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SHERBROOKE, Quebec — Vitalii Abramov’s team held the lead, but not the momentum. In the third period of a recent junior hockey game, the Blue Jackets prospect was determined to get it back.Sherbrooke Phoenix fans clapped their thundersticks in unison, rooting for a comeback, as the diminutive wing corralled the puck in the defensive zone. The 51-year-old arena had roared to life minutes earlier as the home team trimmed the Gatineau Olympiques’ advantage to 3-1. [...] Blue Jackets | Bobrovsky's shutout streak nearing team record
The highlight of the Blue Jackets’ season — so far, anyway — is the 16-game winning streak from late November to early January.Now there’s another streak to chart.Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has had three consecutive shutouts, leaving him less than one perfect period from the longest shutout streak in the NHL this season and the longest shutout streak in Blue Jackets history.The Jackets play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday at Nationwide Arena. [...] Michael Arace: Bobrovsky shows up, stops puck every game
The New Jersey Devils were the visitors Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena. It was Game No. 65. Only Sergei Bobrovsky did not shrug.Understand: The Devils have a bigger pocketful of rings than Brandon Saad, and to crack on the Devils from a perch in Columbus is an exercise in arrogance unearned. That said, the Devils are, at present, in a rebuilding stage and they are short of bricks. They are on pace for 77 points. Oh, do we remember.For a period, at least, the Blue [...] NHL | Blue Jackets 2, Devils 0: Bobrovsky nets third straight shutout
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella had the perfect description for Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center: "It’s like we were throwin’ mud at one another."There was more mud-slinging Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena, a slog-fest that saw the Blue Jackets emerge in much the same fashion with only a slightly different final score.There’s another common theme here, too.Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 33 [...] The Dispatch's Aaron Portzline, Tom Reed and Michael Arace analyze the Blue Jackets' 2-0 win over New Jersey.
The Dispatch's Aaron Portzline, Tom Reed and Michael Arace analyze the Blue Jackets' 2-0 win over New Jersey.
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