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Bobrovsky, Dubinsky lift Jackets by Rangers in SO

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm •  Published: January 6, 2014
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The game took a noticeable turn 21 seconds into the second when Rangers forward Chris Kreider drove Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin into the left-wing boards with a shoulder-to-shoulder hit that left Tyutin down on his stomach. Dubinsky skated over to challenge Kreider, but a fight didn't ensue.

Kreider was given a major penalty for boarding and was ejected. Dubinsky received a minor for roughing. Tyutin left soon after and didn't return to the game.

"I looked at the replay. He tried to stop just before," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said of Kreider. "It seemed like he stopped, and sort of a follow-through from their player. Anytime a guy gets pushed into the boards the way he did, the referees don't have much of a choice."

Vigneault doesn't expect Kreider to be suspended.

Richards, who said the team will know more about Tyutin's status on Tuesday, called the injury "more of a charley horse than anything else."

With the teams skating 4-on-4, Atkinson stole the puck from defenseman Anton Stralman at the New York blue line, and raced alone the other way. He received little resistance from Stralman and beat Lundqvist to restore Columbus' lead at 2-1.

Columbus didn't take further advantage of the three-minute power play.

Just 27 seconds after Columbus killed a penalty, Dubinsky made a perfect pass from the left-wing boards across the Rangers zone to a streaking Wisniewski on the right side. Wisniewski fired a rising shot that got in under the crossbar to make it 3-1 with 3:13 left in the second.

Bobrovsky stopped 15 shots in each of the first two periods. He denied Brad Richards at the right post with his pads when Richards took a pair of whacks at a loose puck. Benoit Pouliot was stopped earlier in the period on a breakaway.

Nash tied it 1-1 when he snapped a rising wrist shot from the left circle that caromed in off the left post with 52.8 seconds left in the first.

Dubinsky had staked Columbus to a 1-0 lead with 2:53 remaining when Wisniewski's shot hit him in the leg and deflected in.

NOTES: Newly acquired forward Daniel Carcillo didn't make his Rangers debut. ... Boyle scored for the second time in two games after going 27 games without a goal. ... Dubinsky has a goal and two assists in three games vs. New York. ... The 43 shots were the most allowed by Columbus this season.