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New York Rangers ahead Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his aim in opposition to the Columbus Blue Jackets through the second interval at Madison Square Garden.(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grabner had two objectives and the New York Rangers scored 4 instances within the third interval to rally previous the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-Three on Monday evening for his or her fourth straight victory.

Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich scored within the third for the Rangers, with Mika Zibanejad getting an help on all three objectives. New York trailed 2-Zero earlier than Grabner bought his first of the sport at 12:41 of the second. He sealed it on an empty-netter with 49 seconds left.

Shattenkirk and Buchnevich every had a aim and an help. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves because the Rangers improved to 7-7-2 this season.

Artemi Panarin, Josh Anderson and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for the Blue Jackets within the finale of their three-game street journey.

The Blue Jackets struck twice early within the second interval after being outshot 10-Four in a scoreless first. Panarin was left alone within the slot and scored his second of the season 38 seconds into the interval. Anderson beat Lundqvist with a nifty wrist shot to the far facet at Four:24.

New York reduce the deficit to 2-1 when Grabner scored his sixth of the season. J.T. Miller entered the offensive zone with velocity and tried to tug up quick and spin to his backhand. In the method, he slipped however nonetheless managed to slip the puck from his knees to the entrance of the web, the place Grabner did the remainder. It was Miller’s fourth help in two video games.

Shattenkirk tied it 2-all at 5:10 of the third when his wrist shot beat reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky. Shattenkirk prolonged his level streak to 5 video games.

Less than three minutes later, Bjorkstrand gave Columbus a Three-2 lead. Boone Jenner was in a position to drive the puck to the web and Shattenkirk was unable to decelerate the ability ahead. Lundqvist proceeded to lose his stick in an unintended collision, and Brandon Dubinsky discovered Bjorkstrand alone in entrance to offer the Blue Jackets the lead at eight:01.

But simply 1:39 later, Kreider scored a power-play aim to tie it once more. Buchnevich picked up an help on the play.

Only 1:47 after that, Zibanejad slid a backhand cross throughout the ice to Buchnevich because the Rangers took a Four-Three lead at 11:27. New York’s power-play unit has scored in three of the final 4 video games.

Bobrovsky made 21 saves because the Blue Jackets started their fourth set of back-to-back video games this season.

NOTES: The Rangers held a pregame ceremony honoring ahead Rick Nash, who skated in his 1,000th NHL sport on Oct. 26 in opposition to Arizona. Nash was drafted first general in 2002 by Columbus and performed in 674 video games with the Blue Jackets. He was traded to New York in July 2012. … Rangers ahead Mats Zuccarello performed his 399th profession sport. . New York C Boo Nieves missed his second straight sport with the flu. . Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith was scratched for the third consecutive sport and fourth time this season. … Alain Vigneault earned his 621st win as an NHL coach, pbading Bryan Murray for sole possession of 12th place on the profession record. . Columbus positioned LW Matt Calvert on injured reserve. He is anticipated to overlook three to 4 weeks after sustaining an upper-body damage Saturday. . The Blue Jackets activated D Gabriel Carlsson off injured reserve Sunday and positioned RW Cam Atkinson on IR retroactive to Oct. 28. Atkinson is day after day with a lower-body damage. … Columbus scratched D Scott Harrington.

UP NEXT

Blue Jackets: Host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Rangers: Host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

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