Blue Jackets leaning heavily on Bobrovsky: 'He's our best player'

Columbus feeling bullish about 'Bob' after franchise-record performance in Game 2.

Goalies who allow four goals aren't usually credited as the reason games are won, as Sergei Bobrovsky was Sunday night at Capital One Arena.

Then again, goalies don't usually face 58 shots in a game, as Bobrovsky did in the Blue Jackets' 5-4 overtime win against the Washington Capitals, giving them a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference First Round series.

Matt Calvert's one-handed flick of Zach Werenski's rebound ended the game 12:22 into OT, sparking a celebratory "doggy pile," but it was Bobrovsky's 54-save night that was, rightfully, barked about afterward.

"Certainly, right off the top, that is probably one of the best goaltending performances I've seen in quite a while, with 'Bob,'" Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "It certainly gives us an opportunity to stay in the game, and...

"Each moment is huge right now and you just have to be ready."

Paul Maurice April 16, 2018

Winnipeg Jets

Head Coach Paul Maurice provides an update on Tyler Myers, looks back on Sunday's Game 3 loss, and talks about the Jets plan to be better on Tuesday night.

Schneider starts, Johansson returns for Game 3 vs. Tampa

New Jersey Devils

There's nothing like being at Prudential Center for the #StanleyCup Playoffs. "I know our players are excited about it and I'm sure the fans are excited about it, and we'll be ready to go."

#TBLvsNJD | #NowWeRise

Practice: Foligno, Boudreau Apr. 16

Minnesota Wild

Hear from Marcus Foligno and Bruce Boudreau on Game 3, the crowd and playing desperate in Game 4.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Game Two: Highlights

Columbus Blue Jackets

Game Two was another overtime thriller for the Jackets as they take a 2-0 series lead over the Capitals!

Blue Jackets pull one out, know penalties are an issue

Columbus Blue Jackets

"Everything needs to be very precise cause it's the five best players on their team."

Washington heads out on the road to turn the series around in Columbus...

Washington Capitals

Washington heads out on the road to turn the series around in Columbus. Game 3 tomorrow night from Nationwide Arena.

馃摵: NBC Sports Washington, NBCSN
馃摶: 99.1 FM, Capitals Radio Network
馃枼: WashCaps.com/Playoffs

#ALLCAPS

Caps Fall 5-4 in OT to Fall into 0-2 Hole in Series

Washington Capitals

#Caps Fall 5-4 in OT to Fall into 0-2 Hole in Series. #ALLCAPS

https://www.nhl.com/capitals/news/caps-fall-5-4-in-ot-to-fall-into-0-2-hole-in-series/c-298027494

Caps 365 April 15

Washington Capitals

Caps 365 | Franchise record for most shots on goal in regulation in a home playoff game ends in a 5-4 OT loss #CapsJackets

Headed home with a 2-0 lead. Get ready..

Columbus Blue Jackets

Headed home with a 2-0 lead. Get ready Nationwide Arena.