A Win-Win Night...And Free Food


It was a good night for Columbus sports fans. A total of 30,303 of them were in Nationwide Arena and the Schottenstein Center, as the Blue Jackets and Basketball Buckeyes played simultaneous home games and both teams won. An excellent Tuesday night crowd of 17,349 was in Nationwide as the Blue Jackets beat the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year. The CBJ shutout Boston 3-0. It was a second consecutive shutout for goalie Elvis Merzlikins, who is now 6-2 since taking over for injured starter Joonas Korpisalo. Meanwhile, at the Schott, the Basketball Buckeyes, before 12,954, snapped a 4-game losing streak with an 80-68 win over Nebraska. Six Buckeyes scored in double-figures led by guard C.J. Walker who had 18. In addition to watching wins, fans at both venues went home with free food. At Jackets games, 3 goals means free chili from Roosters, and at Buckeye hoops games, 80 points means free McDonald's Big Macs. Not a bad night. You can check out highlights from both below.