Panarin scores in OT as Jackets win opener

Artemi Panarin scored at the 2:11 mark in overtime to give the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the season opener for both teams on Thursday.Panarin skated in from the blue line to the right circle and fired the puck to the far side past Jimmy Howard. Nick Foligno and Markus Nutivaara assisted on the game-winner.Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, while Panarin, Anthony Duclair, Pierre Luc Dubois and Brandon Dubinsky contributed assists. Columbus has defeated Detroit seven straight times.Dennis Cholowski scored in his NHL debut for the Wings, while Dylan Larkin and Gustav Nyquist each supplied two assists. Tyler Bertuzzi had the other Detroit goal.Howard stopped 36 shots, twice as many as winning goalkeeper Joonas Korpisalo.With veteran defensemen Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall and Mike Green sidelined by injuries, Detroit got off to a slow start.The Blue Jackets outshot the Wings 11-5 and scored the only goal in the opening period. Columbus had three power plays during those 20 minutes and converted on one of them.Atkinson fired a shot from the right circle through Howard’s five-hole 5:12 into the game. Dubois and Panarin were credited with the assists.