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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: O. Bjorkstrand34
Plus/Minus: M. Del Zotto9
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson134
PIM: M. Domi67
Win: J. Korpisalo9
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 114 (25)
Shots: 1360 (11)
PP%: 13.5% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 346 (20)
Assists: 199 (23)
SH Goals: 5 (4)
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: 155 (3)
Shots Against: 1503 (2)
PK%: 78.9% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 326 (26)
Shutouts: 1 (25)
Sv%: 0.897 (26)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/9 Z. Werenski Sports hernia (IR)
4/6 B. Jenner Fractured finger (IR)
3/18 E. Bemstrom Lower-body injury (IR)
1/3 B. Dubinsky Wrist (IR)
1/3 G. Nyquist Shoulder (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 G. Bayreuther Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/19 C. Pu Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/17 C. Meyer Signed One-year, entry-level contract
4/15 J. Dunne Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 K. Sherwood Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 R. MacInnis Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 A. Peeke Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 J. Dunne Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 A. Clendening Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 N. Gerbe Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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