Columbus hosts New York after Kuraly’s 2-goal game
New York Rangers (7-3-3, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7-4-0, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets +107, Rangers -129; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit Columbus after Sean Kuraly scored two goals in the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
The Blue Jackets are 2-4-0 in conference play. Columbus ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game, led by Boone Jenner with six.
The Rangers are 1-1-0 against opponents in the Metropolitan. New York is last in the NHL recording 25.7 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Oct. 29, New York won 4-0. Chris Kreider scored a team-high two goals for the Rangers in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Blue Jackets with 14 points, scoring five goals and adding nine assists. Jakub Voracek has nine assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 11 total assists and has 13 points. Adam Fox has eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 6-4-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-2-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.2 assists, four penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Max Domi: out (health protocols), Adam Boqvist: day to day (undisclosed).
Rangers: Filip Chytil: day to day (upper body).