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Johansen lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers in SO

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno scored in regulation for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 52 shots.

Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist for the Panthers. Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and had an assist and Roberto Luongo made 17 saves.

Johansen’s shot went over Luongo’s right shoulder in the fourth round of the shootout for the only score in the tiebreaker.

The 55 shots were a season-high for the Panthers and also the most given up by Columbus.

The Blue Jackets won for the second time in eight games and stretched their win streak against Florida to 10 games. The Panthers haven’t beaten Columbus since Nov. 21, 2007.

Trailing 3-0, the Panthers scored three goals in a span of 4:37 in the second period to tie it.

Fleischmann scored on a 2-on-1 at 2:54. Jonathan Huberdeau passed across to Fleischmann in the right circle and his slap shot went over Bobrovsky’s left shoulder to make the score 3-1.

Bjugstad scored the next two goals. His soft wrist shot got past Bobrovsky at 5:04 to make it 3-2. Bjugstad’s second goal came during a power play as his shot from the left side of the net hit a Columbus player’s skate and went in at 7:31 to tie it 3-all. Bjugstad leads the Panthers with 10 goals.

The Blue Jackets were outshot 38-7 in the second and third periods.

Leading 2-0, the Blue Jackets stretched their lead to three early in the second on Jenner’s goal. Luongo blocked a shot by Atkinson but Jenner fired in the rebound at 51 seconds.

The Blue Jackets took a 1-0 lead 1:07 into the game. Dalton Prout shot from the point and the puck bounced out. Foligno took the loose puck, skated around the net and scored on a wraparound.

The Blue Jackets went ahead 2-0 later in the first on a breakaway by Atkinson. The puck got by a Panthers defenseman and Atkinson grabbed the puck, skated in on Luongo, and beat him gloveside at 9:51.

NOTES: Panthers C Aleksander Barkov missed his second game with a hand injury. … The Panthers acquired D Jesse Blacker from the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday for D Colby Robak. … Bobrovsky is 8-1 in his career against Florida. … Jenner’s goal was his second in two games against the Panthers.

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