LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins made 27 saves for his first career shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0.
Merzlikins is a 25-year-old rookie filling in for injured starter Joonas Korpisalo.
He improved to 5-6-4 in 17 games.
Emil Bemstrom, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are 11-2-4 since Dec. 9, one point behind Tampa Bay for most in the NHL during that span.
Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves.