A week ago, the Blue Jackets fell in overtime 1-0 to Montreal on a night when Sergei Bobrovsky was fantastic. He lost the game--and the shutout only after a controversial overtime penalty by Seth Jones gave the Canadiens a power play opportunity and they cashed in. That goal is the last time anyone has beaten Bob. The Jackets goalie has stopped 91 consecutive shots since then and posted three straight shutouts, including Tuesday night's 2-0 win over New Jersey.
Bobrovsky's shutout means the Jackets have recorded three consecutive shutouts in Nationwide Arena. The CBJ haven't allowed a goal at home since February 19th. The streak started with Joonas Korpisalo's 7-0 shutout of the Islanders on February 25 and then Bob has since blanked Minnesota last Thursday and New Jersey last night.
For the Jackets, it was their 42nd win of the season and they now have 90 points. They are one victory and three points away from equaling franchise records---and they still have 17 games to play. Remarkable. Here's more from Tuesday's win, including Bob's post-game interview with CBJ TV analyst Jody Shelley and the thoughts of Oliver Bjorkstrand, who broke the scoreless tie with a third period goal.
"You stopped the last 91 shots for your third consecutive shutout."— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) March 8, 2017
Wow, Bob. pic.twitter.com/BZVycht9qF