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NHL : ATS Matchup
Friday 3/21/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore



NY RANGERS (37-29-0-4, 78 pts.) at COLUMBUS (36-27-0-6, 78 pts.)
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Friday, 3/21/2014 7:05 PM
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51NY RANGERS-105Ov 5.5,+110-115Ov 5,-150
52COLUMBUS-115Un 5.5,-130-105Un 5,+130
NY RANGERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games37-33-0-3.837-33-3.828-322.633.02.529.6
Team Stats (Road Games)21-13-0+1021-13+1014-142.831.52.630.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.62-3-1.62-32.831.62.432.2
vs. Division12-14-0-6.312-14-6.314-92.932.52.829.3
NY RANGERS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)701855462645923108.0%2274318.9%306
Team Stats (Road Games)34952434343610718.9%1072523.4%151
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)514374011588.9%1616.2%20
Team Stats (vs. Division)2676222627148449.0%951818.9%131
Stats Against (All Games) 1745364534620748.4%2053215.6%286
Stats Against (Road Games) 903333240010218.8%1081715.7%152
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12624001617.5%1417.1%19
Stats Against (vs. Division) 72212919347629.4%881517.0%112
NY RANGERS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARTIN BIRON (All Games)22382976.3%00-2-20-2-0-22-0
MARTIN BIRON (Road Games)22382976.3%00-2-20-2-0-22-0
MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)22382976.3%00-2-20-2-0-22-0
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)53511525139891.7%526-25-5.626-25-0-721-23
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)242270664190.8%214-8+6.614-8-0+610-8
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)212159153790.9%110-11-5.110-11-0-812-7
HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)4413512592.6%02-2-0.62-2-0-12-2
CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)191750747593.7%011-6+3.811-6-0+35-9
CAMERON TALBOT (Road Games)111027726194.2%07-3+5.47-3-0+52-6
CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)6516915591.7%02-3-1.22-3-0-22-2
CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)4412511692.8%01-3-3.81-3-0-41-3

COLUMBUS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games36-33-0+2.336-33+2.335-312.929.32.730.6
Team Stats (Home Games)19-15-0+0.219-15+0.218-
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.63-2+0.61-42.638.22.229.4
vs. Division13-11-0+1.713-11+1.715-
COLUMBUS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)6919964587161220249.8%2354117.4%327
Team Stats (Home Games)3410936284507102810.6%1192521.0%183
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513336111916.8%1700.0%18
Team Stats (vs. Division)24762221303672010.6%75912.0%121
Stats Against (All Games) 1894762746921128.9%2414418.3%321
Stats Against (Home Games) 882033323710088.7%1261915.1%144
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 11424111477.5%16318.7%17
Stats Against (vs. Division) 68132628137519.1%901820.0%120
COLUMBUS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)48481391127891.9%127-21+4.627-21-0+325-20
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)232364659692.3%115-8+3.515-8-0+314-8
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)151545541891.9%18-7+0.18-7-0-19-5
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)441079891.6%02-2-0.42-2-0-11-3
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)241860054490.7%18-10-1.28-10-0-28-10
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)12929427091.8%14-5-1.14-5-0-13-6
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)10824221890.1%04-4+0.64-4-005-3
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)41544888.9%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)4311410390.4%01-2-1.21-2-0-12-1
MIKE MCKENNA (Home Games)22635688.9%00-2-2.20-2-0-21-1
MIKE MCKENNA (vs. Division)21514792.2%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
MIKE MCKENNA (Last 4 Games)4311410390.4%01-2-1.21-2-0-12-1
Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.11,  COLUMBUS 3.09
NY RANGERS - Schedule
2/27/2014CHICAGO2-1W0, -105W5.5 unU
3/1/2014at PHILADELPHIA2-4L0, -120L5 ovO
3/2/2014BOSTON3-6L0, +100L5 ovO
3/5/2014TORONTO2-3L0, -175L5.5 unU
3/7/2014at CAROLINA4-2W0, -140W5 ovO
3/9/2014DETROIT3-0W0, -160W5 ovU
3/11/2014at CAROLINA1-3L0, -150L5 ovU
3/13/2014at MINNESOTA1-2L0, -105L5 unU
3/14/2014at WINNIPEG4-2W0, -120W5 ovO
3/16/2014SAN JOSE0-1L0, -105L5 ovU
3/18/2014at OTTAWA8-4W0, -125W5.5 unO
3/21/2014at COLUMBUS 
3/22/2014at NEW JERSEY 
3/28/2014at CALGARY 
3/30/2014at EDMONTON 
4/1/2014at VANCOUVER 

