The Columbus Blue Jackets finish out 2019 with a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. Blue Jackets rookie goaltender Elvis Merzlikins recorded his first NHL win. Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski scored a hat trick. Former Blue Jackets goaltender and current Panther goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky received the loss in his first return to Columbus as a Florida Panther. (Rachel Lewis – Inside Hockey)
The Arizona Coyotes need both a permanent home to call their own and a string of successful draft picks to help develop this franchise into a contender in the Central Division. Edmonton native and 2021 first round draft pick Dylan Guenther is one of those key pieces of the puzzle who may help this franchise in the long run.