Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks honored before Stanley Cup Finals Game 4

The Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lighting honored late Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks on Monday.

Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks honored before Stanley Cup Finals Game 4

MONTREAL (WJW)-- The Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lighting honored late Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks on Monday.

Kivlenieks, 24, died of chest trauma from a fireworks mortar blast on the Fourth of July in Novi, Michigan, the medical examiner's office said. The firework titled and fired towards people. Kivlenieks was in a hot tub and tried to get away when he fell.

Before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the two teams took the ice to remember the goalie with a moment of silence.

"Thank you to everyone in the hockey world for your support today. We love you, Kivi," the Blue Jackets said on Twitter.

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