COLUMBUS - Schedule
2/27/2014at NEW JERSEY2-5L0, -105L5 unO
3/1/2014FLORIDA6-3W0, -200W5.5 unO
3/3/2014at TORONTO2-1W0, -110W5.5 ovU
3/4/2014DALLAS4-2W0, -140W5.5 evO
3/6/2014at CHICAGO1-6L0, +165L5.5 ovO
3/8/2014at NASHVILLE1-0W0, +100W5.5 unU
3/11/2014DETROIT4-1W0, -120W5.5 unU
3/13/2014SAN JOSE3-4L0, +110L5.5 unO
3/15/2014at MINNESOTA2-1W0, +120W5 ovU
3/18/2014CAROLINA1-3L0, -175L5.5 unU
3/20/2014at MONTREAL3-2W0, +110W5.5 unU
3/21/2014NY RANGERS 
3/23/2014at NY ISLANDERS 
3/29/2014at CAROLINA 
NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The top three topics on sports talk shows in this city are usually Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting and Ohio State football's spring practices.
The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't upset that pecking order, although they are elbowing their way into the conversation.
Dead last in the league early in the NHL's shortened last season, the Blue Jackets suddenly found the winning touch. They went 19-5-5 down the stretch, energizing their fan base and shocking a lot of opponents used to walking over the 12-year-old franchise.
With the addition of free agent Nathan Horton to go with Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and a solid if largely unknown roster of proven pros, the Blue Jackets are expecting big things as they prep for a season of promise.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Rangers-Blue Jackets Preview* ==============================


New York (37-29-4) at Columbus (35-27-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT

Rick Nash spent his first nine NHL seasons as the face of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Now, he's back at Nationwide Arena for the first time since they traded him to the New York Rangers.

While Nash isn't sure of the type of reception awaiting him Friday night, he's looking to build on his first multi-goal performance in almost two months in order to help the Rangers split the season series with the Blue Jackets.

Nash was selected first overall by Columbus in 2002, and lived up to the billing. The star left wing is the franchise leader with 674 games, 289 goals, 258 assists and 547 points, 230 more than the next player on the list.

He also netted a team-record 44 game-winning goals, but only managed to help the Blue Jackets reach the playoffs once. And that was short-lived as they were swept in the opening round by Detroit in 2009.

With Columbus on its way to missing the postseason again in 2011-12, Nash requested a trade, and a blockbuster deal with New York materialized that summer.

Since then, Nash has faced the Jackets twice in New York - both losses - and scored twice in a 4-3 shootout defeat on Jan. 6. A concussion forced him to miss a 4-2 win at Columbus on Nov. 7.

"It's a lot of excitement for me to come back and play in front of the fans I played in front of for 10 years," said Nash, the Rangers' leader with 22 goals. "A lot of good memories here.

"I'm not sure what to expect. Me and the Blue Jackets fans have been through so much together. If I get cheers great. If I get boos - and I'm sure there will some - I'll move on from that."

Nash's first game as a visitor to Nationwide Arena comes after he scored two goals in an 8-4 win at Ottawa. He had two over his previous 15 games, and hadn't managed two in a game since a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Jan. 21.

Coach Alain Vigneault is hoping the Rangers can build on their best scoring performance of the season after totaling two goals in three losses over the prior four games.

"I'm hoping that it'll be a start for us, and some of our guys are going to find the net on a regular basis," coach Alain Vigneault said. "We definitely need that. We need to make the other teams pay for their mistakes."

Derick Brassard is looking to build on his two goals and one assist from Tuesday after going eight games without a point. The center, who came over with Nash, hasn't managed a point in two meetings against Columbus.

Like the Rangers, the Blue Jackets are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race, and are trying to improve upon Thursday's 3-2 win at Montreal.

"We skated, we were physical, we fore-checked hard," said center Brandon Dubinsky, who scored his 14th goal. "I liked our tenacity. We created turnovers."

Dubinsky has one goal and two assists in three games versus the Rangers after they sent him to Columbus as part of the Nash trade. The center had one goal and one assist in the most recent meeting with his former team.

Ryan Johansen came up big against the Canadiens, scoring the decisive goal with 3:01 left in regulation. The center has a team-high 27 tallies on the season, but has just one in four meetings with New York.

Last Updated: 4/20/2018 3:12:13 PM EST

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