drive to the net with 3:22 remaining in the second period. The goal was Ekblad's second of the season.

--Field Level Media

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