COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sean Kuraly scored shorter-handed and Daniil Tarasov turned back again 47 pictures as the Columbus Blue Jackets gained 5-3 Sunday evening, sending the Florida Panthers to their third straight decline.
Johnny Gaudreau contributed a goal and two assists, Kent Johnson scored his 1st NHL electric power-perform purpose, and Yegor Chinakhov and Boone Jenner just about every included a aim for Columbus, which has received four of its final 5 at property. Tarasov faced a job-large 50 shots and 94 shot makes an attempt in his 1st earn considering that Oct. 23.
“You need someone to maintain fort for you,” reported Blue Jackets mentor Brad Larsen, who was behind the bench for his 100th NHL video game. “You appear at all the very good teams—their goalies do that for them. And (Tarasov) did it really significantly all night time tonight.”
Matthew Tkachuk, Aaron Ekblad and Colin White scored for Florida, and Nick Cousins additional two helps. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18.
Florida went up 1- at 7:52 of the very first when Tkachuk tipped in a Gustav Forsling a person-timer from the blue line for his third objective in as lots of video games.
“We bought to get some people today on that front and rating some tricky unpleasant goals, for the reason that we’re having a difficult time completing the plays all around the internet,” Florida coach Paul Maurice claimed.
Chinakhov knotted the rating with 9 minutes left in the very first with a breakaway for his to start with intention since Oct. 30, and Johnson designed it 2-1 with his electricity-engage in aim at 2:53 of the second period.
Ekblad pulled Florida even, poking the puck concerning Tarasov’s pads with about three minutes left in the 2nd period for his 1st target considering the fact that missing 11 games with a lessen-human body harm.
Kuraly place Columbus again in entrance at 1:57 of the 3rd, deflecting in Eric Robinson’s shot with 35 seconds still left in a Florida electric power-participate in for his fourth intention in as several online games. Gaudreau then gave Columbus a two-objective guide at 7:55, firing from the still left circle.
“I think we received a recreation that maybe wasn’t likely our way all night time and found a way to be experienced about it adhere in the sport and continue to make the appropriate performs,” Kuraly reported. “Credit to us. I think we confirmed some maturity in a large amount of conditions tonight.”
Jenner made it 5-2 with two minutes remaining in the recreation, adopted by Colin White with 55 seconds left in the match.
Tkachuk aim extended his position streak to four online games, and Forsling most important support on that goal prolonged his streak of helpers to five games. Luostarinen secondary support saved alive his 3-video game point streak. In addition to his aim, Gaudreau registered an guide in his fourth consecutive match on Saturday to give him 2-7-9 in his previous eight video games. Jenner’s purpose stretched his details streak to four straight game titles and five consecutive house outings. He has 10 details (7-3) in the previous 8 games.
The Columbus Blue Jackets positioned goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 15 and recalled winger Trey Fix-Wolansky from the Cleveland Monsters. Merzlikins, 28, experienced a hip damage in opposition to Philadelphia and is envisioned to pass up at minimum a different week.
The goalie matchup of Tarasov and Bobrovsky showcased two natives of Novokuznetsk, Russia. Bobrovsky’s idol was Tarasov’s father, Vadim, and Tarasov has intently followed Bobrovsky’s NHL career and confronted him for the very first time. “You play against Russian goalies in the NHL, each and every time it’s exclusive,” Tarasov mentioned. “Tonight was quite specific (considering the fact that) we are from identical city.”
Florida: Hosts Boston on Wednesday evening.
Columbus: Hosts Montreal on Wednesday evening.
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