Five Teams I REALLY Want The Columbus Blue Jackets To Beat In 2014!

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Team #2 – New York Rangers

Games: Monday January 6th, 2014 & Friday March 21st, 2014

Ryan Murray (27) – Rick Nash (61)

Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus meets the NYR two more times this season – a team that they have already played twice. Each team has played a home game so far in the season series, and both away teams have won the game. On November 7th the Rangers won by a score of 4 to 2 at Nationwide Arena, and on December 12th the Blue Jackets won by the same score at Madison Square Garden.

Curtis McElhinney earned the victory in New York, and Sergei Bobrovsky played in the loss in Columbus. Ironically enough it was the Rangers back-up, Cam Talbot who won in Columbus, and Henrik Lundqvist who lost in the “Big Apple”. Rick Nash only played in the game in December, and ended the evening a -2. Anisimov scored once against his former team in the two games played.

I would like nothing more than the Blue Jackets to win these two games and make it three wins and only one loss against the Rangers. The icing on the cake would be Columbus leaping over the Rangers in the standings and making the playoffs!