Rangers Trip on the Road in 3-1 loss to Columbus
New York, NY - The New York Rangers (17-13-1) could not contain Rick Nash and the Columbus Blue Jackets (16-11-1) in hockey action on Saturday night. Nash was able to tally two goals in the third period of play to lead the Blue Jackets to victory.
The Rangers were able to strike for the first goal of the game as Marc Staal netted a power play snap shot at the 9:53 mark of the first period of play. Columbus responded back with a power play goal of their own as Antoine Vermette recorded a wrist shot at the 15:43 mark to tie the two teams up at 1-1.
Nash then began to work his magic in the third period of play recording a wrist shot at the 14:51 mark to give the Blue Jackets the 2-1 lead. The winger would find the back of the net for the second time in the game, recording the game-winning goal at the 18:48 mark. Nash would whip in a backhanded shot to give the Blue Jackets the 3-1 lead and the eventual victory.
Columbus keeper Steve Mason built a good foundation for the victory making 32 saves in the victory, while on the other side of the ice Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in the cage for the Rangers.
New York will have no time to rest as they will return back to Madison Square Garden for a 7:00 p.m. face-off with “The Great Eight” Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.