6 Facts You Need to Know For Rangers-Blue Jackets

The Rangers look to get back on track tonight, as they head to Columbus to take on Blue Jackets.

Don’t miss full coverage tonight beginning at 6:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

*Facts Courtesy New York Rangers

1 Success in Ohio

Columbus has been a happy hunting ground for the Blueshirts in recent years. The Rangers have won nine of 12 against the Blue Jackets dating back to Jan. 16, 2015. They have also recorded a win in seven of its last nine contests in Columbus dating back to Nov. 7, 2013.

2 A Dramatic Repeat?

Columbus was the scene of one of the most dramatic moments of the Rangers’ 2016-17 season, as Michael Grabner scored a game-winning goal 16.5 seconds left to lift the Blueshirts to a 5-4 comeback win on Jan. 7, 2017.

Think Dave Maloney was excited for this one? We do …

3 Four-Midable

Mika Zibanejad talks about his strong start to the season and what it’s going to take to get a win against a very strong Columbus team Friday.

Mika Zibanejad joined Rick Nash as the only Rangers in franchise history to record a goal in each of the first four games of a season after notching his goal Tuesday night against St. Louis.

4 Remember Me?

It’s always a special night for Rick Nash when he returns to Columbus. The winger is the Blue Jackets’ All-Time Leader in games played (674), goals (289), assists (258) and points (547).

5 KZB = Chemistry

Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich have registered 11 points (five goals, six assists) combined so far this season. At least one of the trio has notched a point on seven of the team’s 10 goals. Who will do it tonight?

6 Offense From Defense

The Rangers are one of four NHL teams this season to have three defensemen with a goal this season – Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei and Marc Staal.