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NHL Game Summary - Columbus at NY Rangers



(Monday, January 6th)

Final Score: Columbus 4, NY Rangers 3 (SO)

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Letestu scored the winner in the shootout as the Columbus Blue Jackets took a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday.

Letestu buried a wrister past Henrik Lundqvist on Columbus' first shot and Sergei Bobrovsky made a nice save on a backhand offering from Rick Nash. Ryan Johansen then sealed the win as he faked to the backhand and lifted it high over Lundqvist.

Brandon Dubinsky and James Wisniewski both had a goal and an assist, while Cam Atkinson also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won two of three.

Bobrovsky played for the first time since straining his groin on Dec. 3 against Tampa Bay. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner, who had served as the backup the past two games, stopped 40 shots in the win.

"They had us on our heels for a while there in the third," said Letestu. "But we were able to rally and get a big two points against a real good team that we're fighting for position."

Nash had two goals while Brian Boyle scored the other for the Rangers, who had won three of four coming in. Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in the loss.

"It's a good feeling for everyone in here the way we rallied in the third and we're able to get a point," said Lundqvist. "Of course it would have been nice to get two, but you have to take something positive out of this."

New York trailed by a pair of goals entering the third period, but got one back at 4:53 as John Moore threw a shot on net from the right boards. It broke the stick of Dominic Moore in front, with Boyle picking up the loose puck and sweeping it in to make it a 3-2 game.

Just over two minutes later, the Rangers tied the game on the power play as Nash threw a heavy wrister on net from the high slot that made its way through a screen.

Lundqvist forced overtime thanks to 13 stops, then made six more saves in the extra session to take the game to a shootout. Bobrovsky made 10 saves over the final 25 minutes.

Columbus made it a 1-0 game at 17:07 of the first period, as Wisniewski kept in a clear at the high slot and threw the puck on net, with it getting tipped in by Dubinsky for his eighth of the year.

New York, though, tied the game with 52.8 second left in the first on the power play as Nash's shot from the left circle beat Bobrovsky with Chris Kreider providing a screen.

It took just 61 seconds for the Blue Jackets to take the lead back in the second, as Atkinson caused a turnover in his own zone and went the other way, beating Lundqvist between the pads with a low shot.

The Blue Jackets made it a 3-1 game at 16:47 of the second period, as Dubinsky brought the puck in down the left wing and fired a blind pass the other way. Wisniewski caught up to the puck and wristed it into the left corner for his third of the year.

Game Notes

New York plays in Chicago on Wednesday ... Columbus hosts Carolina on Friday ... New York went 2-for-6 on the power play, while Columbus was 0-for-3 ... Columbus has taken two of the three games against New York this season.

01/07 00:42:08 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
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y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
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Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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