Columbus Blue Jackets
If you are an old school hockey fan you have to hope the Columbus Blue Jackets take the rest of the regular season off. That way, the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers can resume a rivalry that’s among the most storied in the NHL.
Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Adam Henrique scored twice, Jaromir Jagr netted the 699th goal of his career and the New Jersey Devils had a rare goal-scoring binge in defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Thursday night.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves through overtime and two more in the shootout in his first action in over a month, and Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and assist against his former team in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Cam Atkinson scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
The Rangers have hit the skids in the midst of a franchise-record nine-game homestand that was supposed to be a launching point.
Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10 and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss.
Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov aren’t looking back in anger. They said a part of them will always be about the Rangers.
The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.
Carl Hagelin scored two goals — one thanks to an opposing player — and Cam Talbot made 32 saves Thursday night to lead the Rangers past Columbus 4-2.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and James Wisniewski had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory.
Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.
While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.
Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers’ lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
While Gaborik is thriving in Columbus, the Blueshirts landed a haul of their own. Derick Brassard and John Moore are flourishing under the Madison Square Garden lights.