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Merzlikins tosses puck to girl who was seeking gift for boys

Blue Jackets goalie saw sign, then did something that shocked young fan

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

"Give and you shall receive," Elvis Merzlikins, probably.

The Columbus Blue Jackets goalie delivered a puck to a delightful little girl instead of two older boys during warmups before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Merzlikins saw the girl holding a sign that said "Show these boys some CBJ love," with an arrow to the boys, then shook his head at it. He then tossed a puck her way and skated away satisfied after she received it.

She seemed amazed after receiving the puck but still gave Merzlikins a high-five into the glass.

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