COLUMBUS, OHIO --- Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has been named the National Hockey League’s First Star for the week of March 4-10, the League and club announced today. Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby was named the NHL’s Second Star, while Los Angeles’ Jeff Carter is the Third Star selection.
Bobrovsky posted a 4-0-0 record with a 0.77 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and one shutout in four games last week, stopping 106-of-109 shots in 233 minutes of action. He began the week by stopping all 21 shots he faced over two-plus periods in relief of Steve Mason
in a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Mar. 5. He then made 34 saves, stopping 16-of-16 shots in the second period, in a 2-1 OT win over Vancouver on Mar. 7. Two days later, he recorded his first career shutout with 30 saves in a 3-0 win over the Red Wings at Nationwide Arena on Mar. 9. He capped the week by turning aside 21-of-23 shots and stopping 2-of-3 in the shootout to earn a 3-2 win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday.
Bobrovsky, 24, has gone 6-1-1 with a 1.63 GAA, .941 SV% and one shutout in his last eight games to improve to 8-6-3 with a 2.27 GAA, .919 SV% and one SO in 17 games this season. His play has helped propel the Blue Jackets to five-straight wins and a 5-0-2 mark in their last seven outings. Acquired from Philadelphia for draft picks on June 22, 2012, Bobrovsky has gone 50-29-13 with a 2.65 GAA, .911 SV% and one shutout in 100 career NHL games since making his debut with the Flyers in 2010-11.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 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.