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Bobrovsky ‘stands tall,’ but Blue Jackets can’t take advantage

Apr 26, 2014, 11:06 PM EST

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There wasn’t much else Sergei Bobrovsky could’ve done for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets’ goalie was as busy as he was spectacular, only Columbus was unable to take advantage in a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blue Jackets now trail in the first-round series 3-2 and are facing elimination. Bobrovsky made 48 saves on the 50 shots he faced.

So, it was certainly difficult, if not impossible, to find fault in his performance. Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets managed only 24 shots on Marc-Andre Fleury, as he came up with with the win and a much better game on an individual basis after the firestorm around the goals he gave up in Game 4.

“[We] just have to find ways to get pucks to Fleury. Obviously, there was a lot of talk going around that he’s struggling, so we didn’t test him nearly as much as we should,” said Columbus forward Ryan Johansen, as per NHL.com.

“Bob was great for us. He stood tall the whole game…it’s too bad we couldn’t get a couple more for him,” Johansen added, as per the Blue Jackets Twitter account.

  1. c9castine - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Sounds like maybe the blue jackets were listening a bit too much to what was being said and less about what they were going to do about it.

    they are a great team and competitors but tonight they looked outmatched, and inexperienced in the situation.

    johansen is going to be a really strong leader and center sooner rather than later. already a really good player, but he has a lot more to show.

  2. johnnyd76 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Kudos to Bobrovsky, as he did play an outstanding game. However, the PENS were on fire tonight and may have emerged from their playoff hibernation. We shall see how things proceed in game 6 – GO PENS

  3. locator08 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    its not over yet..go javkets

  4. bencia823 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard. The talent worked harder tonight, and got the win they deserved

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