The New York Rangers topped the Colombus Blue Jackets by a score of 3-1 on Friday night, thanks in part to goals from Daniel Girardi, Brandon Dubinsky, and Nikolai Zherdev. Henrik Lundqvist turned in a stellar performance on Friday as well. He allowed a first period goal to Jakub Voracek (Voracek’s third goal of the season), but shut down the Jackets for the remainder of the game.
“The key for us was that we didn’t change anything even though they got that goal,” said Lundqvist, who had 25 saves. “We just kept playing the same way and for us it was a perfect road game.”
Just days after being demoted to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Nikita Filatov is getting his chance to debut in the NHL.
After an impressive pre-season, the Russian prospect was sent down to Syracuse as he overcame the effects of a leg injury.
Much to the chagrin of fantasy owners, the Columbus Blue Jackets sent 2008 No. 6 overall draft pick Nikita Filatov to go hone his skills with the Syracuse Crunch.
As a result, the young phenom will miss the Jacket’s debut performance against the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
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