Three Blue Jackets Games to Re-Watch While Social Distancing

By Sam Blazer on March 20, 2020 at 10:12 am
Dec 31, 2019; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins (90) salutes the crowd after the game against the Florida Panthers at Nationwide Arena.
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No traditional sports are currently taking place and because of it, a lot of us are bored. Very bored. Luckily these leagues know that so they are still working hard to get our eyeballs.

There is no time like the present to take a look at the Blue Jackets season and give you the top three games in which you can re-watch. The season has already been memorable but these three can't be argued.

New Jersey Devils @ Columbus Blue Jackets, January 18, 2020

This isn't going to be the most traditional game to pick but this game had everything you'd want in a game this year. Elvis Merzlikins taking over and posting a massive shutout. The Blue Jackets offense finally waking up. It is another one of those games that made you think that the Blue Jackets could do it all this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Washington Capitals, December 9, 2019

Where I believe the turnaround began to take place for the Blue Jackets' season. The Capitals were tops in the league at this point and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo put the team on his back during the game. Cam Atkinson contributed with a couple of goals and what do you know Riley Nash showed up with one as well. This is another pick me up of a game and was outstanding to experience live. 

Florida Panthers @ Columbus Blue Jackets December 31, 2019

Similar to the other games here, this was an offensive outburst paired with a goaltending performance that was unforgettable. Joonas Korpisalo went down with an injury and no one within the Blue Jackets community was sure how the team was going to rally behind Elvis Merzlikins. Luckily for them, Merzlikins likes the bright lights. He out-dueled Sergei Bobrovsky in this game and also had one of the best post-game hugs to date.

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