5 Things to Know: Rangers at Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (36-18-1) at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (35-14-5)
Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG

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  • The Rangers head to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets tonight for the fourth time this season.
  • New York is 8-2-0 in the last 10 games.
  • The Blueshirts are 18-7-0 on the road during the 2016-17 season.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Former Ranger and current Blue Jackets alternate captain Brandon Dubinsky recorded 213 points in 393 games as a Blueshirt.

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  • Kevin Klein tied single-game career-highs with two goals, two points and a plus-three rating in Saturday’s victory over Colorado.
  • The 37th pick overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft notched a multi-goal game for the second time in his NHL career.
  • The 32-year-old defenseman has one in three games vs. Columbus this season.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Klein has developed a knack for scoring ever since he came over in a trade with Nashville. Klein has scored 22 goals in 215 games as a Blueshirt compared with 16 goals in 403 games with the Predators.

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“I’m just really proud and I’m really thankful for that opportunity. This organization means so much to me and they’ve given me the opportunity to play a lot of hockey. It’s been 12 years where I’ve been getting a lot of starts and I’ve had a lot of good teammates throughout the years, and you think back to them right now, obviously because they’re part of it as well.”

 — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist after registering his 400th career win Saturday

DID YOU KNOW?

Lundqvist recorded his first NHL win on Oct. 13, 2005 against the Devils.

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Rangers defenseman Nick Holden is second among all skaters on the team with 20:30 of average time on ice.

DID YOU KNOW?

Holden made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets and played parts of two seasons with Columbus (2010-11; 2012-13)

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REACTIONS TO LUNDQVIST’S 400th NHL WIN

Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 400th career NHL win after the Blueshirts' 4-2 victory over the Avs. See how he was able to reach the milestone and hear from the King himself.