Sergei Bobrovsky made one big save without his stick, then turned away Montreal captain Max Pacioretty three times in a row. As far as Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is concerned, that’s why Columbus got two points on Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky made 28 saves, Zach Werenski scored 1:09 into overtime and the Blue Jackets beat the Canadiens 2-1.
Werenski beat Charlie Lindgren with a wrist shot to the glove side, converting after a few stellar stops from Bobrovsky in the third period.
Bobrovsky, without his stick, robbed Jacob De La Rose with a blocker save on a 2-on-1 five minutes into the period. Three minutes later, he made three consecutive saves on Pacioretty.
“That’s the key to winning in the NHL, your goaltender has to do it,” Tortorella said. “A couple of saves Bob made in the third period, that’s a big reason why we’re getting points. Bob has been terrific for us. He never gives. He’s an athlete.”
Josh Anderson had a goal 2:29 into the game for Columbus. Paul Byron got Montreal’s goal early in the third.
Lindgren, making his fifth consecutive start for Montreal, stopped 23 shots.
Anderson got his team-leading seventh goal after Montreal’s Brandon Davidson tipped Markus Nutivaara’s point shot right to…