Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins says Stars fan taunted him about Matiss Kivlenieks' death before game

메르즐리킨스, 27, 월요일 밤 이후 기자들에게 말했다 4-1 터널을 걷다 이기다 팬 “도발” Kivlenieks의 죽음에 대해, who died over the summer after being struck in the chest with a firework.

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I strongly believe I was expecting a shutout, because I believe in karma. There are some stupid people in this world. It was really bad, what happened when I was walking out. There was a fan from Dallas who provoked me about Matiss,” 그는 말했다, 통하다 ESPN.

콜럼버스, 오 - 십월 25: Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins #90 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to a game against the Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena on October 25, 2021 in Columbus, 오하이오.  (Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images)

콜럼버스, 오 – 십월 25: Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins #90 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to a game against the Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena on October 25, 2021 in Columbus, 오하이오. (Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images) (Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images)

“아니,” Merzlikins replied when asked if he responded. “Stupid people don’t come into my head. I leave them there. I didn’t get upset. I just realized how stupid people are. I don’t care what he said.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

One video from the Blue Jackets Instagram Stories was circulating on social media and appeared to catch a fan shoutingdon’t light a firework.

The Blue Jackets and stadium security are attempting to identify the fan, The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline reports.

Merzlikins said during a memorial service in July for Kivlenieks, who was both a friend and teammate, that hedied a heroafter saving him and his pregnant wife.

할 수있다 8, 2021; 콜럼버스, 오하이오, 미국; Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks (80) makes a save in net against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

할 수있다 8, 2021; 콜럼버스, 오하이오, 미국; Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks (80) makes a save in net against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)

He saved not just many lives, but when it happened, I was standing 20-30 feet back of him and I was hugging my wife,” 그는 당시에 말했다. “I was hugging my wife. He saved my son, he saved my wife, and he saved me.

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 31 의 32 shots on Monday and is unbeaten in four starts this season.

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