NEW YORK RANGERS (40-19-2) vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (38-16-5)
Game coverage begins at 4:30 PM on MSG
The Blueshirts return home to take on the Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup.
· Tonight, the Rangers take on the Blue Jackets for the fifth time this season.
· New York is 8-1-1 in the last 10 games.
· The Blueshirts are 19-11-2 at Madison Square Garden in 2016-17.
· The Rangers sit third in the Metropolitan Division with 82 points.
· Brady Skjei picked up an assist Saturday on the Rangers’ game-winning goal in overtime against the Devils.
· The 22-year-old has two goals and an impressive 26 assists in his first full season as a regular Blueshirt backliner.
· Skjei has four assists in his last five games and has seven assists in 10 games in the month of February.
Antti Raanta breaks down the Rangers-Devils tilt and the crazy 20 seconds in overtime when he stopped Kyle Palmieri's breakaway before Mika Zibanejad hit netted the game-winner.
“Our guys were on top of the game the whole time. Even though I felt like ‘what’s going on right now,’ our guys were still putting the pucks deep and we got the goal and we get to OT and a great win.”
— Antti Raanta reflecting on the Rangers’ 4-3 comeback OT win over the New Jersey Devils Saturday
Rick Nash skated for Columbus for nine seasons (2002-2012) and is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (674), goals (289), assists (258), and points (547).