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Bobrovsky gets consecutive shutouts, sets Blue Jackets record

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COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 2: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is congratulated by Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets after defeating the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on March 2, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

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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.