October 7, 2000
A panoramic view in Columbus, Ohio - The Rob Arra Collection
Big-time hockey comes to Columbus! After decades of minor-league action, Ohio's capital finally secured an NHL franchise for the 2000-01 season. With a packed house in the spectacular Nationwide Arena on its collective feet, hockey history was about to be made. Who would score the first goal? Who would land the first big hit? Would Ron Tugnutt come up big in net? As the referee prepares to drop the opening faceoff...SNAP! The moment is preserved for all time, and is now available for your wall!
It would be Bruce Gardiner who would score the first goal...Serge Aubin came up with a big hit in the first period...and Tugnutt did come up big, killing off an early two-man disadvantage. Unfortunately, the Blue Jackets would go on to lose this opener, 5-3 to the Chicago Black Hawks. But a franchise was born, and every fan will remember this game! Like every print in Rob Arra's Everlasting Images Collection, every detail is in perfect focus, and as you pan across the poster you can see the fans in the crowd, the luxury boxes, the banners in the rafters, the video screen above, and the action on the ice. This is the perfect item for Blue Jackets fans, a classy piece for your home or office, and a great collector's item for years to come. Worthy of a nice frame and a prominent space on your wall!
Publisher: Everlasting Images Inc., 2000
Size: 13½" x 39" Panorama
Condition: Brand New!
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: EI075
Columbus Blue Jackets "Inaugural Game" - Everlasting Images