4 Facts to Know for Rangers-Blue Jackets

After having their six-game winning streak snapped, the Rangers look to get back in the win column tonight in Columbus.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Rangers

1 King Henrik

Henrik Lundqvist will make his eighth consecutive start tonight. The 35-year-old netminder is tied for the NHL lead in appearances this season (16).

And in 5 career games against Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, Lundqvist has posted a 10-4-1 record with a 2.31 GAA and .926 SV%.

2 First Strike

The Blueshirts have scored first in their last three games and have a 7-3-0 record when scoring first this season.

3 Defensive Reinforcements

Brendan Smith returns to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the past six games. Smith will replace Steven Kampfer and pair with Marc Staal. He has two assists in 11 games played this season.

4 Power Rangers

The Rangers are fourth in the NHL in power-play efficiency (17-for-69; 24.6%) and have scored a power-play goal in 10 out of their first 19 games this season.