The Columbus Blue Jackets welcomed Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals to Nationwide Arena on Thursday evening. It was also Military Appreciation Night.
While it was a grim outcome for the CBJ on the ice, it wasn't all bad news. Forward Johnny Gaudreau was announced as one of the initial 32 players selected for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game.
You can read more about Gaudreau's selection here.
Check out the photo gallery below for some of the best action from the evening.