Blue Jackets host open practice, full-team scrimmage at Nationwide Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets open practice at Nationwide Arena - April 22, 2019 (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Thousands of hockey fans showed up at Nationwide Arena Monday morning to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets practice.

More than 5,000 people were in attendance for the open practice, which included a full-team scrimmage.

Watch Monday's practice:

The Blue Jackets are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

They will face the winner of the Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs series in the second round.