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Georgiev logs 36 saves as Rangers beat Blue Jackets 3-1

Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead objective within the 3rd duration because the New York Rangers crowned the Columbus Blue Jackets Three-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead objective within the 3rd duration, Alexandar Georgiev had 36 saves and the New York Rangers crowned the Columbus Blue Jackets Three-1 on Friday evening.

Kreider scored on a wrist shot from the slot with Three:12 left within the recreation, simply 2 seconds after a Rangers’ energy play ended and Columbus’ Jakob Lilja was once speeding out of the field. Ryan Strome added an empty-netter with 1:11 left.

Pavel Buchnevich additionally scored for the Rangers, who’ve gained 4 instantly and are 7-2 of their closing 9. They swept a back-to-back, beating Minnesota in a shootout on Thursday evening. Friday’s win put them inside seven issues of wild-card groups Columbus and Philadelphia within the Jap Convention playoff hunt.

Oliver Bjorkstrand were given his team-leading 19th objective and Elvis Merzlikins had 25 saves for damage ravaged Columbus, which is winless in its closing 4 video games (Zero-2-2) at the heels of a 10-game issues streak.

New York scored off a face-off simply 22 seconds into the sport when Buchnevich redirected a Jacob Trouba shot from the purpose prime previous Merzlikin’s glove.

After a sustained assault in the second one duration by which Columbus outshot New York 22-7, the Blue Jackets have been rewarded with some success. Bjorkstrand tied the sport when he took a blind, backhanded swipe at a unfastened puck and beat Georgiev overdue in the second one.

Columbus’ Boone Jenner hit the submit on a short-handed breakaway with four:44 left earlier than Kreider scored the winner.

NOTES: Georgiev began forward of Igor Shesterkin, who overlooked his 2d recreation with an ankle damage. He’s day after day. … Columbus F Liam Foudy was once obligated to return to London of the Ontario Hockey League to play Friday evening after taking part in Thursday for the NHL staff. Jakob Lilja was once recalled from Cleveland (AHL) to switch him. … Blue Jackets D David Savard is the one NHL participant with a minimum of 120 blocked pictures and 100 hits. … Columbus nonetheless has 9 regulars out with accidents, together with G Joonas Korpisalo, D Seth Jones and ahead Cam Atkinson. … New York D Marc Staal returned after lacking Thursday evening’s recreation with the flu. … Buchnevich is the NHL’s 20th participant to attain within the opening 22 seconds of a recreation this season.

UP NEXT

Rangers: Host Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Blue Jackets: At New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

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