After Trailing 3-1 in Series, 3rd-seeded ’12-’13 Blue Jackets Comeback w/Three Consecutive Shutouts to Win in Seven Games Over 6th-seeded ’07-’08 Blue Jackets

This series ended with three consecutive shutouts, but it also began with one. Pascal Leclaire posted a 34-save shutout performance for the 6th-seeded ’07-’08 Blue Jackets as they took the opening game 4-0. Rick Nash posted two goals and an assist for the ’07-’08 Blue Jackets in the win. They took a 2-0 series lead after winning Game 2 by a score of 3-2 with Nikolai Zherdev‘s two points leading the way offensively. Leclaire stopped 40 of 42 shots against in Game 2. The 3rd-seeded ’12-’13 Blue Jackets got on the board in the series with a 7-4 win in Game 3. Mark Letestu, R.J. Umberger, Nikita Nikitin, Cam Atkinson and Derick Brassard all registered multi-point games in the win. In Game 4, three goals in the second period propelled the ’07-’08 Blue Jackets to a 5-3 win and a 3-1 series lead. A PP goal from defenseman Ron Hainsey at the 11:20 mark of the third period would turn out to be the ’07-’08 Blue Jackets’ last goal of the series.

In Game 5, Vinny Prospal scored the only two goals of the game, both for the ’12-’13 Blue Jackets as they began their run of three shutouts to finish the series. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 39 shots against in Game 5. The ’12-’13 Blue Jackets won Game 6 by a score of 6-0 as Bobrovsky stopped all 44 shots against. Letestu and Prospal, along with Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov all posted multi-point games in Game 6. The comeback was completed with a 36-save shutout performance from Bobrovsky in Game 7. Defenseman Fedor Tyutin led the way offensively for the ’12-’13 Blue Jackets as he posted three assists and Atkinson also pitched in a good effort with a goal and two assists. So, Bobrovsky ends the series with a shutout streak of 188:40.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 1 1 2 4
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 CBJ – 4   ’12-’13 CBJ – 0     (1-0 ’07-’08 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pascal Leclaire (’07-’08 CBJ) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (34 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Rick Nash (’07-’08 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   11 S

3rd Star: RW – Nikolai Zherdev (’07-’08 CBJ) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +3   3 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 1 1 1 3
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 CBJ – 3   ’12-’13 CBJ – 2     (2-0 ’07-’08 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pascal Leclaire (’07-’08 CBJ) – W   2.00 GAA   .952 SV% (40 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Nikolai Zherdev (’07-’08 CBJ) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   7 S

3rd Star: G – Sergei Bobrovsky (’12-’13 CBJ) – L   3.00 GAA   .932 SV% (41 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 2 2 3 7
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’12-’13 CBJ – 7   ’07-’08 CBJ – 4     (2-1 ’07-’08 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mark Letestu (’12-’13 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   7 S

2nd Star: LW – R.J. Umberger (’12-’13 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   6 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Cam Atkinson (’12-’13 CBJ) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 2 0 1 3
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 1 3 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 CBJ – 5   ’12-’13 CBJ – 3   (3-1 ’07-’08 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Nikolai Zherdev (’07-’08 CBJ) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   Even   7 S

2nd Star: LW – Rick Nash (’07-’08 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   7 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Cam Atkinson (’12-’13 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 0 0 0 0
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’12-’13 CBJ – 2  ’07-’08 CBJ – 0     (3-2 ’07-’08 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sergei Bobrovsky (’12-’13 CBJ) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (39 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: LW – Vinny Prospal (’12-’13 CBJ) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   2 S

3rd Star: G – Pascal Leclaire (’07-’08 CBJ) – L   2.00 GAA   .946 SV% (35 SV’s)

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 2 3 1 6
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’12-’13 CBJ – 6   ’07-’08 CBJ – 0     (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sergei Bobrovsky (’12-’13 CBJ) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (44 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Mark Letestu (’12-’13 CBJ) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +4   7 S

3rd Star: LW – Vinny Prospal (’12-’13 CBJ) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +4   5 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Blue Jackets 0 0 0 0
’12-’13 Blue Jackets 3 2 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’12-’13 CBJ – 5  ’07-’08 CBJ – 0     (4-3 ’12-’13 CBJ)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Sergei Bobrovsky (’12-’13 CBJ) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (36 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: RW – Cam Atkinson (’12-’13 CBJ) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   4 S

3rd Star: D – Fedor Tyutin (’12-’13 CBJ) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   3 S

That wraps up the First Round! The Semifinal Round takes place tomorrow!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Qualifying Tournament, Ultimate NHL Playoff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s