Foligno leads scoring flurry, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 7-5

Columbus Blue Jackets' Lukas Sedlak, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of an NHL hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets' Lukas Sedlak, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of an NHL hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save in front of teammate Scott Harrington, center, and New York Rangers' Vladislav

Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save in front of teammate Scott Harrington, center, and New York Rangers' Vladislav

Columbus Blue Jackets' Markus Nutivaara, left, of Finland, tries to clear the puck as New York Rangers' Filip Chytil, of the Czech Republic, defends d

Columbus Blue Jackets' Markus Nutivaara, left, of Finland, tries to clear the puck as New York Rangers' Filip Chytil, of the Czech Republic, defends d

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, of Denmark, and New York Rangers' Brendan Smith fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, of Denmark, and New York Rangers' Brendan Smith fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL

New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo, top, collides with Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 13

New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo, top, collides with Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 13

Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, right, of Russia, carries the puck across the blue line as New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, of Sweden, pursues

Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin, right, of Russia, carries the puck across the blue line as New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, of Sweden, pursues

New York Rangers' Vladislav Namestnikov, left, of Russia, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski chase the puck during the first period of an NHL ho

New York Rangers' Vladislav Namestnikov, left, of Russia, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski chase the puck during the first period of an NHL ho

New York Rangers' Marc Staal, right, passes the puck in front of Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois during the first period of an NHL hockey gam

New York Rangers' Marc Staal, right, passes the puck in front of Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois during the first period of an NHL hockey gam

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sunday night.

Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game.

The Blue Jackets have won four of the last five, despite being terrible on the power play. They managed the wild victory over the Rangers despite coming up empty on five power plays.

Mats Zuccarello had two goals, and Ryan Stome, Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev, spelling starter Henrik Lungqvist on the second night of a back-to-back, had 33 saves. New York has lost six of its last seven games.

Anthony Duclair, Lukas Sedlak and David Savard also scored for the Blue Jackets, and Bobrovsky — who had been benched for Thursday's game for violating a team policy and didn't play in Saturday's overtime win over Washington — wasn't terrific, but held off the Rangers after they pulled the goalie for a sixth skater late in the game.

Zuccarello and Vesey scored to pull the Rangers within a goal, but Foligno's second goal with 1:26 left in the game gave Columbus some breathing room.

NOTES: Columbus' 19 shots in the first were the most in a period for the team this season. ... Blue Jackets D Zach Werenski played in his 200th NHL game. ... Rick Nash, who was the first star of the Columbus franchise, did the ceremonial puck drop. The 34-year-old Nash retired because of concussion issues after 15 seasons. ... New York D Neal Pionk returned after missing a game with a lower-body injury.

UP NEXT

New York: Hosts Carolina on Tuesday.

Columbus: Hosts New Jersey on Tuesday.

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