Calvert’s short-handed goal helps Blue Jackets beat Rangers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Calvert returned from taking a slap shot to his forehead that required about 30 stitches and scored a short-handed, tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a franchise-record seventh straight home win, 4-2 over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
William Karlsson had a goal and an assist, and Sam Gagner and Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus, which recovered from blowing a 2-0 lead in the third period. The Blue Jackets have won three in a row overall and seven of nine. Sergei Bobrovksy had 25 saves.
Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad scored for New York, which lost for the third time in 14 games. Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves for the Rangers.
About three minutes after Zibanejad evened the score at 8:32 of the third, the Rangers were looking to take the lead on the power play, but a bandaged Calvert snuck a shot under Lundqvist's right arm on a 2-on-1 with Karlsson.