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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 13.08.2020, 02:08

Merzlikins earns first NHL shut-out

BC, Riga, 13.01.2020.Print version

Latvian goaltender Elvis Merzlikins earned his first NHL shut-out on Saturday, as his Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 3:0, iformed LETA. 

Merzlikins saved all 27 shots on goal and was named the MVP of the match.

In 17 NHL matches this season, Merzlikins is averaging 2.7 goals allowed per match, and has a 91.5 percent save percentage.

In the NHL's Eastern Conference standings at the moment, the Blue Jackets are in 9th place with 52 points from 46 matches.

Up next for the Blue Jackets - a home game on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins.

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