COLUMBUS, Ohio - David Savard and Cam Atkinson scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky had 36 saves in his return from the injured list to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
Bobrovsky, the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goaltender, missed the previous eight games with a broken finger in his left hand.
Joe Pavelski had the goal for the Sharks, while Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots.
The Sharks, down a goal, had a prime chance to tie it. Columbus forward Alexander Wennberg went off for a double-minor for high-sticking Scott Hannah with 5 minutes left in regulation, giving San Jose 4 minutes with a man advantage. The Sharks pulled Niemi with 20 seconds left in the penalty for an extra attacker, but Bobrovsky and his defence, scrambling at times, were able to kill the penalty.