Elvis Merzlikins Out Week-to-Week For The Columbus Blue Jackets

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Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is listed as week-to-week after sustaining an upper-body injury in his last game against the Nashville Predators. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced the news via their PR Twitter account today. INJURY UPDATE: Blue Jackets G Elvis Merzlikins suffered an upper body injury in last night’s game vs. Nashville. He was […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Unlikely Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE



Brayden Point Leads Tampa Bay Lightning in Playoff Series Win

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With the first round of the series coming to a close for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets, the Lightning will move onto the second round and the Blue Jackets will be leaving the bubble. This series was close despite it being a 4-1 victory. With four of the five games being a […] READ MORE


Joonas Korpisalo Playing to Keep Columbus Blue Jackets Alive

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With Game Three of the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning series wrapped up, the Lighting have taken a 2-1 series lead. After being swept in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Lightning have made appropriate changes for this series. The Lightning haven’t been relying exclusively on offence to win, and it’s working. Joonas […] READ MORE



Columbus Blue Jackets Elvis Merzlikins Out

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is out. The nature of the injury or other ailment is unknown at this time. We also don’t know how long he will be absent. Blue Jackets reporter Jeff Svoboda reported the update from coach John Tortorella late Monday morning. Tortorella on Elvis Merzlikins: "He's […] READ MORE


Predicting a Wide-Open 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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After one of the strangest starts to the season in recent years, the NHL (and NHL betting) is finally back in full swing. So is the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 24 teams who made up the original post-season have been narrowed down to a total of 16. After the elimination qualifying round and a […] READ MORE