Blue Jackets blank Capitals


Sergei Bobrovsky made 13 of his 20 saves in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Anthony Duclair, Nick Foligno and Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets, who won their fourth straight and remained in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind Washington. Columbus faces the division-leading New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Bobrovsky didn’t have to work especially hard, at least not until the Capitals pulled their goalie in the final few minutes. It was Bobrovsky’s 27th career save.

Bobrovsky’s counterpart had a busier night. Braden Holtby had 29 saves and held off the Blue Jackets on four power plays with a few close calls.

Duclair scored on an odd-man rush 6:32 into the second period, snapping a shot in between Holtby’s pads from the left circle.

Foligno got an insurance goal with 3:48 left in the game, banking one in off the post from the slot.

Staff/wire report