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Elvis Merzlikins struggled in net for the Blue Jackets Friday night, allowing four goals on 29 shots faced in a 4-0 loss to the Bruins.
Merzlikins continues to struggle between the pipes for the Blue Jackets, allowing three or more goals in five of six starts in goal so far this season. The 28-year-old netminder will look to turn things around as the season progresses, posting an .863 save percentage and 4.31 GAA in six appearances (2-3-0) so far this season.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is unavailable for Wednesday's game versus the Carolina Hurricanes due to illness.
Expected to get the season-opening nod in Carolina, Merzlikins will be unavailable altogether due to an illness. The 28-year-old is coming off a down 2021-22 season in which he posted a 3.22 GAA and .907 Sv% in 59 appearances. Danill Tarasov will start in Merzlikins place while Jet Greaves has been recalled from AHL Cleveland.
Elvis Merzlikins made 20 saves on 21 shots against as Columbus cruised to a 5-1 win at home over the Canadiens.
Merzlikins improved to 25-19-6 with a 3.35 goals against average and .904 save percentage this season. The third year pro has had a rough year on the stat sheet but has more then doubled his career wins with 25 this year.
Elvis Merzlikins allowed four goals on 31 shots against as Columbus lost at home to the Flyers 4-1.
Merzlikins has one win over his last eight games and has allowed three or more goals in all seven of those loses. He's not playing as well as he was to start the season and is tough to trust in your lineup at this point.
Elvis Merzlikins carries Blue Jackets to 4-2 win over the Flyers by making 47 saves on 49 shots against.
Merzlikins snapped a six game losing streak with the win and improves to 23-18-6 with a 3.40 goals against average and .904 save percentage.