Sergei Bobrovsky's Stellar Week Earns "First Star" Honors from the NHL

By Rob Mixer on April 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
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Sergei Bobrovsky's run is gaining more attention.

The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that following a 4-0-0 week with two shutouts (launching him into the league's shutouts lead), Bobrovsky was named the First Star of the Week ending Mar. 31.

Bobrovsky began the week by shutting out the New York Islanders on Tuesday, then beat the Montreal Canadiens in a huge game on Thursday at Nationwide Arena, and went back-to-back over the weekend in Nashville and Buffalo. He made 38 saves in a 4-0 win over the Sabres on Sunday, which got him the ninth shutout – one behind Steve Mason's franchise-best mark of 10.

Bobrovsky figures to be in the net again Tuesday night in Columbus, when the Blue Jackets host the Boston Bruins in a nationally-televised game on NBC Sports Network.

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