41 For 41

There was some good symmetry Tuesday night for the Columbus Blue Jackets and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. The Jackets beat Buffalo 3-1, as Bob won his NHL leading 41st game of the season by making 41 saves. 

"He's probably the best goalie in the league," defenseman David Savard said. "Every time he's going to see the puck he's going to stop it."


 
 

Bob has been on quite a roll. He's 9-0-1 in March with a save percentage of .938. He's emerged as the favorite for the Vezina Trophy (Best goalie in the NHL) and is even in the conversation for the Hart Trophy (league MVP). The power play goal scored by Buffalo in the second period snapped Bob's latest shut-out streak of 109  minutes and 14 seconds. 

The win gives the Jackets sole possession of second place in the Metropolitan Division, two points ahead of Pittsburgh but they remain three points back of division leading Washington in the race for the President's Trophy for best record in the league. The Caps were 5-4 winners in overtime at Minnesota.

As great as Bob has been, Coach John Tortorella expressed some concern after the win. The Jackets are struggling on offense in general and the power play in particular. They have not scored a power play goal since March 13, a span of seven games. You can check out the post-game comments of Tortorella and Brandon Dubinsky below.

 
 

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