COLUMBUS, Ohio Elvis Merzlikins felt he was Extremely fortuitous, primarily around the finish.The Columbus Blue Jackets experience fairly lucky each period he techniques upon the ice.Merzlikins produced a job-higher 41 will save inside his 3rd shutout inside of his final 4 begins, and the Blue Jackets overcome the Contemporary Jersey Devils 5-0 upon Saturday night time for their fourth specifically acquire.The 25-yr-aged Merzlikins, who was a star within just the Swiss knowledgeable league right before his NHL debut this time, is serving to Columbus overlook with regards to Sergei Bobrovsky, who gained the Vezina Trophy two times with the Blue Jackets in advance of signing a cost-free-consultant agreement with Florida past summertime.Merlikins includes a 0.50 objectives-in opposition to typical and sterling .985 help save proportion in excess of his very last 4 starts off. The Latvian newbie is 8-2-0 simply because stepping inside for the wounded Joonas Korpisalo upon Dec. 31.''I believe that I was Extremely fortuitous upon a handful of will save tonight , in particular the remaining types,'' Merzlikins mentioned. ''I didn't comprise any response any longer doing work in just my fingers, as a result I was a minor little bit sluggish. Over-all it was very good sport. We discovered a course.''Cam Atkinson experienced 2 objectives and an guidance, assisting the Blue Jackets boost in the direction of 14-2-4 in just their past 20 video games. Alexander Wennberg, Jakob Lilja and Nick Foligno furthermore scored.Columbus experienced 31 images upon purpose in contrast in direction of Contemporary Jersey's 41 , still it way too experienced Merlikins within website.''As a workers we performed the 1st 6 minutes then viewed Elvis engage in the loosen up of the initially time period and the moment period of time,'' prepare John Tortorella mentioned. ''We performed greater within the 3rd. I imagine Jersey, I use't need toward criticize, nevertheless I consideration they realized it was 5-0 and a great deal of wind arrives out of their sails as considerably as our goaltending.''Devils goalie Cory Schneider commenced for the initial period for the reason that Nov. 8 and was chased late inside the instant interval. Schneider experienced 13 will save in just 32:14 and Mackenzie Blackwood recorded 13 helps prevent the loosen up of the path .At the time some Good will save by way of Merzlikins early - which include alertly pouncing upon a puck that virtually trickled within off a teammate's skate - Atkinson received the Blue Jackets upon the board whenever he ripped a shot against the large slot previous Schneider's glove late within just the very first. Merzlikins experienced towards create 19 prevents as the Devils swarmed within just the opening time period.Atkinson bought his moment intent 21 seconds when Merzlikins served get rid of off a energy participate in within just the instant. Atkinson - inside his minute match back again versus an ankle hurt - fight Schneider against particularly within the remaining circle off a amazing set up by way of Emil Bemstrom .Lilja created it 3-0 whenever he spot again a rebound towards the doorstep with 8:02 still left in just the instant, and 16 seconds afterwards Foligno tapped a free puck concerning the pads of Schneider. Columbus led 5-0 at the instant intermission even with currently being outshot 36-21.The Devils had been shocked with Blue Jackets' goalie.''He performed an remarkable match,'' All-Star in advance Nico Hischier mentioned. ''We experienced some huge prospects. He retained us versus some ambitions, still it really should not be an justification. We need to include been extra within just entrance of his eyes and acquire even further effort and hard work in just entrance of him and take a single of individuals filthy aims. It's Pretty irritating.''NOTES: Wennberg enhanced his stage streak in direction of a year-substantial 4 game titles. ... Refreshing Jersey F Kyle Rooney returned just after dropped one particular recreation owing towards ailment. ... Devils star F Kyle Palmieri disregarded his fourth video game with a foot harm. He was area upon wounded guide Thursday. ... Columbus F Sonny Milano was scratched for the minute directly match. ... The Blue Jackets are 7-1-1 in just their last 9 house game titles.UP NEXTDevils: At Ottawa upon Monday.Blue Jackets: At Clean York Rangers upon Sunday.