Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is beloved by his teammates and the fans alike in a way that has never really been seen in Columbus before. While Bob won't play in this year's All-Star game due to injury, we're taking a look back at his best moments with the CBJ.
Seven-save interval vs. Nashville - April 27, 2013
In the final game of the lockout-shortened season against Nashville, Sergei Bobrovsky has a seven-plus save interval in less than ten seconds. He went side-to-side, making save after save from his knees after losing his stick in this, his Vezina Trophy-winning season. View the video HERE
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Picture with the Vezina - June 2013
Sergei Bobrovsky became the first Russian player to win the Vezina Trophy in 2013. He looked rather dapper in a double-breasted tuxedo and bow tie as he accepted the award at the conclusion of the season.
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Save on Bolland - (No. 1 save from Top 10 highlight reel) - April 2013
Chicago's Dave Bolland comes around from behind the net with the puck. Sergei Bobrovsky, at the top of the crease and on his knees, dives back to his right with his stick outstretched to make a paddle-stop from his belly. View the video HERE
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Denying Landeskog (No. 9 from Top 10 highlight reel) - April 2013
Sergei Bobrovsky makes a sliding save to his left on Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog on a breakaway. He was outstretched completely, robbing Landeskog on his backhand. View the video HERE
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Hugs with Foligno!
After every win, both home and away, Nick Foligno and Sergei Bobrovsky embrace in a celebratory hug. 'The Hug', as it has come to be known, has become more grandiose over time and is an emotional and special way for the two players to celebrate a victory.