COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Without the stellar goaltending of Sergei Bobrovsky, the Columbus Blue Jackets would be in a tailspin.
While the Blue Jackets struggle offensively to find an identity and the right forward combinations, Bobrovsky is largely responsible for pulling the team out of a four-game losing streak.
The Blue Jackets (11-7-1) enter Friday night's game against the New York Rangers (9-8-2) at Nationwide Arena with a two-game win streak on the strength of Bobrovsky's play in the net.
Bobrovsky was superb in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday that ended the Blue Jackets' skid, and then again in a 2-1 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
"Your goaltender has to do it," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "I mean, a couple saves Bob made in the third period, and put that with the save he made in Detroit, it's a big reason we're getting points. >> Read more
Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press