Bobrovsky gets consecutive shutouts, sets Blue Jackets record
Sergei Bobrovsky might make an already competitive Vezina Trophy race crowded. If nothing else, he’s doing things that no other Columbus Blue Jackets goalie has managed.
Bobrovsky set a new franchise record on Sunday, grabbing his 34th win of 2016-17. He’s already won a Vezina for the Blue Jackets, but faced some rocky times between that honor in a shortened season and this record-breaking year.
With about a month left, “Bob” could make it pretty tough for anyone to set a new wins mark for Columbus ... perhaps himself included.
Bobrovsky’s 34 wins aren’t just impressive compared to previous Blue Jackets goalies; he’s tied for second place in that category, with only Devan Dubnyk having more at 35.
Looking at things from a more recent perspective, he’s on a hot streak in the short term, too.
He’s now on a two-game shutout streak after Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets blanked the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday.
After a 38-save masterpiece to shut down the Minnesota Wild, it was a little easier for Bobrovsky this time around, as he made a 20-save shutout. This streak represents some of his best work, sticking with the theme:
As much as the Blue Jackets’ success is about the team being able to deploy waves of quality scorers at opponents, don’t forget about the impact of a healthy Bobrovsky.