Rangers Down Columbus 3-2 - Match Report
New York skated to a 3-2 victory over Columbus on Sunday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
New York was favored by -314 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Brad Richards, Artem Anisimov, and Derek Stepan each scored for the Rangers in the victory. Richards opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 17:49 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto.
Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 21-save effort for the Rangers.
Columbus got goals from Rick Nash and Derick Brassard in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Steve Mason stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Columbus 35-23 in the game.
New York heads into a battle against the Penguins. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Jose.