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The Rangers couldn't give the Madison Square Garden faithful one more win at home this season, falling to the Blue Jacets, 3-2, in a shootout >> Box score


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Apr 1, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders celebrates the goal by New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)
Apr 1, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders celebrates the goal by New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Schneidler)

By losing to the Maple Leafs on Monday and failing to close in on the Capitals, the Islanders left themselves open to losing control of their destiny as they hope to open the playoffs next week at Nassau Coliseum.

But the idle Isles caught two breaks on Tuesday when the Penguins, who are two points behind the Isles in third place in the Metropolitan Division, lost 4-1 to a lottery-bound Red Wings team, and the Blue Jackets fell 6-2 to the Bruins. Carolina defeated Toronto 4-1 to jump Columbus in the standings.

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Feb 14, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Feb 14, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The most important piece of business for the Islanders was taken care of Saturday night when they punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now they look ahead to which seed they might get and who they might face when the first round starts next week.

But even though there are just three games remaining in the NHL regular season entering their Monday night matchup against John Tavares and the Maple Leafs, the Isles can finish anywhere from first in the Metropolitan Division to the last wild-card spot.

Let's take a look at all the playoff scenarios as the Islanders, who currently occupy the No. 2 spot in the Metro, prepare for the final week of the season:

Metropolitan Division champions

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After blanking the Coyotes on Sunday, the Islanders got a taste of their own medicine in a 4-0 shutout against the Blue Jackets on the road Tuesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 5:43 CBJ Ryan Dzingel (Power Play); Assists: Zach Werenski, Boone Jenner
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New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee falls onto the ice while attempting a shot on goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee falls onto the ice while attempting a shot on goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports)

Thomas Greiss recorded 33 saves in a shutout as the Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Monday at Nassau Coliseum. >> Box score


First period:

  • 6:11 NYI Ryan Pulock; Assists: Cal Clutterbuck, Adam Pelech

 

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Mar 5, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) scores the game winning goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during shootout at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 5, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) scores the game winning goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during shootout at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

It was a solid defensive game for both teams, but the Devils came out on the losing end in a shootout to the visiting Blue Jackets, 2-1, at The Rock on Tuesday night. >> Box Score


First Period

  • 0:52 CBJ Cam Atkinson; Assists: Davis Savard, Markus Nutivaara 
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Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) carries the puck during the overtime against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 23, 2018; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Marcus Johansson (90) carries the puck during the overtime against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

It went down to the wire Monday afternoon before the NHL trade deadline, but the Devils did trade pending unrestricted free agent Marcus Johansson to the Bruins in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick.

Earlier Monday, the Devils dealt goalie Keith Kinkaid to Columbus for a 2022 fifth-round pick.

Johansson is now teammates with Brad Marchand, who concussed Johansson last year and whom Johansson ripped for the vicious elbow which caused Johansson's second concussion of the 2017-18 season. Johansson was injured on Jan. 23 last year and didn't return until Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs on April 16.

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New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton talks the team's strategy at the NHL trade deadline, future of Rangers moving forward and Mats Zuccarello

As expected, the rebuilding Rangers were busy before the NHL trade deadline passed Monday at 3 p.m., trading away Mats Zuccarello on Saturday before dealing Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid on Monday.

How did GM Jeff Gorton do? Here's a look at the three trades:

SEND: RW Mats Zuccarello to Dallas
RECEIVE: Conditional 2019 second-round pick, conditional 2020 third-round pick

The second-rounder can become a first-rounder if the Stars advance to the Western Conference Final this spring. The third-rounder can become a first-rounder if Zuccarello re-signs with Dallas. The Rangers retained about 30 percent of Zuccarello's remaining salary, which is essentially irrelevant with respect to evaluating the trade from the Blueshirts' perspective.

This deal seemed to be polarizing among fans, but the fact is the Rangers had to get something for the 31-year-old winger. Yes, he was a good player, a hard worker and a fan favorite. It certainly made Henrik Lundqvist emotional on Sunday, the goaltender fighting back tears and unable to answer a question about his friend being dealt away.

