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New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Rangers
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
The Line
NY Rangers +155 / Columbus -185 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Ohio, MSG
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to face the New York Rangers in a Friday NHL tilt.

The Columbus Blue Jackets saw their five game winning streak snapped in a 6-2 loss to visiting Boston on Tuesday. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Matt Duchene posted third period markers for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky gave up four goals on 23 shots to get the loss with Joonas Korpisalo giving up two goals on five shots in relief.

Jake DeBrusk topped the Bruins offense with  a pair of markers with Marcus Johansson, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Karson Kuhlman reaching the scoring column. Torey Krug assisted twice for the Bruins and Tuukka Rask picked up the win with 32 stops.

The New York Rangers have followed a two game winning streak with consecutive defeats following a 4-1 loss to visiting Ottawa on Wednesday. Lias Andersson scored a shorthanded goal in the second period for New York and Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 31 shots to  get the loss.

The Senators received scoring off the sticks of Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith, Brady Tkachuk and Brian Gibbons. Colin White added a pair of helpers for Ottawa and Anders Nilsson picked up the win with 27 saves.

Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 overall and Blue Jackets are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and Blue Jackets are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.

Rangers are 18-37 in their last 55 overall and Rangers are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and Rangers are 3-10 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest.

Blue Jackets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in New York.

The Blue Jackets need a win to stay ahead of Montreal for the second Wild Card and could take over the first Wild Card if Carolina loses. The bottom line is the playoffs begin here for Columbus…

Pick:
Columbus -1 // will update

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