(*47*) makes 47 saves, Blue Jackets hand Panthers third loss in a row

COLUMBUS — Daniel (*47*) made an NHL career-high 47 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

(*47*) was making his first NHL begin since Oct. 25 after being recalled from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on an emergency foundation on Wednesday.

“Just a bit nervous earlier than the primary photographs,” (*47*) stated. “I did not play in the NHL for a very long time.”

The sport was additionally significant for the 23-year-old as a result of he was dealing with the Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovskywhose profession he has adopted carefully.

“Every time I play in opposition to a Russian goalie in the NHL it is particular, and tonight it was particular as a result of we’re from the identical city (Novokuznetsk),” (*47*) stated.

Video: FLA@CBJ: Gaudreau will increase Blue Jackets’ lead in third

Johnny Gaudreau had a objective and two assists, and Boone Jenner, Yegor Chinakhov, Sean Kuraly and Kent Johnson additionally scored for the Blue Jackets (7-10-1), who’re 4-1-1 in their previous six video games.

Matthew Tkachuk and Aaron Ekblad scored Gustav Forsling had two assists, and Bobrovsky made 18 saves for the Panthers (9-8-2), who’ve misplaced three straight, together with 5-4 in a shootout to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

“We’ve obtained to get some individuals on that entrance [end] and rating some laborious ugly targets as a result of we’re having a laborious time finishing the performs across the internet,” Florida coach Paul Maurice stated.

Tkachuk gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 7:52 of the primary interval, tipping in a one-timer from the left level by Forsling.

Chinakhov tied it 1-1 at 11:21 on a breakaway after intercepting a move from Marc Staal on the Blue Jackets’ blue line.

Florida outshot Columbus 18-4 in the primary interval.

“It’s type of been the identical story all yr,” Panthers ahead Nick Cousins stated. “First interval we come out and dominate the shot class and each different statistic, and after that we take the foot off the fuel and the opposite staff comes with a push.

“We’ve obtained to determine our second interval. Third durations we’re superb, we come out with power. Second durations have gotten to be higher.”

Video: FLA@CBJ: Tkachuk nets eighth objective of season in 1st

Johnson put Columbus forward 2-1 at 2:53 of the second interval, curling in the proper face-off circle and scoring by way of a display screen by Jenner on a energy play.

Ekblad tied it 2-2 at 16:38 when he skated in from the left circle and jammed the puck between the pads of (*47*).

Kuraly was credited with a short-handed objective that made it 3-2 at 1:57 of the third interval when the rebound of Eric Robinson‘s shot went in off his leg.

“Huge objective,” Gaudreau stated. “You might see our confidence go straight by way of the roof there. We have been enjoying in their zone even with the lead.”

Video: FLA@CBJ: Kuraly offers Blue Jackets lead in third interval

Gaudreau then made it 4-2 at 7:55, controlling a unfastened puck and scoring on a wrist shot from the left circle, and Jenner tipped in a move from Gaudreau on a energy play to increase the result in 5-2 at 18: 11.

“It’s nice to search out that chemistry with a participant,” Gaudreau stated. “It’s powerful typically dropping video games and switching traces with totally different guys, however me and Boone have caught collectively for a lot of the season.

“It takes time however we’re getting there. We’re discovering one another and utilizing one another nicely. It’s been good.”

Colin White scored with 55 seconds left for the 5-3 remaining.

Notes: Columbus goalie Elvis Merzlikins was positioned on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 15 earlier Sunday. … The Panthers held a 95-38 benefit in shot makes an attempt. … Tkachuk has scored in three straight and prolonged his level streak to 4 video games (three targets, 5 assists). … Forsling prolonged his help streak to 5 video games (six assists). … Gaudreau has six factors (one objective, 5 assists) in a four-game level streak. … Jenner prolonged his level streak to 4 video games (4 targets, two assists). … Columbus ahead Jack Roslovic missed his second straight sport due to an sickness.


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