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Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4)

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vs. Buf 
L 1-4
vs. Chi 
W 4-1
@ TB 
W 5-1
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vs. TB 
W 3-1
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vs. TB 
W 7-3
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Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what would be a history-making playoff game.

The Blue Jackets' goaltender stood tall, as he had the entire playoff series, turning away dangerous shots by Erik Cernak and Cedric Paquette in the last five minutes. The Lightning pulled their goalie late, and the Blue Jackets opened the scoring spigot on the way to a 7-3 win and shocking four-game sweep of the NHL's best team.

"It's so much fun to play in this kind of atmosphere," said Bobrovsky after the Blue Jackets won in front of a raucous home crowd that had been waiting 18 years for the team to win a playoff series. "You feel the energy, you feel that atmosphere, you know? It's great. It gives you more energy when you win."

Points: A. Panarin87
Plus/Minus: J. Anderson25
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson295
PIM: P. Dubois64
Win: S. Bobrovsky37
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky9
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (12)
Shots: 2592 (16)
PP%: 15.4% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 512 (30)
Assists: 415 (16)
SH Goals: 8 (12)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 231 (21)
Shots Against: 2418 (25)
PK%: 85.0% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 556 (30)
Shutouts: 9 (4)
Sv%: 0.904 (17)
Date Player Status
4/14 M. Nutivaara Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
3/29 A. McQuaid Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
2/18 R. Murray Upper-body injury (IR)
Date Player Transactions
4/17 Z. Dalpe Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/15 Z. Dalpe Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/13 V. Gavrikov Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/12 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/11 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/9 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/7 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/4 A. Texier Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/4 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/3 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
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