Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has put together a magnificent run of play in recent weeks with very little offensive support. Tonight he took it to a different level, making 39 saves and winning a game in which his own club did not score.
The Blue Jackets outlasted the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 in a shootout tonight before 14,231 in Nationwide Arena. It's the first time in franchise history the Blue Jackets have won a 1-0 shootout game.
Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored in the first rounds of the shootout for the Blue Jackets, while Bobrovsky stopped Coyotes' shooters Mikkel Boedker and Steve Sullivan. When Sullivan pulled up after a dizzying array of moves and fired the puck point-blank into Borovsky's pads -- he simply would not bite on any of the moves -- the Jackets poured over the bench to surround him.
They could have carried Bobrovsky off the ice; he had just carried them for 65-plus minutes.
"It’s the team," Bobrovsky said. "We keep going and going and it’s confidence. You grow up. You get better and better and you work on your game. I just try to stop the puck every game and that’s it."
Sounds easy enough.
Blue Jackets outlast the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 in a shootout
Columbus Dispatch | Mar 17