NEW YORK (AP) — After taking a big lead early in the third period, the Columbus Blue Jackets relaxed a little, and it almost cost them a crucial division game.
Seth Jones scored twice, Alexander Wennberg had a goal and two assists and the Jackets led by six goals before holding on to beat the New York Rangers 6-4 on Tuesday night.
“We just sat back,” Jones said. “Teams in this league aren’t going to quit. We’ve got to play a 60-minute game. … First two periods were pretty good, third period we decided to sit back and the Rangers are a good team. They put four in on us and it’s not something we wanted, but we got the win.”
Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets. Joonas Korpisalo, starting in place of All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky,…