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Bobrovsky to get second straight start for Jackets

Jan 21, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

Sergei Bobrovsky AP

Two days after holding Nashville to a pair of goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 shootout victory, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to make his second straight start for the Blue Jackets as they host Detroit tonight in Columbus.

Bobrovsky, 24, was acquired from Philadelphia this summer after Steve Mason struggled badly for Columbus in 2011-12.

If the Blue Jackets can get solid goaltending in this shortened season, it’ll be the first time they’ve had it since Mason’s outstanding rookie campaign in 2008-09.

In fact, of all the miscalculations GM Scott Howson made prior to last season, failing to address the goaltending was probably the worst one.

Jackets fans are hoping Howson got it right with Bobrovsky.

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