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Sabres stop Blue Jackets’ winning streak at eight, Bobrovsky pulled

Jan 25, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

Tyler Myers, Sergei Bobrovsky AP

The Columbus Blue Jackets had been rolling right along, then they ran into the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Against the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Blue Jackets saw their winning streak come to an end at a franchise-best eight games, after losing 5-2 to the Sabres on a night when goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was yanked early in the second period.

Bobrovsky faced only 10 shots in just over 23 minutes, but gave up three goals, including a pair of long, soft ones to Matt Ellis on the backhand and Christian Ehrhoff on a short-handed slap shot from the point with no real traffic in front.

“We’re so used to seeing him play at a high level,” Columbus head coach Todd Richards said, as per

“He really has just about this whole month in the games he’s been a part of. You don’t expect those pucks to go in.”

The Blue Jackets outshot the Sabres 38-22, with Ryan Miller making 36 saves and recording the win for Buffalo.

  1. s2mikey - Jan 26, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Nice win but the Sabres remain awful. Bleh.

  2. contraryguy - Jan 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Bob looked physically ill when he was pulled. Maybe under the weather or something. Jackets have 4 East conf teams up next before a West Coast trip, let’s hope they find that magic again quick.

  3. djshnooks - Jan 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Darn it Buffalo…PLEASE stop risking ruining your top-2 draft position!!!!!

    Sincerely…every Sabres fan who wants you to rebuild the correct way.

    • elemeno89 - Jan 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      A true Sabres fan would never ask their team to lose on purpose. Ever.

      • duster1982 - Jan 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        On the contrary. A true fan realizes this is a lost year, and for the team to be good in the future, they need a top pick.

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