When the Rangers last played Columbus they scored thrice on the PP in the third period to come from behind and win 5-3.
John Tortorella said after that game that his team didn't deserve to win and that they "pissed one away."
Aaron Portzline wrote at The Athletic that Columbus sometimes struggles to close games out against the Rangers, with Tortorella saying that he doesn't know why things get "a little funky" against his former team.
Cam Atkinson said that the Rangers like to play a transition game and that "if you feed into it, it's going to be chaotic." (The Athletic)
Atkinson said that whether the Rangers are leading or trailing they are always "pushing" for more. (The Athletic)
Columbus has won two in a row and are 5-4-1 in their last ten games.