Dubinsky nets lone SO goal to send Columbus past Florida 4-3
Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky, left, scores the game winning goal against Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo during a shootout of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The Blue Jackets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Brandon Dubinsky scored the only shootout goal in the third round, and Scott Hartnell had a goal and assist as the hot Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday.
Seth Jones and Brandon Saad also scored for Columbus, which has won nine of its last 14 games. Alexander Wennberg added two assists. Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves in regulation and overtime to pick up an 11th win in his last 16 starts.
Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck and Logan Shaw scored for Florida. The Panthers entered with wins in three of four games as they try to hold off rivals Tampa Bay and Boston for the division crown. Roberto Luongo had 22 saves in regulation and overtime.
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Dubinsky initially mishandled the puck but still was able roof a hard shot for the clinching goal.