Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky Named National Hockey League's Third Star for the Month of March

Bobrovsky led Columbus to a 10-2-4 record in March, marking the winningest month in franchise history

Monday, 04.01.2013 / 11:18 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has been named the National Hockey League’s Third Star for the month of March, the League and club announced today. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named the NHL’s First Star, while Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is the Second Star selection.

Bobrovsky compiled a 9-2-3 record with a 1.49 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and three shutouts in 14 games in March, leading Columbus to the most successful month in franchise history (10-2-4, 24 pts.). He allowed 20 goals on 404 shots in 807 minutes played, surrendering one goal or fewer in 10 of his 14 appearances and making 30 or move saves seven times. He made a season-high 39 saves in back-to-back games – a 2-1 SOL vs. Chicago on Mar. 14 and 1-0 SO win vs. Phoenix on Mar. 16. He was the NHL’s First Star for the week ending March 10 (4-0-0, 0.77 GAA, .972 SV%, 1 SO in 4 GP) and the League’s Third Star for the week ending March 17 (1-0-2, 0.62 GAA, .982 SV%, 1 SO in 3 GP).

The 24-year-old native of Novokuznetsk, Russia is 12-8-6 with a 2.13 GAA, .927 SV% and three SO in 26 games this season. He ranks second in the NHL in save percentage, fourth-T in shutouts and fifth-T in goals-against average among goaltenders with 15 or more games played. He is 54-31-16 with a 2.59 GAA, .914 SV% and three SO in 109 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers.

Bobrovsky is the first Columbus player recognized as one of the League’s Three Stars of the Month since Rick Nash was the Third Star in March 2009. The former CBJ captain tallied 10-7-17 in 15 games, including an unassisted hat trick vs. the Detroit Red Wings on Mar. 7, 2009.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Game time is 8 p.m. The club returns to Nationwide Arena on Sunday, April 7 to host the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. Single game tickets for all Blue Jackets home games start at $26 and are on sale now at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745‐3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and ticketmaster.com. For information about full and partial season tickets and group ticket opportunities, call (800) NHL‐COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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