Bobrovsky stopped 22 of 27 shots in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals in Game 6. After taking a 2-0 lead in the series, Bobrovsky and the Jackets completed a fairly epic collapse Monday. The 29-year-old netminder posted an .887 save percentage in four straight losses, and while he remains a stud in the regular season, his performance in this series will raise more questions about whether he's capable of leading a franchise to a Stanley Cup.
Bobrovsky will start Game 6 against the Capitals on Monday, George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Despite losing three straight games, Bobrovsky has been solid and given the Blue Jackets a fighting chance in each contest. He's faced an average of 38.8 shots per game and allowed at least three goals in each contest, but Bobrovsky recorded a 2.85 GAA thanks to a total of five overtime periods this series.
Bobrovsky made 25 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 5 against Washington on Saturday. He allowed a soft goal by Evgeny Kuztnetsov early in the second, but he was solid otherwise. Then Bobrovsky was absolutely pummelled in the overtime frame. He returns home for Game 6 and the series on the line.
Bobrovsky will guard the goal for Game 5 against the Capitals in the nation's capital, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Bobrovsky's playoffs got off to a decent start, but he's still allowed three or more goals in each of the four games against the Capitals. The Blue Jackets will need him to step up on the road after losing two straight home games, but at least he's 2-0 in D.C. this series. Bob has faced no fewer than 30 shots in a game this postseason, so it's fairly safe to assume he will face a barrage again Saturday.
Bobrovsky stopped 29 of 32 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Capitals in Game 4. He's now allowed at least three goals in each game this series, posting a 2.73 GAA and .921 save percentage as the Jackets let a 2-0 series lead slip through their fingers on home ice. Bobrovsky will need to be sharper if the team is going to steal another win in Washington on Saturday.
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