Nikitin, Umberger lead Blue Jackets past Panthers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Defenseman Nikita Nikitin scored twice and had an assist, R.J. Umberger also had two goals, and Allen York made 30 saves in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Nikitin followed a two-assist game in a victory over Detroit on Wednesday night with goals in the second and third periods. Umberger scored in the first and added an empty-netter with 47 seconds to play.

Tomas Kopecky spoiled York's shutout bid, scoring off a rebound with 7:57 left in the third.