Blue Jackets take on the Rangers in Metropolitan Division play
Columbus Blue Jackets (23-42-7, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (43-20-10, third in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup of Metropolitan Division teams.
New York has a 12-8-2 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 43-20-10 record overall. The Rangers have a 37-5-1 record when scoring at least three goals.
Columbus has a 6-12-3 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 23-42-7 record overall. The Blue Jackets have a 23-8-4 record when scoring at least three goals.
The teams meet Tuesday for the third time this season. The Blue Jackets won 5-1 in the last meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has 24 goals and 58 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has five goals over the past 10 games.
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 18 goals with 49 assists for the Blue Jackets. Kent Johnson has two goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 8-1-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.
Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.6 assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while giving up 5.3 goals per game.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Blue Jackets: Mathieu Olivier: day to day (lower body), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Jake Bean: out (shoulder), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder), Patrik Laine: out (triceps), Elvis Merzlikins: out (personal), Erik Gudbranson: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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