The NY Rangers are the away team in this game and enter this match up ranked 21st in the NHL with a record of 28-23-5. The Rangers are solid when away from the big apple, going 12-11-2 on the road this season. The Rangers are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won two games in a row. On the other hand, the Columbus Blue Jackets are the home team and sit 8th in the NHL with a season record of 30-17-10. Columbus has a home record of 18-10-3 on the year and will look to continue their dominance here tonight. The Blue Jackets enter this game 7-1-2 in their last 10 match ups. Both of these teams need some points so this game will be a dog fight.
NY Rangers Need Some Road PointsThe NY Rangers rank 16th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. Both of their goalies have played well this year, with Alexandar Georgiev getting the start tonight as NY looks for a spark. Georgiev has played quite well since he started getting more starts and will look to continue that tonight to beat Columbus.
The Rangers rank 11th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at on the road. Artemi Panarin has been electric this year, leading the Rangers with over 70 points so far. Panarin has been beating teams with speed and crisp snapshots and will look to continue that trend here tonight to help his squad win.
Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus enters this game ranked 1st in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. Joonas Korpisalohas been a solid netminder for this team all season, he has been getting great help from his boys upfront. Korpisalo has kept it together this season but will need to stay calm here tonight.
The Blue Jackets are 30th in the NHL when it comes to scoring goals in front of their home fans. Zach Werenski has been a surprise scorer for the Jackets from the blue line this season. He will look to dish out some crisp passes and tighten up the blue line to help keep things in line for the Jackets tonight.