Blue Jackets Bounce Back, Beat Rangers 5-1 at Madison Square Garden

By Coby Maeir on October 23, 2022 at 7:45 pm
Boone Jenner & Adam Fox
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A big bounce-back win.


Blue Jackets goalie Daniil Tarasov had to be sharp with just 14:40 remaining in the first period as he denied Ryan Carpenter on a two-on-one from the right circle.

The Jackets opened the scoring for the second consecutive game when Zach Werenski cleaned up a rebound from Liam Foudy just to the right of the blue paint with 2:06 to play in the opening frame.

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The Rangers had the advantage through the first 10 minutes of the period but the Jackets bounced back in the final 10 as the Blue Jackets entered the first intermission up 1-0. 

Columbus doubled its lead less than two minutes into the middle frame when Andrew Peeke's right-wing wrist shot that Jaroslav Halak will want to have back.

Yegor Chinakov joined Peeke as Jackets to score their first goals of the year when he fired a wrist shot from the top of the right circle to extend the Columbus lead to 3-0. 

The Rangers showed a sign of life when Artemi Panarin took advantage of a failed clearance by Gustav Nyquist and scored on a wrist shot from the high slot before the Rangers' five-on-three power play expired with 1:16 to play. 

The Jackets took a 3-1 lead into the third period, in large part to the play of Tarasov, who made 15 saves in the middle frame.

Unlike last night, Columbus did not squander its two-goal lead. In fact, the Jackets added on. 

Eric Robinson scored his first goal of the year when he deflected a right-point shot from Erik Gudbranson with 5:47 left in regulation.

Kent Johnson scored his second goal in as many days just 44 seconds later to the left of the Rangers' blue paint to extend the Columbus lead to 5-1. 

That was the final tally as the Jackets defeated the Rangers 5-1 and improved to 3-4-0 on the season.


  • Shots on goal: CBJ 21-31 NYR
  • Face-off %: CBJ 33-67 NYR
  • Power play: CBJ 0/1-0/3 NYR
  • Giveaways: CBJ 6-10 NYR
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 21-13 NYR
  • Hits: CBJ 15-26 NYR
  • 5v5 stats (via
    • xG: CBJ 2.00-1.94 NYR
    • Chances: CBJ 38-56 NYR
    • Shots: CBJ 20-23 NYR
    • Scoring chances: CBJ 20-32 NYR
    • High-danger chances: CBJ 11-8 NYR

Injury Update

Nick Blankenburg left the game briefly in the first period with an upper-body injury but returned soon after. However, he left the game at the beginning of the second period and was ruled out.

Next Up

The Jackets are back in action Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena against the Arizona Coyotes. Their next game after that is Friday at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena against the Boston Bruins. Both games will be broadcast on Bally Sports Ohio and on 97.1 FM The Fan.