Panthers remain red-hot, roll past Blue Jackets 9-2

The Florida Panthers celebrate their 9-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the FLA Live Arena on January 15, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) (Joel Auerbach, 2022 Getty Images)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Carter Verhaeghe and Anton Lundell each scored twice, MacKenzie Weegar tied a career-best with four points and the NHL-leading Florida Panthers scored early and often on the way to beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2.

Aaron Ekblad had three assists for Florida.

Weegar, Jonathan Huberdeau, Anthony Duclair, Sam Bennett and Patric Hornqvist all had goals for the Panthers, who improved the NHL’s best record to 26-7-5 and best home mark to 21-3-0.

Gustav Nyquist and Boone Jenner had goals for Columbus, both coming in the third period.

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