Panthers' Nick Bjugstad: Pots first of the season

Bjugstad gave his team the lead with 10 seconds left in the second period of Thursday's eventual 5-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Bjugstad and the Panthers' first line carried the team's offense, scoring three of the four goals. All three members scored their first goals of the season Thursday, with both Aleksander Barkov and Bjugstad tossing four shots on net. Barkov and Evgenii Dadonov were a lethal pair on offense last season, and Bjugstad will reap the benefits on the right wing as the season progresses. The 26-year-old is looking good for a new career high in goals as long as the line stays together all season.

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