Merzlikins gets first shutout, Blue Jackets beat Vegas 3-0

Merzlikins gets first shutout, Blue Jackets beat Vegas 3-0

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s only fitting Elvis Merzlikins earned his first career shutout at T-Mobile Arena. After all, the Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender was named by his late father after the iconic entertainer who once starred on Las Vegas Boulevard. Merzlikins made 27 saves to lead the Blue Jackets past the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 Saturday night. “When I power napped, I was dreaming for idea. Why not? Would be fun to make first shutout of career, here in Vegas,” said the 25-year-old rookie, who was filling in for injured starter Joonas Korpisalo. “It was just a dream. […]

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