The Blue Jackets had no business getting even a point out of Tuesday's game without the services of their No. 1 goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky.
He made several incredible saves, some that he didn't even see, to keep Columbus ahead by the slimmest of margins deep into regulation. With over 14 minutes gone by in the third period and his team leading 2-1, Bobrovsky was up to 33 saves as the Los Angeles Kings spent most of the game in his end of the ice.
And with less than six minutes left (5:35 to be exact), he had to leave the game.
After the Blue Jackets had iced the puck, head athletic trainer Mike Vogt jumped off the bench and went to visit Bobrovsky. A minute or so of consultation later, Bobrovsky left the ice with Vogt, went down the tunnel and did not return.
John Tortorella said there was no immediate update on the extent of Bobrovsky's injury. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
"I'll tell you what impact Bob had on the game: we don't have a chance, we're not even close if it isn't for Bob," Tortorella said. "We're down probably four or five goals heading into the third without Bob."