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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

As the Rangers slog through a rebuilding season, they have chips to cash in on once again after last year's eventful trade deadline.

Chief among them is Kevin Hayes, who received only a one-year, $5.175 million deal as a restricted free agent last summer and is set for unrestricted free agency later this year. The ascending 26-year-old center could be a target for the Blue Jackets before Monday's deadline if they fail in their pursuit of Ottawa's Matt Duchene, according to Elliotte Friedman's latest 31 Thoughts column.

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Feb 14, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Feb 14, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

Casey Cizikas was named the first star of the game after netting two goal on the Islanders' road to a 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 7:06 NYI Casey Cizikas; Assists: Cal Clutterbuck, Thomas Greiss
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist praised an improved power play as what helped the Rangers defeat the Carolina Hurricanes.

After allowing seven goals in their last game, the Rangers went on a scoring spree of their own, erupting for six goals between three players -- Tony DeAngelo, Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich -- in a 6-2 win over the Hurricanes. >> Box score


First period:

  • 1:16 NYR Tony DeAngelo; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Boo Nieves
  • 9:24 CAR Saku Maenalanen (Unassisted)
  • 12:41 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk
  • 14:22 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
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New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington chase down a loose puck during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington chase down a loose puck during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers' late rally fell short as they lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-5 on Sunday at Nationwide Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 4:34 NYR Ryan Strome; Assists: Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast
  • 5:08 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Cam Atkinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • 8:55 CBJ Anthony Duclair; Assists: Markus Nutivaara, Ryan Murray
  • 17:56 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Boo Nieves, Alexandar Georgiev
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Dec 27, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) fight for the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Dec 27, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) fight for the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Chris Kreider scored two goals for the Rangers but the Blue Jackets tied the game late in the third period before scoring the winner in overtime. >> Box score


First period:

  • 9:17 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson
  • 13:59 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Kevin Hayes, Vladislav Namestnikov
  • 16:08 CBJ David Savard; Assists: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Scott Harrington

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Nov 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a kick save during the second period of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports (John Geliebter)
Nov 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a kick save during the second period of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports (John Geliebter)

NEW YORK -- These are enjoyable times for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are starting to get on a roll and getting outstanding goaltending from Sergei Bobrovsky.

The Blue Jackets attempt to get their season-high fifth straight victory and Bobrovsky likely will be in net Thursday night when they visit the New York Rangers.

Columbus is trying to get its fourth winning streak of at least five games since the start of the 2016-17 season. The Blue Jackets also are 6-2-1 in their last nine games since a 9-6 home loss to the Calgary Flames on Dec. 4.

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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri moves into position against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri moves into position against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 39 Devils shots as New Jersey failed to climb out of the cellar in the Eastern Conference in a 3-0 loss Sunday at Prudential Center. >> Read More

First period

  • 4:03 CBJ Cam Atkinson; Assists: Artemi Panarin, Ryan Murray
  • 5:31 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Alexander Wennberg, Zach Werenski

Second period

  • 10:47 CBJ Artemi Panarin

Third period

  • N/A
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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri moves into position against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri moves into position against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils will get familiar with one another over the next four days.

The Metropolitan Division opponents will play each other twice in a home-and-home starting Thursday night at Nationwide Arena. Columbus will then visit New Jersey on Sunday in the final game before the Christmas break.

"We have some division games coming up, which I love," Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky said, according to the team's website. "I've played a lot of games in my career against the guys coming up, and I'm excited about that."

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New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

October was one disappointment after another for the New York Rangers, who went 4-7-2 during the season's first month and spent more time closer to last place than a playoff spot.

But as the Rangers prepare to host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, they are showing signs of life and will be in pursuit of their fourth straight victory. >> Read more

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a save during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider makes a save during the third period at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils were shut out at home in a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday at Prudential Center. >> Read more


First period: 

  • 2:45 COL Boone Jenner; Assists: Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky
  • 5:35 COL Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Sam Gagner, David Savard
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Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash and coach Alain Vigneault speak to the media following the Rangers' 5-2 loss to Columbus on Sunday night.

