Sergei Bobrovsky backstopped the Blue Jackets in the 2014 playoffs, where they played the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals. On 19 April 2014, the Blue Jackets won their first playoff game in franchise history in Game 2 of the series, 4-3, followed by their second-ever playoff victory, in Game 4.
During the 2016-17 season, Bobrovsky posted a record of 41-17-5, good enough for second in the league while also setting a Blue Jackets franchise record for wins in a season by a goaltender. He also posted a 2.06 GAA, .931 save percentage (both of which led the league among qualifying goaltenders) and recorded seven shutouts (third in the league). He, along with the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby, were the only goaltenders in the league to be in the top-five in each goaltender statistic category. For his efforts, Bobrovsky was rewarded with his second Vezina Trophy.
A 37-22-6 record during the 2017-18 season was once again good enough to propel the Blue Jackets to a playoff spot. They faced the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, and though Columbus was able to stun Washington by winning the first two games of the series, Washington would win the next four straight, and then would eventually win the Stanley Cup. Bobrovsky posted a 3.18 goals-against-average during the playoffs.
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