|April 12, 2014: Johansen lifts wild-card Blue Jackets past Panthers|
Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night.
|April 12, 2014: Johansen lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers, 3-2|
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night.
|April 12, 2014: Jackets' Nikitin Returning Saturday|
Nikitin (lower body) will return for Saturday's game against the Panthers, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.With Nikitin back in for the first time since April 1, both Ryan Murray (knee) and Nick Schultz will be scratched. Nikitin has just 15 points in 65 games this season, but he's been a steady presence on the Columbus blueline.
|April 6, 2014: Jackets' Nikitin Set To Miss Third Straight|
Nikitin (lower body) looks to be out of the lineup Sunday against the Islanders.Nikitin didn't take part as a member of any of the Blue Jackets' top three defensive pairing at the morning skate, a likely indication he'll be absent from the lineup. He's missed the previous two games due to the lower-body injury.
|April 4, 2014: Blue Jackets' Nikitin out Friday|
Nikitin (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups Friday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.It's unclear how Nikitin suffered the injury, but regardless, he'll miss a second consecutive game.