Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers: Preview and Expectations

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6: Pierre-Luc Dubois
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6: Pierre-Luc Dubois /
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RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 10: The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes following an overtime goal by Sonny Milano during of an NHL game on October 10, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /


The New York Rangers could definitely steal this game, but I’d bet on the Jackets taking this one.

A score of 4-2 seems attainable with maybe an empty netter coming at the end. I wouldn’t expect this game to have the slow start that Tuesday’s game did.

This Blue Jackets team is establishing a legit home ice advantage at Nationwide Arena. From the cannon, to the C-B-J chants and finishing with the hug, opposing teams are taking notice.

Winning their first home game 5-0 doesn’t hurt either. The fans should bring some leftover energy to help support the team tonight.

Not everything will go as planned for this game, but the Blue Jackets should find a way to win. The Rangers are the complete opposite of hot right now, which helps a lot too.