Sergei Bobrovsky's name is going into the Columbus Blue Jackets record book yet again.
Following his 46-save performance on the way to shutting out the Carolina Hurricanes, Bobrovsky now owns the club mark for most saves in a shutout, topping the old high of 45 set on two occasions by Steve Mason, who spent parts of five seasons in Columbus from 2008-13.
Bobrovsky was nothing short of fantastic all night long.
“He's been good for a while,” coach John Tortorella said after the performance. “He was seeing pucks in traffic tonight – especially in the second period. We lost ourselves and Bob stood in there for us. Huge to get out of there without a goal scored against us, mainly because of Bob.”
Bobrovsky has wins in four of his last five starts, holding four of those opponents to one goal or fewer, including this shutout against the Canes.
His career best for saves in a game came in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last year, when he stopped 54 shots from the Washington Capitals to help carry the Blue Jackets to a 2–0 lead in the first round series.
|MARCH 15, 2019||CAROLINA HURRICANES||SERGEI BOBROVSKY||46||3-0|
|APRIL 9, 2010||DETROIT RED WINGS||STEVE MASON||45||0-1 (SO)|
|JANUARY 9, 2009||at WASHINGTON CAPITALS||STEVE MASON||45||3-0|
|DECEMBER 5, 2006||at COLORADO||FREDRIK NORRENA||42||3-0|