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Bobrovsky leads Blue Jackets past Lightning

NHL.com | Sunday, 12.07.2014 / 12:42 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky didn't face nearly as many shots Saturday as he did two nights earlier, but the result was the same.

Bobrovsky made 33 saves and the Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Amalie Arena.

Bobrovsky made 52 saves in a 4-3 shootoot win against the Panthers on Thursday.

Boone Jenner, David Savard and Jack Skille scored for Columbus, which has won three straight games for the first time this season. The victory snapped Tampa Bay's five-game home winning streak.

"It was a good challenge for us," Savard told the Blue Jackets website. "Obviously they're a huge team with good offensive weapons too. But I think everyone did the job tonight."

Columbus (9-15-2) controlled play early in the Lightning zone and scored on its third shot, 2:37 into the period. Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert passed to Jenner, whose wrist shot from the left circle beat goalie Ben Bishop short-side for his fourth goal.

"To go on the road and sweep a road trip, it's a great feeling," defenseman Jack Johnson said.

Columbus, which went 1-for-4 with the man advantage, converted on its first power play when Jack Johnson passed to Savard, who sent a wrist shot from inside the right circle on goal and it trickled past Bishop at 12:48.

Bishop kept it a one-goal game with several big saves in the period, including one against Skille, who faked a pass, causing Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas to slide. Skille's shot hit Bishop in the chest. Bishop had won his past five games.

The Blue Jackets had a breakaway chance later in the period after a turnover by Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov went right to Brian Gibbons' stick. Gibbons deked before his shot hit Bishop's pads and flipped over the net.

"This was a big test for us," Skille said. "We needed a strong push for all three periods and I think we did that."

Columbus led 2-0 after the first period despite being outshot 14-9. Bobrovsky made a point-blank save on Brenden Morrow with 2:17 left in the first period to maintain the two-goal lead.

"We didn't deserve the points," forward Steven Stamkos told the Lightning website. "You've got to give them credit. Their goaltender played well and their team played well."

During a 4-on-4 situation and less than two minutes remaining in the second period, Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman sent a pass through the crease but Ondrej Palat was unable to put the puck in a vacant net with Bobrovsky out of position.

Skille made it 3-0 off a rush after he came out of the penalty box 4:51 into the third period. Scott Hartnell cleared the puck from the Columbus zone off of the boards to Michael Chaput, who fed Skille in a 2-on-1. Skille's pass to Calvert was deflected by Kucherov past Bishop.

"It was just one of those nights, the bounces didn't go our way," Bishop said. "We had a couple of bounces off of our own player and pucks were bouncing over our sticks. Every now and then, that's going to happen."

Palat scored the Lightning's lone goal on a tic-tac toe passing play from Kucherov and Tyler Johnson at 18:47 of the third period during a 4-on-4 situation and Bishop pulled for an extra attacker.

It was the fourth regulation loss for the Lightning (18-7-3) in their past 19 games. Tampa Bay fell to 11-3-1 at home.

"They got the lead and shut it down," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "They played a good road game."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
02:37CBJ Boone Jenner (4) ASST: Matt Calvert (2) 1 - 0 CBJ
12:48CBJ PPG - David Savard (5) ASST: Jack Johnson (10), Cam Atkinson (5) 2 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:51CBJ Jack Skille (4) ASST: Michael Chaput (4), Scott Hartnell (11) 3 - 0 CBJ
18:47TBL Ondrej Palat (8) ASST: Nikita Kucherov (14), Jonathan Drouin (10) 3 - 1 CBJ
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Bobrovsky
1st
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 32-33
PIM: 0PP: 1-1
SV%: .971SH: 0-0
Boone Jenner
2nd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:12
Matt Calvert
3rd
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 18:13
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:52CBJ Cam Atkinson  Holding against  Brian Boyle
12:25TBL Anton Stralman  Interference against  Corey Tropp
18:01TBL Jonathan Drouin  Tripping against  Boone Jenner
2nd Period
13:30TBL Ondrej Palat  Interference against  Scott Hartnell
16:26CBJ Dalton Prout  Interference against  Steven Stamkos
16:26TBL Ryan Callahan  Too many men/ice - bench
18:50CBJ Dalton Prout  Cross checking against  Ryan Callahan
18:50TBL Ryan Callahan  Cross checking against  Dalton Prout
3rd Period
02:42CBJ Jack Skille  Tripping against  Cedric Paquette
08:24TBL Matthew Carle  Interference against  Nick Foligno
17:36CBJ Matt Calvert  Roughing against  Alex Killorn
17:36TBL Alex Killorn  Roughing against  Matt Calvert
shots by period
PeriodCBJTBL
1st914
2nd412
3rd78
Total2034
Team Stats
CategoryCBJTBL
Power Plays1/40/2
Hits2816
Faceoff Wins2628
Giveaways410
Takeaways118
Blocked Shots1311
Penalty Minutes1014
  • COLUMBUS
  • TAMPA BAY
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3J. LeopoldD0011016:26
7J. JohnsonD0111027:43
10J. SkilleR1004211:57
11M. CalvertL0110218:13
13C. AtkinsonR0111217:05
19R. JohansenC00-10020:07
20T. ErixonD0000015:24
21J. WisniewskiD0000020:06
23B. GibbonsC0002013:12
26C. TroppR000005:38
38B. JennerC1013021:12
39M. ChaputC011109:35
40J. BollR000007:19
43S. HartnellL0113015:48
47D. ProutD00-10416:47
52K. RychelL0001010:56
58D. SavardD1012023:02
71N. FolignoL0001019:30
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
72S. Bobrovsky3334.97160:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5J. GarrisonD0001019:15
6A. StralmanD0004223:17
7R. GudasD00-13013:46
9T. JohnsonC00-12013:49
10B. MorrowL000208:02
11B. BoyleC0001010:31
13C. PaquetteC0001013:19
14B. ConnollyR0002014:17
17A. KillornC0003219:04
18O. PalatL10-13214:51
24R. CallahanR0000220:37
25M. CarleD00-13213:45
27J. DrouinL0101210:31
51V. FilppulaC0000018:50
62A. SustrD0000018:12
77V. HedmanD0004025:37
86N. KucherovR01-11011:19
91S. StamkosC0003022:06
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30B. Bishop1720.85056:29