Columbus Blue Jackets Elvis Merzlikins Dallas Stars Fan Matiss Kivlenieks – .

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Columbus Blue Jackets Elvis Merzlikins Dallas Stars Fan Matiss Kivlenieks – .


Day after Dallas Stars fan allegedly mocked Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis merzlikins on the death of his friend and former Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks, the team tries to identify the fan.
AthleticismAaron Portzline reports that the Nationwide Arena team and staff are attempting to uncover the identity of the offending party.

Kivlenieks, 24, was killed at the home of Blue Jackets goalkeeper coach Manny Legace on July 4 during a fireworks malfunction in which the Latvian tried to protect others stray fireworks.

After Monday night’s 4-1 win, Merzlikins revealed he was taunted before the game.

“I expected a shutout, because I believe in karma,” Merzlikins said of his 31-save performance. “There are some stupid people in this world. It was really bad what happened in the tunnel when I was going out. There was a Dallas fan who [provoked] me about Matiss. After the first period, the three positions I had, I really believed in karma. I saw that [Matiss] was really there. “

Merzlikins, 27, says he did not respond to provocations.

“Stupid people don’t come to my head,” he said. “I didn’t get angry. … I don’t care what he said. ”



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