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Are the Columbus Blue Jackets for real?
Lost in the Chicago Blackhawks’ incredible, record-setting 21-0-3 start to their season was the recent surge of the Columbus Blue Jackets who have reeled off five consecutive victories as well as are riding a nine-game consecutive point streak (5-0-4) to improve to 10-12-6, thus escaping the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) basement which they occupied all of last season and the first 21 games, this season.
And while their recent surge has surprised many, there are reasons as to why this isn’t a mere mirage:
Message Sent, Message Received – Although the Blue Jackets went 1-5-2 during the games after former General Manager (GM) Scott Howson was fired, the change in atmosphere and the level of commitment was palpable. The message that was sent can be summarized in three words, ‘no free passes’. The days of collecting a paycheck and the padding of individual statistics, primarily at the end of the year, were no longer. Anything less than supr...
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have been playing very well lately and even took the league-best Chicago Blackhawks to a shootout on Thursday night. But, in order to get there, Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky had to make this awesome last-ditch effort stick save. Now Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland should have lifted the puck, but it was still a great effort by Bobrovsky...
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
The Blue Jackets have a 10-game point streak after tonight. Once left for dead, the Jackets are 6-0-4 in that span and -- Holy Bobrovsky! -- only two points out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Western Conference as this is being typed.
Bobrovsky may not be the only reason, but he's at the top of the list. He may be the first four...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in regulation and overtime, then two more in the shootout to finish with his second career shutout -- both coming in the last week -- to lift surging Columbus to a 1-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night, extending the Blue Jackets' franchise record point streak to 10 games.
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Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets had the worst record in the NHL, just as they did last season.
Then goalie Sergei Bobrovsky began blocking every shot that came close to him and the Blue Jackets started pushing back against teams that had been dominating them.
Now they're on a franchise-record nine-game points streak and shockingly find themselves within range of...
Whatâs left to say about Sergei Bobrovsky that I havenât already? Last night Bob completely shut the Phoenix Coyotes out, outdueling Mike Smith in the process and essentially extending the Jackets franchise-record points streak to 10 games. Bobrovsky stopped 39 shots in regulation and OT plus both of Phoenixâs attempts in the shootout to lead the Jackets to a 1 â...
I’m pretty sure the shootout was created specifically for guys like Patrick Kane and Pavel Datsyuk. There’s not a whole lot a goalie can do on this, even though Kane lost control of the puck, he still dangled Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has been playing really well for the past month, but he didn’t have a chance to stop Kane. The goal gave the Blackhawks another win in a shootout...
After three days off, it took 65 minutes and a shootout for the Blackhawks to get back in the win column on Thursday night. Sergei Bobrovsky, who was named the Number One Star of the Week by the NHL last … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Get Back On Track In Columbus appeared first on Committed Indians.
While the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to surge behind red-hot goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the Nashville Predators are struggling to end their slide.
Riding a team-record 10-game point streak, the Blue Jackets look to build on the latest strong performance from Bobrovsky and hand the visiting Predators a season-high fourth consecutive loss Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky made 39 saves...
Sergei Bobrovsky with an incredible save on Dave Bolland in OT tonight.
Blackhawks did win in the SO 2-1 but 'Bob' remained hot, stopping 39 shots.
The Columbus Blue Jackets continued on their hot streak thanks to the man they call Bob.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in regulation and overtime, then two more in the shootout to finish with his second career shutout - both in the last week - and lead surging Columbus to a 1-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night, extending the Blue Jackets' franchise record...
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It wasn't easy. And I told you it wouldn't be. But the Hawks battled the Blue Jackets for 65 minutes last night before gaining a second point in the Gimmick.
It was a good, tough test to kick off the 4-game road trip, where the Hawks' remaining three opponents have more kill and style than Columbus, but likely less grit and effort.
NEW YORK (March 18, 2013) – St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart, Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris and Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"