Foligno stings Rangers

The Norwalk Hour - - SCOREBOARD -

COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bo­brovsky re­turned from a team sus­pen­sion and stopped 22 shots and the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets held off a late surge and de­feated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sun­day night.

Cam Atkin­son and Artemi Pa­narin each had a goal and an as­sist, Ryan Mur­ray had two as­sists and nine other play­ers picked up points in the of­fen­sive ex­plo­sion for Colum­bus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third pe­riod turned it into a closer game.

The Blue Jack­ets have won four of the last five, de­spite be­ing ter­ri­ble on the power play. They man­aged the wild vic­tory over the Rangers de­spite com­ing up empty on five power plays.

Mats Zuc­carello had two goals, and Ryan Stome, Chris Krei­der and Jimmy Ve­sey also scored for the Rangers. Alexan­dar Ge­orgiev, spell­ing starter Hen­rik Lungqvist on the se­cond night of a back-to-back, had 33 saves. New York has lost six of its last seven games.

An­thony Du­clair, Lukas Sed­lak and David Savard also scored for the Blue Jack­ets, and Bo­brovsky — who had been benched for Thurs­day’s game for vi­o­lat­ing a team pol­icy and didn’t play in Satur­day’s over­time win over Wash­ing­ton — wasn’t ter­rific, but held off the Rangers af­ter they pulled the goalie for a sixth skater late in the game.

Zuc­carello and Ve­sey scored to pull the Rangers within a goal, but Foligno’s se­cond goal with 1:26 left in the game gave Colum­bus some breath­ing room.

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