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Bobrovsky named NHL’s first star of the week

Apr 15, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has been named the NHL’s first star of the week after going 3-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout in three games.

For Bobrovsky, it’s the second time in little over a month that he’s been honored with the first star of the week. In 32 appearances for the Blue Jackets, the 24-year-old has a .932 save percentage, the highest of any goalie with at least 20 starts.

Toronto sniper Phil Kessel was the second star of the week, with five goals in three games for the Maple Leafs.

Dallas backup Richard Bachman was the third star after he helped keep the Stars in the playoff race with a 3-0-0 record, a 1.08 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.

Related: Columbus has a serious Vezina candidate in Bobrovsky

  1. ignath - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Congrats to Bob, he definitely deserved first star this week!

  2. howintensive - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    That Bobrovsky is a credit to the force. He’ll make Lieutenant in no time.

  3. fbothharbaughs - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    How pissed does this make eiggles…. ?

  4. ibieiniid - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    meanwhile, Ilya Bryzgalov wonders if How the Universe Works picked Morgan Freeman because those spots on his face look like outer space.

    • challer9 - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      His show is actually Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. Solid programming but might be a little too advanced for you. Stick to Honey Boo Boo.

      • ibieiniid - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        you right. fatal error.

        i’m too busy watching hockey, not Science channel (please be the right channel)

  5. blomfeld - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM


    A nice article on the terrific play of this young goaltender who’s completely deserving of all the accolades. So hopefully now they don’t go and damage his brain with some idiotic “AIG-sized” contract eh? Anyway, this development has given cause for a “slight” adjustment to the league’s current “Top 5” which is not surprising …

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Jonathan Bernier
    3) Cory Schneider
    4) Carey Price
    5) Sergei Bobrovsky

    27) Marc-Andre Fleury
    28) Roberto Luongo
    29) Ilya Bryzgalov
    30) Miikka Kiprusoff

    source: Bloomberg Sports News

    • ibieiniid - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

      ah blomfeld, welcome back (but not really). I see you’re still missing the middle of your list and have BOTH LA goalies solidly at the top. I’m assuming you’re on another campaign to lose all your credibility.

      that being said…. everything before your list I agree with. you just brought back all the memories of how many times we had to deal with your list during the lock out. but frankly, I think it’s too early to move Bob up to top 5 in the league… then again, you have Bernier as the 2nd best goalie in the NHL…. so logic doesn’t always play into your ordering.

    • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      You absolutely cannot name 26 goalies better than the guys at the bottom of your list so I would be interested to see the middle of the list.

      • blomfeld - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:48 AM

        Friends … let us re-visit this frivolity on a less somber day … Blomfeld

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