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Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets getting on a roll

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to get on a roll because of their defense and goaltending.
 
Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves in a 2-0 win against the New York Rangers at Nationwide Arena on Friday. Columbus (12-7-1) has won its past three games and Bobrovsky is 3-0-0 in his past three starts.

It was Bobrovsky's 21st NHL shutout and second of the season. Bobrovsky has a goals-against average of 0.65 and a .980 save percentage during his personal three-game winning streak.

Defenseman Zach Werenski's sixth goal of the season proved to be the game-winner. Werenski is second in the League in goals by a defenseman, one behind Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues.

Werenski scored in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 14, making him the second defenseman in Blue Jackets history to score the game-winning goal in back-to-back games. Nikita Nikitin did it on March 1 and 3, 2012.

Earlier on Friday, the Blue Jackets announced they had signed forward Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract with an annual average value of $5.875 million.

 

Historic day

The NHL marked the 100-year anniversary of its founding with a special ceremony in Montreal, and NHL.com was there. 

Video: NHL, Canada gov't honor League's birth at Le Windsor

 

Better late than never

It took third-period goals by Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin, but the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 to improve to 4-1-1 in their past six games. 

 

Good goalie news for Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights have been winning games but losing goalies. That changed Friday when they activated Malcolm Subban, their original backup to the still injured Marc-Andre Fleury. 

 

Phil will 'fly,' says Geno

Look for Phil Kessel to have a little extra speed on Saturday. Let Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Evgeni Malkin explain why. 

 

They've got game

The Tampa Bay Lightning welcomed a member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team to the facility, and you might be surprised how much game these hockey players have. 

 

Playoff pushers

The Calgary Flames are rooting on the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League's Western Conference final. The video they made to prove it even includes the impressive feat of punting a football in full hockey gear. 

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