Bobrovsky struggling since Blue Jackets' historic streak

Sean O'Leary
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It's been a tale of two seasons for Sergei Bobrovsky.

Chapter 1 included a promising start, accompanied by a 16-game winning streak for his Columbus Blue Jackets. The second chapter, however, has been much the opposite, as Bobrovsky hasn't been the same since his club's historic streak.

The number's don't lie:

Dates Record Sv% GAA
Oct. 13 - Jan. 5 25-5-2 0.934 1.92
Since* 4-5-1 0.898 3.03

*Does not include Thursday's stats

Bobrovsky's performance was imperative to Columbus' meteoric rise up the standings, and since he's regressed and the streak ended, the Blue Jackets have put forth a 7-9-1 record.

Jockeying for position in the Metropolitan Division, Bobrovsky rediscovering the form that earned him the NHL's first star for December would be a major boost down the stretch.

Now, especially, is as good a time as ever, as Columbus plays five consecutive games at home before their bye week.