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Bennett scores two goals, Knight makes 33 saves in NHL debut

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Sam Bennett scored two goals and Spencer Knight made 33 saves in his NHL debut to lift the Florida Panthers over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists, Aleksander Barkov scored his first goal in four games, and Ryan Lomberg also scored a goal for Florida. Anthony Duclair had three assists. The Panthers are 7-0-1 against the Blue Jackets this season.

Knight, out of Boston College and the 13th overall pick in the NHL draft, made his start one day after his 20th birthday.

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Leaders
Points: J. Huberdeau46
Plus/Minus: C. Verhaeghe23
Shots on Goal: A. Barkov148
PIM: M. Weegar41
Win: S. Bobrovsky17
Shutouts: C. Driedger2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 146 (7)
Shots: 1567 (1)
PP%: 21.6% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 410 (7)
Assists: 236 (11)
SH Goals: 2 (20)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 30 10 5 65
Florida 30 12 5 65
Tampa Bay 30 14 2 62
Nashville 25 21 1 51
Dallas 19 14 12 50
Chicago 21 20 5 47
Detroit 16 25 7 39
Columbus 15 24 9 39
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 123 (17)
Shots Against: 1393 (10)
PK%: 80.3% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 412 (6)
Shutouts: 2 (20)
Sv%: 0.912 (7)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/19 M. Weegar Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/13 C. Verhaeghe Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
3/28 A. Ekblad Leg fracture - left game (IR)
3/1 N. Juulsen Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 S. Wilson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/17 C. Schwindt Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/17 B. Keeper Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/17 A. Heponiemi Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/17 L. Carlsson Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/12 S. Knight Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 L. Wallmark Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 K. Connauton Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 S. Bennett Traded w/ '22 6th-rd for Heineman, '22 3rd-rd
4/11 N. Juulsen Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
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