Rangers (6-7-2, 14 pts) vs. Blue Jackets (9-4-1, 19 pts)
7 pm, Madison Square Garden
MSG Network, ESPN 98.7 FM
The Rangers bring their season-high, three-game winning streak back home to face their Metropolitan Division foe, the Columbus Blue Jackets, at Madison Square Garden.
New York is coming off a successful two-game road trip through Florida that saw the Blueshirts edge the Lightning and Panthers in overtime. Kevin Shattenkirk's two goals, including the game-winner, on Saturday night against the Panthers allowed New York to head north on a high-note.
After missing Saturday's game with an illness, center Boo Nieves is expected to return to the lineup on Monday night, replacing Paul Carey on a line with Michael Grabner and Jesper Fast. The rest of the lineup was untouched Sunday at practice, though New York's starting goaltender is unknown.