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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets tempered their celebration after a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Sure, it was good to win. But at the same time the club lost its top goaltender. Sergei Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHLs top goalie, stopped all 18 shots before he left with what coach Todd Richards called a leg injury 4:13 into the third period. He was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who made the last eight saves to preserve the shutout. "Tomorrow hes going to get an MRI. Well get more information," Richards said. "Obviously it was a leg injury. When he comes off the ice like that, youre a bit unsure. But within the next day or two we should have a better idea." Nick Foligno, who had the highlight-reel goal for the winner in the second period, couldnt discuss his own role in the victory before discussing the netminder his teammates simply call Bob. "You hate to see Bob hurt. Hes been playing great and he made an unbelievable save right before that," Foligno said. "Then you have Curtis come in and do what he does, making sound saves. We have some confidence in our goaltending." Bobrovskys injury came on his most spectacular save of the night. The Lightnings J.T. Brown took a stretch pass and was all alone behind the defence. He tried to lift a wrist shot and Bobrovsky gloved it, falling to the ice with his legs spread while his left leg jammed into the goal post. He had to be helped off the ice. If Bobrovsky is sidelined for very long, it will be a daunting problem for the Blue Jackets. Their top scoring threat, Marian Gaborik, is still a couple of weeks away after spraining a knee, while big off-season free-agent signing Nathan Horton is maybe a month from playing his first games in a Columbus sweater after shoulder surgery. Up until the time Bobrovsky left, the buzz was all about Folignos goal. Ryan Johansen flicked the puck away from Valterri Filppula in the offensive zone, then fed Foligno who was all alone swooping in on goalie Ben Bishop. Foligno slid the puck back through his own legs -- backward -- and then backhanded it past Bishop for his seventh goal at the 4:30 mark. The fans oohed and ahead when the replay was flashed on the monitors over centre ice. "(That came from) practicing in your driveway or watching on YouTube," Foligno said with a laugh. "Its just one of those things that in the spur of the moment you think of. Luckily, it went in." After Bobrovsky departed, the Lightning made it interesting. Filppulas shot just slid past the corner of the goal as time expired as the Lightning were shut out for the second game in a row and third time in five outings. They have lost their last five road games. "You wont win in this league unless you get some goals," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "Our commitment to go to those areas where we need to to score is not there. Its unfortunate. Its just not happening now. Were learning by watching teams pass us in the standings." The game was played before the smallest crowd of the year at Nationwide Arena -- 10,223. The Blue Jackets were content to just chip and chase the puck down the stretch, but the Lightning still had chances. Nate Thompson unleashed a hard wrist shot while moving in from the right wing with 6 1/2 minutes left but McElhinney made the stop. The crowd booed with 4:46 left when Jack Johnson was called for tripping. Video replays clearly showed that Ondrej Palat fell down without anyone coming close to him. Still, the Blue Jackets killed that penalty. With just over a minute left, Martin St. Louis went high with a backhand shot that McElhinney smothered. Then came Filppulas close call at the end. "We have a big power play at the end and we dont even get a setup," St. Louis said. "Its embarrassing. If youre not (ticked off) and frustrated, somethings wrong with you right now." The Blue Jackets came out timid but turned things around. "Tonight was a good step," Richards said. "I think theres things we can build off." NOTES: The Lightning have gone 4-5-1 since major scoring threat Steven Stamkos broke his leg on Nov. 11 at Boston. ... Bishop came in with a 14-4-1 record, just a 2.08 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage. He had stopped 110 of his last 113 shots before Folignos goal. ... The Blue Jackets have not won back-to-back games since Oct. 25 when they beat Toronto 5-2 to extend a home winning streak to three in a row. Since then they are 6-9-3. ... Brandon Dubinsky returned to the Columbus lineup after missing six games with a bone bruise on his left ankle. Terrell Davis Jersey .Gasol had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bulls beat the winless Orlando Magic 98-90 on Tuesday night.Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 21 points and Taj Gibson added 16 for Chicago, which finally pulled away in the final minutes of a game that was tied after three quarters. Terrell Davis Youth Jersey .com) - Novak Djokovic easily took care of Andy Murray to reach the final at the $2. