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Not every one is going to be a barn burner. And that’s the way the Rangers want it.

But they don’t want to lull everyone to sleep — even themselves. Which is what they did when they blew a one-goal lead in the third period and lost to the Blue Jackets, 2-1, Sunday night at the Garden. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second of the game with just 26.5 seconds remaining in regulation to give Columbus the win.

This was the one game in a stretch of nine days the Rangers (23-20-4) didn’t play the Islanders, whom they beat the previous two and against whom they finish up their midseason miniseries Tuesday night at the Garden. But John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets (26-16-8) came in holding on to the first wild-card spot, a place the Rangers want to be when the season ends.

Through two periods, the Rangers were up 1-0 and neither of the rookie goalies had been overly stressed. Tortorella was starting Matiss Kivlenieks, a 23-year-old Latvian making his NHL debut, while the Rangers three-headed goalie carrousel had stopped on Igor Shesterkin, who won his first two NHL starts but had not played since Jan. 9.

Shesterkin didn’t have much of a chance when consecutive turnovers and some loose coverage gave Bjorkstrand enough space in the high slot to rip a wrist shot into the top corner at 6:05 of the third, tying the game, 1-1.

The focus from the Rangers has been on consistency, especially from the defensive side of things. They were committed to it, allowing Columbus only 17 shots on net through the first 40 minutes. And they had a 1-0 lead on a goal from Brady Skjei, who just missed a breakaway when he popped out of the penalty box, ended up taking the errant pass off the back wall and firing a one-timer into the top corner at 18:23 of the first.

Shesterkin made a couple nice saves, the best play probably being when he poked checked the puck away from Pierre-Luc Dubois early in the second period, helping to preserve the one-goal lead the Rangers took into the third.

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