Panarin powers Blue Jackets past Blackhawks 5-2

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 23:15:00-05

CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist against his former team, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.

Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal and an assist for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in his sixth straight start. Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored.

Chicago had won eight of nine to get back into the wild-card race in the crowded Western Conference. Patrick Kane collected a goal and an assist while extending his point streak to 17 games, matching the longest in the NHL this season.