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Phillip-Lindsay-Jersey/ . -- Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias says he has stress fractures in both legs and isnt sure when hell be able to play again, leaving the Tigers two weeks to fill his spot for opening day and perhaps a lot longer. Courtland Sutton Jersey . De La Rosa pitched six strong innings to win his sixth consecutive decision, Todd Helton homered and the Colorado Rockies snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers six-game winning streak with a 7-5 victory on Wednesday night. John Elway Jersey . Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders earned a 2-1 win over Ottawa Wednesday, leaving the Senators five points out of a playoff spot with just five games to play and four teams ahead of them.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kole Calhoun got the Los Angeles Angels off to a fast start with a leadoff triple, and he trotted home after an errant relay throw bounced into the seats. All-Star centre fielder Mike Trout and the rest of the Angels quickly followed his lead, and Los Angeles went on to a 15-6 rout over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night. "Oh yeah we were having fun," said Trout, the No. 2 hitter behind Calhoun who had a three-run homer among his four hits. "We always have fun, we know what this offence is capable of doing." The first four Angels batters in the game had hits and scored. They added six more runs in the second and were already up 13-2 against Colby Lewis (6-6) when Trout hit his 21st homer with one out in the third. "Those are the days you play for in organized sports, especially in baseball, when everybodys contributing, everybodys having fun, everybodys getting hits," said Josh Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP with Texas who had RBI doubles in each of the first two innings. "Its a fun thing to be a part of." While the Angels won for the seventh time in eight games, Texas has lost five straight and 19 of 22. The Rangers (38-54) have the worst winning percentage in the majors at .413. The Rangers clubhouse remained closed for about 30 minutes after the game. Manager Ron Washington refused to reveal what he said to his team, but gave some insight into what he expects from his players. "That you dont stop fighting. You dont give into adversity. The game of baseball is full of it. You dont give in to it," he said. "The only people that can make a change and make a difference is my guys. " Hector Santiago (1-7) struck out eight in six innings. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits. Lewis allowed a club-record 13 runs in only 2 1-3 innings. He also gave up a career-worst 13 hits in his 130th major league start, while his ERA increased by more than a full run -- from 5.51 to 6.54 -- afteer 11 earned runs were changed against him.dddddddddddd. Calhoun, who had four hits and scored four times, was only a homer shy of a cycle after hits in each of the first three innings. He admittedly "100 per cent" was trying to go deep his last two at-bats in a lopsided game, but grounded out and had another single. "I was definitely pulling for it," Trout said. "It was fun to watch." Calhoun pulled another ball down the right-field line for an RBI double in the second. Trout then drove in a run on a chopper for an infield hit before Albert Pujols had a sacrifice fly -- though he reached base when right fielder Alex Rios dropped the ball on the warning track for an error. Hamilton then had the second of his three doubles in the game. Erick Aybar, added to the AL All-Star team Thursday, also had RBIs in each of the first two innings. He drove in a run with a groundout in the first and had an RBI single in the second. Rangers rookie outfielder Jake Smolinski, who made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter Monday, had three hits, drove in three runs and scored twice. He has hits in all three of his starts and is the first Rangers player ever with eight hits in his first four games. NOTES: The Angels had lost eight consecutive games at Texas. ... RHP Matt West became the third player to make his major league debut this week for the Rangers. He had two scoreless innings in relief and was the 28th pitcher used this season by Texas, breaking a tie with the Angels for the most in the majors. C Chris Gimenez made it 29 when he pitched a 1-2-3 ninth. ... Rangers All-Star 3B Adrian Beltre had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active in the AL. He is hitting .500 (42 of 84) his last 22 home games. ... Angels RHP Garrett Richards (10-2, 2.71), who finished second in the final five voting for the last spot on the AL All-Star team, starts Friday night against righty Nick Tepesch (3-4, 4.29). ' ' '

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