The New York Rangers lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more

First period:

  • 1:02 CLB Alexander Wennberg; Assists: David Savard, Oliver Bjorkstrand
  • 4:07 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Derek Stepan
  • 6:47 CLB Cam Atkinson (power play); Assists: Sam Gagner, Zach Werenski

Second period:

  • 9:47 CLB Wennberg; Assist: Oliver Bjorkstrand

Third period:

  • 4:12 CLB Cam Atkinson; Assist: Brandon Dubinsky
  • 19:36 CLB Josh Anderson; Assists: Scott Hartnell, William Karlsson
  • 19:59 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Marc Staal, Oscar Lindberg
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Feb 23, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Islanders forward John Tavares (91) plays the puck during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Islanders forward John Tavares (91) plays the puck during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders continue their lengthy road trip with a game against the Blue Jackets at 5 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Islanders beat the Canadiens, 3-0, in Montreal on Thursday, their third consecutive win. Since Doug Weight took over as head coach on January 17, New York is 12-4-2 -- only Washington (11-3-1) and Chicago (11-4-0) have better records in that span.
  • The Blue Jackets lost to the Predators, 4-3, in Columbus on Sunday before going into their bye week. The loss snapped a two-game win streak, and was the first time in their last seven games they had allowed over three goals.
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New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) looks on during warm ups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski)
New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) looks on during warm ups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski)

Goaltender Thomas Greiss will be in net for the Islanders against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night, head coach Doug Weight told reporters. 

Weight also said he will use the same lineup as he did on Thursday against Montreal, which means Stephen Gionta and Bracken Kearns will suit up at forward in place of Cal Clutterbuck and Shane Prince. 

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey's go-ahead goal midway through the third period propelled the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Nationwide Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 8:12 COL Brandon Dubinsky; Assists: Brandon Saad, Seth Jones

Second period:

  • 0:12 NYR Dan Girardi (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller

Third period:

  • 4:49 NYR Hayes; Unassisted
  • 11:53 COL Nick Foligno; Assist: David Savard
  • 13:28 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Derek Stepan, Nick Holden  
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New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers face the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road Monday at Nationwide Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers beat the Avalanche, 4-2, at home on Saturday night, winning their season-high tying fifth straight tilt with the triumph. Including each of its last four victories, New York has tallied four or more goals 28 times in 2016-17 -- most of any team in hockey.
  • Columbus defeated Detroit, 2-1, at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night, snapping its two-game home losing streak in the process. With their victory over the Wings, the Blue Jackets now have 35 wins on the season -- one more than they had all of 2015-16.
  • The Jackets have taken two of three from the Blueshirts this season, scoring four or more times in each contest. With a victory tonight, Columbus will have more single-season wins over New York than in any other campaign all-time.

 

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New York Islanders left wing Jason Chimera celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings with teammates during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders left wing Jason Chimera celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings with teammates during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Remember when Jason Chimera wasn't a productive New York Islander? That is a thing of the past, as the veteran has found himself during this recent hot streak.

Chimera scored the Islanders' fourth goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets when he tried to send a cross ice pass through the neutral zone, but it was broken up. The puck bounced back to him, so he skated into the high slot and ripped a wrister to beat Sergei Bobrovsky on his glove side.

The 37-year-old Chimera, who signed a two-year deal with New York last summer, has scored five of his 10 goals over the last seven games, as the Islanders have 11 points during that stretch.

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New York Islanders left wing Nikolay Kulemin celebrates his goal with teammates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)
New York Islanders left wing Nikolay Kulemin celebrates his goal with teammates against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)

The Islanders (19-17-6) begin a stretch against the Eastern Conference's top three teams on Tuesday when they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets (32-10-4) to Brooklyn.

