COLUMBUS, Ohio - Aleksander Barkov won it in the shootout and the Florida Panthers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to five games.
The Panthers have also won five straight road games to tie the franchise mark set in 2007. Vincent Trocheck scored for Florida 1:16 into the second period and Al Montoya made 22 saves.
Michael Chaput scored midway through the second period and Sergei Bobrovksy had 31 saves for Columbus. The Blue Jackets have dropped three straight, all of which were tied 1-1 in the third period.
Jonathan Huberdeau also scored in the shootout for Florida, and Cam Atkinson had Columbus' lone shootout goal.