The Rangers scored four goals in the third period en route to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score
- 0:37 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Zach Werenski, Seth Jones
- 4:24 CBJ Josh Anderson; Assist: Ryan Murray
- 12:41 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Nick Holden
- 5:10 NYR Kevin Shattenkirk (power play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
- 8:01 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner
- 9:40 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Zibanejad
- 11:27 NYR Buchnevich (power play); Assists: Zibanejad, Shattenkirk
- 19:11 NYR Grabner (ENG)
- 3: Grabner
- 2: Pavel Buchnevich
- 1: Mika Zibanejad
- It's about finding ways and the Rangers found another way to win tonight. The PP cashed in big time in the third period and the Rangers got a big period from some big players to tie the game twice and then take it.
- The Rangers came out with a great start, and a first period where they dominated and had Columbus out of sorts. Then Columbus went up 2-0 and with the way Bobrovsky was playing it seemed like this was going to be an even bigger hill to climb than normal. Grabner got the Rangers on the board, the Rangers started to play better and then they took advantage of pretty much every opportunity granted to them in the third.
- Mika Zibanejad was given the chance to be the guy for the Rangers down the middle and he has more than accepted that role and excelled in it. That pass on the winner to Buchnevich probably doesn't get across very often but it did tonight and it was perfect for Pavel Buchnevich to roof it.
- The Kevin Shattenkirk at the point and Chris Kreider in front of the net on the PP plan is certainly working well right now.
- This is a confident team right now and considering where they were just a week ago that is a significant transformation. They are getting the goaltending, they are playing with a better structure defensively and scoring the important goal when it's needed. They are now at .500 and will look to go above .500 for the first time this season.
The Rangers face the Boston Bruins at home on Wednesday at 8 p.m.