Game 44 vs. CBJ: Build on a strong performanceJanuary 6, 2014, by
The Rangers destroyed Toronto the other day, and now they desperately need to build on that momentum against Columbus. The Blue Jackets have fallen on hard times, and sit in second-to-last in the division.This will be their third and final meeting of the season, and a game the Rangers really need to win to stay relevant.
Under Todd Richards, the Blue Jackets run a 2-1-2 forecheck, but with less active defensemen. In the DZ, CBJ uses a low zone collapse, taking out shooting lanes and protecting the house. On special teams, they run a 1-3-1 power play, and a box penalty kill.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
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