NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and Oscar Lindberg scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.
Dominic Moore, Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan added a goal apiece in New York’s home opener following two straight road victories to open the season.
Eleven Rangers finished with at least one point. Lindberg, Viktor Stalberg and Keith Yandle led the attack with two points each.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves while Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner scored for Columbus, which fell to 0-2 to start the season.
An opportunistic Rangers squad led 3-0 at the first intermission, aided by significant Columbus breakdowns in all three zones.
Lindberg opened the scoring at 1:20 by tapping a Kevin Hayes rebound past a sprawled Bobrovsky. Lindberg added his second of the game at the 5:12 mark of the first. New York’s rookie center beat Dalton Prout to the top of the crease before redirecting J.T. Miller’s cross-ice centering feed.
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