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Social Roundup: January 21, 2020

Merzlikins causes major waves, CBJ players hang out on the ice and more.

by Justin Haase @bluejacketsnhl / bluejackets.com

Within the past couple weeks, we saw the players get a chance to buddy up on the ice.

Instagram from @emilbemstrom: Good times

Emil Bemstrom and Sonny Milano make some quality times in the arena.

Instagram from @alexanderwennberg: 3️⃣ & 🔟

Alexander Wennberg and Seth Jones show us more team love.

Instagram from @merzly: 🐕

Elvis Merzlikins found joy in his #1 and #2 companions,

Instagram from @camatkinson13: Bring your 👑 to work day  

And Cam Atkinson takes a break just to say hi to his biggest fan. He really is coming for the "World's Greatest Dad" title.

Now let's take a look at who has been making a bold start in their NHL and CBJ career, Elvis Merzlikins.

Instagram from @merzly: 🥇

The Elvis-Fever began right after he won his first NHL game and then jumped on Captain Nick Foligno, but the excitement didn't stop there. 

Instagram from @merzly: 🕺🏻

Merz kept on winning, now scoring shutout after shutout.

Instagram from @bluejacketsnhl: Back-2-Back Shutouts

After he secured his first back-2-back shutout, he becomes the 7th rookie in NHL's modern history to obtain three shutouts within a four start span.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: ��� ��� @Merzly30 was a perfect 3-0-0 last week with a pair of shutouts. He has now recorded three shutouts in his last four starts to become just the 7th rookie goaltender in the NHL���s modern era (since 1943-44) to register three shutouts in a four-start span. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/iDZlspTaRp

From this feat, Merz gains the title of NHL's second star of the week and achieves instant popularity in the hockey world. 

Oh, and one last thing before we sign off.

Instagram from @mauripellervo: 🐎🐎 

Markus Nutivaara pet a pony that may or may not be Little Sebastian, stay tuned for more details.

 

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