Third period dooms Panthers in loss to Blue Jackets — their third consecutive defeat

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Miami Herald

The Florida Panthers had a prime chance to take the lead late Sunday. The Panthers found themselves on the power play 33 seconds into the third period after the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Mathieu Olivier committed a tripping penalty. But the Blue Jackets, despite temporarily being down a skater, got possession behind their own net and made their way down the ice where Sean Kuraly corralled a rebound and fired a wrist shot past Sergei Bobrovsky. Florida never recovered after that in a 5-3 loss at Nationwide Arena. The Panthers (9-8-2) have now lost three consecutive games, including two in regulati…

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