Blue Jackets visit the Rangers after shutout victory

Posted1/19/2020 7:00 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets (25-16-8, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (23-19-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host Columbus after the Blue Jackets shut out New Jersey 5-0. Elvis Merzlikins earned the victory in the net for Columbus after recording 41 saves.

The Rangers are 10-3-0 against Metropolitan Division teams. New York is last in the NHL shooting 29.9 shots per game, but is 6th in the league averaging 3.4 goals.

The Blue Jackets are 9-5-3 against Metropolitan Division teams. Columbus has converted on 17.2% of power-play opportunities, scoring 25 power-play goals.

In their last meeting on Dec. 5, New York won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 26 goals and has recorded 68 points. Anthony DeAngelo has totaled five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for New York.

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Zachary Werenski leads the Blue Jackets with 15 goals and has 29 points. Alexander Wennberg has collected six assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .955 save percentage.

Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, seven assists, 5.3 penalties and 16 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.

Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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