Blue Jackets visit the Rangers after shutout victory
New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host Columbus after the Blue Jackets shut out New Jersey 5-0. Elvis Merzlikins earned the victory in the net for Columbus after recording 41 saves.
The Rangers are 10-3-0 against Metropolitan Division teams. New York is last in the NHL shooting 29.9 shots per game, but is 6th in the league averaging 3.4 goals.
The Blue Jackets are 9-5-3 against Metropolitan Division teams. Columbus has converted on 17.2% of power-play opportunities, scoring 25 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Dec. 5, New York won 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .955 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, seven assists, 5.3 penalties and 16 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out (lower body).