New York Rangers’ top five games of the 2016-17 Season

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2. Rangers 5, Blue Jackets 4

For a game to make this list without going into overtime, a lot needed to have happened. In New York’s 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 7, a lot did happen.

The Rangers fell behind early, thanks to two strikes by the Blue Jackets in the first five minutes. New York returned the favor late in the third, but Columbus scored again right after. The two teams swapped goals in the second period, giving Columbus a 4-2 lead going into the third period.

Adam Clendening scored a goal just over a minute into the third period to give the Rangers life. It was Clendening’s first goal as a Ranger. Later in the third it was Clendening creating magic again, setting up Michael Grabner for his second goal of the game. Tie game. Too bad that Clendening fella stayed behind in Columbus forever. (We kid)

With less than a minute remaining, Columbus nearly re-took the lead. However they failed, and suddenly Michael Grabner was sprung on a breakaway. With two goals to his name already, Grabner deked out everyone in the building and pocketed the puck in the back of the net. Comeback win, hat trick for Grabner, Rangers win. What. A. Game.