Series (Game 1 of 1)

Columbus leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, January 16th
Blue Jackets4

Rangers 3

(25-14-7, 57 pts)

Blue Jackets 4

(16-28-2, 34 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2006

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
NYR 2 0 13
CBJ 3 0 14

R. Nash (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Hossa (Rangers - F): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

D. Vyborny (Blue Jackets - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (25-13-7) at Columbus (15-28-2) 7:00 pm EST

NY Rangers (25-13-7) at Columbus (15-28-2) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Leading the league in scoring, Jaromir Jagr has been a measure of consistency for nearly a decade-and-a-half.

Jagr looks to reach the 30-goal mark for the 14th consecutive season - one shy of Mike Gartner's league record - when the New York Rangers visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

A nine-time All-Star and five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, Jagr has 566 career goals to rank 17th all-time. He needs two tallies to match his total of 2003-2004, when he split time between the Rangers and Washington.

Jagr, who tops the NHL with 69 points, had a goal and an assist for the Rangers in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Darius Kasparaitis did not play after suffering a pregame knee injury for the Rangers, who are six points behind Philadelphia in the race for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Although they are last in the league in goals (105), the Blue Jackets have picked up the pace lately, scoring 18 in winning three of their last four contests.

David Vyborny scored twice, including the game-winner with 12 seconds remaining in overtime, and Rick Nash added his 11th for Columbus in Saturday's 5-4 triumph over the Florida Panthers.

Columbus posted a 5-0 victory over the Rangers in their last meeting October 11, 2003, and won three of the four meetings at home.