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.
- Kevin Klein lit the lamp twice Saturday night, recording his second-career multi-goal performance, and giving him three markers on the season overall. Klein has 10 points (3g, 7a) in 41 career skates against the Blue Jackets -- his second-highest point total against any NHL opponent (has 12 points against Chicago).
- Boone Jenner had a goal and a helper Saturday night, giving him 10 markers and 10 assists on the season overall. Including Jenner, the Blue Jackets have nine different skaters with a least 10 goals in 2016-17 -- one shy of tying the clubs' single-season franchise record of 10 set in 2005-06.
- The Blue Jackets haven't potted a power-play goal in seven straight home tilts -- the longest streak of its kind in franchise history. New York hasn't allowed a PPG in four straight road contests (opponents are 0-for-10 during streak).