Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-3 SO win over the Rangers

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton steals the puck from New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during the first period at Madison Square Garden.

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One: They almost let the game get away from them by letting the Rangers dictate play for extended periods of time. But, they dug in and showed determination and grit. This was a HUGE two points that they desperately needed to remain within striking distance of a playoff spot.

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Two: Bobrovsky is back. After an injury kept him sidelined for a month, Bobs came back and played with a calmness that helped to settle the rest of the team. Timely stops? He made many of them. He blanked New York in the shootout to preserve the victory. They need him for this stretch run.

Three: The loss of Fedor Tyutiin is big. He took a hard, crunching hit against the boards that kept him out of the rest of the game. They don’t play again until Friday, so hopefully his lower body injury is not that severe. I would anticipate that Kreider will be hearing from the NHL, with a suspension a real possibility of 2-3 games for Boarding Tyutin.