Elvis will enter the building tonight.
He'll also be on the ice to start the game for the Blue Jackets, who are in desperate need of a win after dropping back-to-back ugly losses to the Flyers and Oilers.
Joonas Korpisalo didn't necessarily play poorly in those two losses, but he did give up ten goals in two games. Many of those can be attributed to the play in front of him, but at the end of the day, you simply can't afford to win with those numbers.
#CBJ to start Elvis Merzlikins tonight in St. Louis.— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) November 1, 2019
Head coach John Tortorella is rolling with the rookie tonight, and Merzlikins has been lights-out recently.
After Korpisalo was pulled in the second period on Wednesday night in a 4-0 game, Merzlikins came in and stopped all 19 shots he faced, stifling the potent Oilers attack.
Merzlikins has a 1.89 goals against average and .942 save pct. (49-of-52) in his past two outings. #CBJ— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) October 31, 2019
Not too shabby. Here's hoping for more of the same tonight.