Joonas Korpisalo Breaks Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Saves Record

By Colin Hass-Hill on August 11, 2020 at 7:14 pm
Joonas Korpisalo
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Joonas Korpisalo replaced Sergei Bobrovsky to begin the season, and now he broke one of the Florida Panthers goalie's records.

The 26-year-old first-time starter surpassed Bobrovsky, recording the most saves in a single game in Columbus Blue Jackets history.

Korpisalo set the franchise record on Tuesday evening during the double-overtime game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He secured the record in the latter half of double overtime, stopping his 55th shot on goal of the game. He allowed two goals in regulation, leading to the first overtime, which was also scoreless.

By the time double-overtime concluded, Korpisalo had 57 saves, and his team remained tied, 2-2, with the Lightning.

For a year and a half, Bobrovsky held the mark. He originally set the record with a 54-save game in a 5-4 overtime win versus the Washington Capitals on April 15, 2018.