Bobrovsky lifts Panthers past Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS — Sergei Bobrovsky made 38 saves for the Florida Panthers in a 4-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

The Panthers (16-5-4) have one regulation loss in seven games (4-1-2) and are 8-2-0 in their past 10 road games.

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Michael Del Zotto scored, and Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves for the Blue Jackets (10-12-5). Columbus has two wins in its past nine games (2-6-1).

Juho Lammikko scored at 4:59 of the first period to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

Patric Hornqvist tipped Aaron Ekblad‘s shot for a power-play goal at 2:45 of the second period to make it 2-0. 

Del Zotto scored at 5:45 of the second to get the Blue Jackets within 2-1.

Owen Tippett made it 3-1 at 18:12 of the second with a power-play goal. 

Bjorkstrand made it 3-2 it at 11:38 of third period with a redirect of a shot by Zach Werenski.

Carter Verhaeghe scored at 19:37 into an empty net for the 4-2 final.

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