Pregame warm-up is the time for players to prepare and get into game mode before puck drop. Fans filter into Nationwide Arena, where they are able to watch the team and their favorite players from glass level before purchasing concessions and finding their seats. This time is especially important for the players to find their rhythm and get pumped up to play hockey for the next sixty minutes of game time. What helps contribute to getting the players focused and ready? Great pump-up music.
And what better way to get excited for a key Metropolitan Division matchup than with an upbeat mix? Columbus Blue Jackets DJ Matt Grinstead (@CBJ_DJ on Twitter) has a new playlist lined up that will debut at tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. With input from the Blue Jackets players, popular music charts and a few of his personal favorites, Matt Grinstead compiled this pregame playlist that you can listen to below: