So much for that cold streak.
With assists on four of the Columbus Blue Jackets' five goals through two periods against the Nashville Predators tonight, Artemi Panarin simultaneously broke two of his own franchise single-season records.
Panarin's 27-55-82 line last year gave him the most single season assists and points for any Blue Jackets player in franchise history. The gifted Russian winger came into tonight's game three assists away from tying those marks – a task he accomplished within the game's first 20 minutes.
He added his fourth assist of the night in the second period, breaking his own franchise marks for assists and points – which he now has 56 and 83 of, respectively, this season. That fourth assist was also part of a single-season record – just not Panarin's – as it came on Cam Atkinson's 41st goal of the season. That ties Rick Nash's mark for the most goals in a single season for a Blue Jacket.
There's still another period to go tonight – and four more games after this one – so Panarin certainly has ample opportunity to add to his record. Even if he doesn't, tonight's effort gives him the two most productive individual seasons in Blue Jackets history.
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