The last time the Bruins saw Sergei Bobrovsky, the goalie was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers’ traveling goaltending circus. This time around, the B’s are set to face Bobrovksy as the reigning Vezina Trophy winner.
The Bruins are in Columbus on Saturday afternoon to take on the Blue Jackets where Bobrovsky is expected to be between the pipes for CBJ. He’s coming off of a breakout season in which he won the Vezina as the league’s top goaltender. That was in large part due to the fact that he helped the Blue Jackets, expected to be one of the league’s worst teams last year, stay in playoff contention until the end of the season.
Bobrovsky is no stranger to the Bruins. While he’s only faced the B’s twice during the regular season with just one start, in those two games, he’s given up three goals and stopped 45 of 48 shots he’s faced. The goalie also saw time against Boston during the 2010 playoffs when he was still with the Philadelphia Flyers. He gave up six goals in four games during that series.
Here are the projected lines for Saturday’s matinee.
Bruins (2-1-0, 4 points)
Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron — Chris Kelly — Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara — Johnny Boychuk
Dougie Hamilton — Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
Blue Jackets (2-1-0, 4 points)
Cam Atkinson — Brandon Dubinsky — Marian Gaborik
Nick Foligno — Ryan Johansen — R.J. Umberger
Boone Jenner — Artem Anisimov — Blake Comeau
Derek McKenzie — Mark Letestu — Jared Boll
Jack Johnson — Fedor Tyutin
Ryan Murray — James Wisniewski
Dalton Prout — David Savard