COLUMBUS, Ohio - Boone Jenner scored at 10:05 of the third period to lift Columbus past the Florida Panthers 2-1 and end the Blue Jackets' six-game skid on Monday night.
Matt Calvert also scored for Columbus, which entered having won only two of its past 17 games to drop to the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Rookie Aaron Ekblad, the top overall pick, scored his third goal of the season for Florida, which has lost nine in a row to Columbus.
Tied at 1 in the third, Jenner poked home a loose puck in front of the goal. Al Montoya had stopped Kerby Rychel's spin-around shot, but Jenner got to the rebound for his second of the season.
Moments later, Sergei Bobrovsky, who finished with 24 saves, went right to left to kick aside Tomas Fleischmann's shot.