According to STATS:

  • The Islanders have picked up points in four straight games for only the second time this season. New York has fired at least 35 shots in each of its last three games for the first time since January 2-7, 2016.
  • The Blue Jackets won back-to-back games for the first time since their 16-game winning streak with Sunday's 7-6 barnburner in Ottawa. It was the fourth time this season Columbus has scored 7+ goals, second in the league behind Pittsburgh (5).
  • New York is 7-0-3 in its last 10 skates at home against Columbus. The 10-game run is tied for the Islanders' longest active home point streak versus a single opponent with the Oilers.
  • Cam Atkinson netted his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season in the win at the Senators. Atkinson's five multi-goal games are tied for the most in the NHL this season and equals his total from the previous two years combined.
  • John Tavares took a career-high 10 shots in the overtime loss to the Flyers on Sunday. The last Islander to take 10+ shots without scoring a goal was Kyle Okposo on January 2, 2016.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky is 12-4-0 with a 2.24 GAA and .928 save percentage in 17 career games against the Islanders. Since 2010-11, only Henrik Lundvist (13) has more wins versus New York than Bobrovsky.

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New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) plays a puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) plays a puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders picked up five points in the first three games of a season-long six-game homestand. But the real challenge begins Tuesday night, when the Islanders host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center.

The visit by the Blue Jackets begins at three-game stretch in which the Islanders host the top three teams in the Eastern Conference.

The Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens arrive Thursday and the Washington Capitals, who beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday to break a tie with the Blue Jackets not only atop the Metropolitan Division but the entire NHL, head to Barclays Center on Jan. 31.

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Dec 10, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (34) celebrates a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat New York 6-2. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 10, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (34) celebrates a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus beat New York 6-2. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

First Period

  • 5:59 NYI Josh Bailey (unassisted) 
  • 13:59 CBJ Jack Johnson (Power Play); Assists: Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky
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The Islanders head to Columbus looking to extend their point streak in a matchup with the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. 

According to STATS...

  • The Islanders have won each of their last five games versus the Blue Jackets, tied for their longest active win streak versus any team (also versus the Flames) and their longest win streak versus Columbus all-time. New York has earned at least one point in each of its nine games versus Columbus since the start of the 2015 calendar year (7-0-2).
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Nov 1, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner (89) celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus defeated Dallas 3-2 in overtime. Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner (89) celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Nationwide Arena. Columbus defeated Dallas 3-2 in overtime. Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

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Third Period 

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider scores a goal from his knees in the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider scores a goal from his knees in the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan each scored their 20th goals and had an assist, and the New York Rangers hung on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Monday night to earn a sixth-consecutive playoff berth.

Dan Boyle and Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Rangers, who snapped a three-game skid and moved three points behind second-place Pittsburgh and remained two ahead of the fourth-place Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

The Rangers clinched playing down a defenseman most of the way. Captain Ryan McDonagh was injured blocking a shot early in the first period and left the game.

Tags: Chris Kreider, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dan Boyle, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, Matz Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
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New Jersey Devils right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New Jersey Devils right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

Devante Smith-Pelly's third-period goal gave the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

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Devante Smith-Pelly (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Devante Smith-Pelly (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils face the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

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New York Rangers center Eric Staal talks with defenseman Keith Yandle during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers center Eric Staal talks with defenseman Keith Yandle during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Derek Stepan scored a short-handed goal with 2:48 to play and the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday night in Eric Staal's much-anticipated debut.

Mats Zuccarello also scored and Antti Raanta made 26 saves in giving the Rangers their 13th win in 18 games (13-4-1). Henrik Lundqvist's backup denied Cam Atkinson on the doorstep with less than a second remaining to preserve the victory.

Atkinson his 20th goal of the season and Joonas Korpisalo had 22 saves for Columbus, which finished 7-3-3 in February.

