The C-B-J chants from an estimated 4,500 fans echoed around Nationwide Arena a split second after the puck fell to the ice. Many of them not having attended game in more than a year, the fans at the first game with up to 25% capacity allowed watched from their blue seats what they had seen for most of the season. With turnovers in the neutral zone and difficulty getting out of their own zone and up the ice at times, the Blue Jackets 10-12-5, 25 pts. still found a number of scoring chances that werent converted in a 4-2 loss against the Florida Panthers 16-5-4, 36 pts. on Tuesday night. Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo made two sensational saves to keep the score within two goals entering the third period, but frustration hit a new level when Nick Foligno missed a wide-open net from nine feet out, off a perfect pass from Cam Atkinson that would have trimmed the deficit to one with more than 16 minutes remaining. . Still, the Jackets created their chance to scratch out a point in the waning moments. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored with 8. 22 left on a pass from Zach Werenski, injecting some energy into the building. Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad was called for a holding penalty with 3. 01 remaining, and coach John Tortorella decided to pull Korpisalo for a 6-on-4 advantage. Patrik Laine ripped a couple slapshots from his desired spot on the left faceoff dot, but former Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky held firm until Carter Verhaeghe finished an empty-netter. . The Jackets werent consistent on either end of the ice, but the opportunities were there for what would have been a huge win against one of the top teams in the Central division. The Panthers smothered the Jackets early. It wasnt until a second penalty in the first eight minutes of the game was the wake-up call the Jackets needed before things turned from bad to downright tragic. In the first rush of the game, Zach Werenski was forced to cleared a puck off the goal line after it got behind Korpisalo. The Jackets were caught flat-footed again at 4. 58 in the first period when Panthers forward Juho Lammikko picked up the puck in the neutral zone and flew by a Gabriel Carlsson as he crossed the blue line. Lammikkos backhand attempt was rather weak, but it snuck past Korpisalo between the pads to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The goal quickly erased what was the first of two outstanding stick saves by Korpisalo. On an odd-man rush for the Panthers, Aleksander Barkov received a pass from Hornqvist with a wide-open net. Completely on the other side of the crease, Korpisalo lunged and extended his stick across the goal, deflecting the puck out of midair for the save. Down 2-1 with 8. 50 remaining in the second period, Korpisalo made almost the same exact save on Gustav Forsling, deflecting the puck almost on top of the goal line and kept it out of the net. After Foligno was called for interference in the offensive zone at 7. 27 in the first period, the Jackets picked up their intensity. Trailing by one and on a power play to begin the second period, however, the Jackets failed to keep the puck in the zone for much of the man-advantage. . The Panthers took advantage of their power play off an Ekblad slap shot that deflected off Hornqvist and past Korpisalo for a 2-0 lead. Exactly three minutes later, defenseman Michael Del Zotto thread a puck through the legs of Bobrovsky to cut the deficit in half. . . Nearing the end of a fairly even, but inspiring second period, the Jackets ended a solid penalty kill by giving up the decisive goal to Owen Tippett with 1. 48 left in the period. While the Foligno missed shot loomed large in the end, Bobrovsky made a handful of quality saves, especially in the third period when the Jackets held a large share of ice time in the offensive zone.