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Blue Jackets announce fan festivities for second round games

Expanded home-game plaza parties highlight upcoming events

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today game-night events and expanded broadcast coverage during Round Two of the 2019 Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Playoffs, presented by AEP, Huntington, OhioHealth and Vector Security. The Jackets open their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Boston Bruins tonight at 7 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston. Fan festivities in Columbus are highlighted by road-game watch parties and expanded home-game plaza parties.

CBJ Playoff Watch Parties presented by White Claw Hard Seltzer (road games) - For each road game during this round, parties will take place simultaneously at PINS Mechanical flagship in downtown Columbus (141 N. Fourth Street, Columbus OH 43215) and its suburban location in Dublin (6558 Riverside Drive, Dublin OH 43017). The parties start half hour before game time and will feature CBJ personalities, a DJ, prize giveaways and photo opportunities.

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Expanded Plaza Parties (home games) - Round Two plaza parties in front of Nationwide Arena will be enhanced by the addition of two 9' x 15' screens that will show the game broadcast for fans who want to enjoy the playoff atmosphere in the Arena District. The pre-game portion of the party will feature music, interactive games and roaming entertainers stretching from Battelle Plaza through the District.

On the plaza, Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan's Common Man & T-Bone will broadcast live from 3-6 p.m. each game of the round. There will also be beer trucks, food items and bottled water available for purchase. Parties begin three hours before puck drop and game tickets are not required to attend. For fans that have game tickets, doors to Nationwide Arena will open 90 minutes before game time.

Game Giveaways - All fans attending Round Two home games will receive a playoff-themed T-shirt and rally towel, both featuring a design different from Round One items.

SERIES SCHEDULE: Eastern Conference Semifinal

Television Broadcast Information - In addition to national television coverage, FOX Sports Ohio will air the "Blue Jackets Live" post-game show immediately after each game of the series. Brian Giesenschlag and Bill Davidge will serve as hosts with Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley and Dave Maetzold providing insight, analysis and interviews from the arena.

Radio Broadcast Information - All Blue Jackets playoff games will be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com, with Bob McElligott calling the action and Jody Shelley providing color analysis. Each radio broadcast begins with a 60-minute pregame show hosted by Ryan Mitchell that includes analysis from former Blue Jacket Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.

Additional Programming - Fans are also encouraged to check out "CBJ in 30 Live," presented by Telhio Credit Union, as Blue Jackets radio announcer Bob McElligott breaks down the series each weekday from 8-9 a.m. The show will be available live and on-demand via BlueJackets.com and the CBJ Mobile App.

Ticket Information - A limited number of playoff tickets are on sale now at BlueJackets.com and in person at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, OhioHealth Chiller Dublin, OhioHealth Chiller Easton, and OhioHealth Chiller North. Fans can guarantee playoff tickets with the purchase of a 2019-20 season ticket package. For more information, visit BlueJackets.com/tickets.

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