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New York Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta defends his net against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta defends his net against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden on Monday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers are looking for their sixth straight win over the Blue Jackets. They also hold a 10-3-1 record over Columbus dating back to the 2008-09 season.
  • The Blue Jackets are on a 9-2-3 run in its last 14 games following Saturday's 4-3 shootout victory over Florida. Columbus was out shot 13-1 and trailed 1-0 after the first period before recovering to get the win.
  • The Rangers are tied for second in the NHL in wins (13) and points (27) since January 16 (13-5-1). The Blueshirts have not lost two consecutive games (regulation and overtime losses included) since dropping three straight from December 17 -20, 2015.
  • Keith Yandle is the first Rangers defenseman to register at least 30 assists and 20 even strength assists in one season since Brian Leetch in 2000-01. He has a point in seven of his last nine games.
  • Columbus holds a 7-2-3 record in the month of February. Their 17 points are tied for the most in the month in team history, trailing only the 17 points earned in 2011 (8-3-1). This point total is also tied for the fifth most in the NHL for the month.
  • Scott Hartnell scored his 20th goal of the season in the Blue Jackets' win over Florida on Saturday. He now has nine seasons with 20 or more goals since 2005-06 - only Alex Ovechkin (11), Rick Nash (10) and Thomas Vanek (10) have more during this stretch.
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New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) and New Jersey Devils right wing Lee Stempniak (20) celebrate Larsson's empty net goal during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Rangers 5-2. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) and New Jersey Devils right wing Lee Stempniak (20) celebrate Larsson's empty net goal during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Rangers 5-2. (Ed Mulholland)

The New Jersey Devils avoided matching their longest losing streak of the season by beating an arch-rival.

Now they can't afford another slip-up against a Metropolitan Division foe that has been a thorn in their side.

The Devils have dropped four straight to the Columbus Blue Jackets heading into Thursday night's matchup at Nationwide Arena.

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There was no celebrating when the final regular?season game at Nassau Coliseum came to an end. When the contest concluded, the Islanders had fallen 5-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the shootout, and failed to clinch home-ice advantage for their opening round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals.

All the cards seemed to go the Islanders way on Saturday before the game. The Capitals lost to the New York Rangers in afternoon contest at Verizon Center to set up a meaningful game in Uniondale.

"It's disappointing," John Tavares said. "I think the way the crowd was today was incredible. I think we felt the urgency, I thought we brought that. It's just disappointing. We had the opportunity in front of us and we didn't capitalize."

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The Islanders travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. The game can be seen on MSG Plus. It is also available on radio on WRHU 88.7 FM and LI New Radio 103.9 FM.

Two important points are on the line when the Islanders meet the Blue Jackets tonight at Nationwide Arena.

After tonight the Islanders (45-27-5) have four games remaining in the regular season. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at six, so a combination of a win tonight and a loss by the Ottawa Senators will push them closer to their goal. Although defeating the Blue Jackets will be no easy task.

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Tuesday?night's 5-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets may have been the most frustrating defeat for the New Jersey Devils this season. Despite scoring four goals and holding a 3-1 lead in the second period, Columbus was able to put bodies in front of Martin Brodeur time and time again, which resulted in the dismal defensive display.

One thing is for certain;?Bryce Salvador, the captain of this team is sorely missed right now.?

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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Tuesday night by a final score of 5-4. ?The loss drops the Devils to 12-14-6.

The Least You Should Know:

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By Dave Turner and Jeff O'Connor

With the season upon us, it's time to see how the Devils stack up with the rest of the Metropolitan Division. With plenty of talent across the board, the Metro division should be one of the most competitive in the league.

Dave's Picks:?

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  • Full color and breakdown of New Jersey's second-straight home win, a 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg. (NorthJersey.com) (NJ.com) (NHL.com) (AP).
  • Anton Volchenkov had an assist and was a plus-1 in 16:39 Sunday night, which is especially remarkable considering he injured his foot?in the third period. (NJ.com)
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets won their sixth straight last night in a shootout in Detroit... (NHL.com)
  • ...and the Chicago Blackhawks?lost?their second straight in regulation against Edmonton (NHL.com)
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