5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

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.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

1 Where They Stand

January 31, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

·      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.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

2 Who's Hot

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·      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.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

3 Say What?

“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

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

4 Stat of the Day

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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).

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

5 Must-See Video

Mika Zibanejad discusses scoring the game-winning goal in OT vs. NJ

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.