COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 30: Matt Duchene #95 of the Columbus Blue Jackets beats Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins for a goal in the second period of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 30, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Boston 2-1. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images
Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Blue Jackets announce watch party plans

Columbus Blue Jackets fans looking for some camaraderie when their Stanley Cup playoffs series shifts back to Boston can look got a familiar location. 

The team will host a game five watch party at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night.

According to the team

Fans can expect a game-like atmosphere featuring arena music, in-game entertainment and traditional goal celebrations complete with cannon fire. Other attractions include the CBJ photo booth and street hockey in the IGS Energy Zone as well as face painters and sign-making stations. Concessions stands will be open for food and beverage sales.

Admission is $5 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. Advance tickets may be purchased at Tickets are now on sale. Seating is general admission and all ages are welcome. Children under the age of two do not require a ticket. Arena District parking garages will offer a discounted rate of $5.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:15 p.m.

The Blue Jackets lead their semifinals series with the Bruins two games to one with game four scheduled for Thursday night in Columbus. 

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The team has pregame festivities scheduled to begin at 4:30 Thursday afternoon with a plaza party (no ticket required) featuring music, interactive games, food, drinks, entertainers and a pair of screens that will show the game broadcast for fans outside the arena. 

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