The Blue Jackets opened the season Friday night against the Islanders. Leading up to the game, the players, staff and fans were getting quite amped for what was to come.
WWE wrestler and Columbus native Alexis Bliss was ready for some Jackets hockey!
ESPN's John Buccigross has a very interesting pick for the winner of the Metro Division and the Eastern Conference. As for his Stanley Cup pick, we disagree, but we still like Bucci.
Cam Atkinson asked if the 5th Line was ready.
Attendance Friday night was 18,595. 5th Line, you were ready.
The boys were ready too.
Then, it was opening night
First, the Plaza Party happened.
Last but not least came Artemi Panarin.
And then, the game happened - and oh what a game it was.
Sonny did the thing where he scores his first NHL goal against the team that plays five miles from where he grew up.
He was happy :)
And so was Pierre-Luc Dubois, after he scored his first NHL goal, too!
Last, but certainly not least, Brandon Dubinsky shot a new commercial with the Meyers Jewelers team. Captain Nick Foligno had a crucial creative request for the new ad.