NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets (26-16-8)


Sat. 1/18 Sun. 1/19 Wed. 1/22 Sat. 2/1 Sun. 2/2
vs. NJ 
W 5-0
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@ NYR 
W 2-1
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vs. Wpg 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST6:30 PM CST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET22:30 BRT
@ Buf 
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST12:00 PM CST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00 BRT
@ Mon 
11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST1:00 PM CST2:00 PM EST23:00 UAE14:00 ET17:00 BRT

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory.

Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

Bjorkstrand came back after missing 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 into the third period, then put the winner past goalie Igor Shesterkin for his 14th goal of the season, finishing a 3-on-2 break with assists credited to Pierre-Luc Dubois and Seth Jones.

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Leaders
Points: P. Dubois35
Plus/Minus: V. Gavrikov12
Shots on Goal: O. Bjorkstrand128
PIM: N. Foligno52
Win: J. Korpisalo17
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 134 (23)
Shots: 1592 (10)
PP%: 17.1% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 373 (22)
Assists: 220 (24)
SH Goals: 3 (23)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 33 11 5 71
Pittsburgh 31 13 5 67
NY Islanders 28 15 5 61
Columbus 26 16 8 60
Carolina 28 18 3 59
Philadelphia 26 17 6 58
NY Rangers 23 20 4 50
New Jersey 17 24 7 41
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 125 (30)
Shots Against: 1517 (20)
PK%: 82.4% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 360 (27)
Shutouts: 5 (3)
Sv%: 0.918 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 D. Kukan Torn meniscus (IR)
1/1 A. Texier Lumbar stress fracture (IR)
12/29 J. Korpisalo Torn meniscus - left game (day-to-day)
12/14 J. Anderson Shoulder - left game (IR)
12/14 R. Murray Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/19 K. Stenlund Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/16 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/16 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/16 V. Vehvilainen Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 V. Vehvilainen Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
1/15 G. Carlsson Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 M. Kivlenieks Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 R. MacInnis Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/15 A. Peeke Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
1/3 J. Scott Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL