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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 19.09.2020, 14:53

Merzlikins earns third shut-out in a week

BC, Riga, 20.01.2020.Print version

 In NHL action on Saturday, Latvian goaltender Elvis Merzlikins earned his third shut-out in a week, helping his Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the New Jersey Devils 5:0, writes LETA. 

Merzlikins made 41 saves, which is a new personal record for the goaltender in an NHL game.

He was also named his team's Most Valuable Player of the match.

The Latvian has earned three shut-outs in his previous four matches in goal.

The Blue Jackets are currently in sixth place in the NHL's Eastern Conference standings with 58 points from 49 matches.

Up next for the Blue Jackets - a road game on Sunday at the New York Rangers.

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