NHL

Vesey gets go-ahead goal in 3rd, Rangers beat Blue Jackets

  • New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes, right, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Brady Skjei, left, and Kevin Klein during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Rangers beat the Blue Jackets 3-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes, right, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Brady Skjei, left, and Kevin Klein during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Rangers beat the Blue Jackets 3-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers' Michael Grabner, left, of Austria, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    New York Rangers' Michael Grabner, left, of Austria, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky fight for a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers' Nick Holden, right, pushes Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert to the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    New York Rangers' Nick Holden, right, pushes Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert to the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (The Associated Press)

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Antti Raanta stopped 30 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.

Dan Girardi and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Rangers, who won their sixth straight game and moved into a three-way tie for second place with Columbus and Pittsburgh in the tough Metropolitan Division. Raanta made two big saves in the final 23 seconds after the Blue Jackets pulled the goalie for a sixth skater and were swarming.

Brandon Dubinsky and Nick Foloigno scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 20 saves.