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Michael Del Zotto
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
December 10, 2011 (Game 26, Away Game 15)
First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY
1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
New York Rangers 0 2 2 – 4
Buffalo Sabres 0 1 0 – 1
– The Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, tonight at First Niagara Center, to record the 2,500th victory in franchise history. The Blueshirts are the fifth franchise in NHL history to reach the 2,500 win milestone.
– New York improved to 16-6-4 (36 pts) on the season, including a 9-4-2 record on the road.
– The Rangers have the fewest regulation losses in the NHL (six).
– New York has registered a point in 15 of their last 18 games (13-3-2), and have out-scored their opponent, 61-41, during the stretch.
– Three of the Rangers’ four goals in the contest were t
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Standings: Panthers (16-8-5), Rangers (16-6-4)
Leading Scorer: Kris Versteeg (13-17-30)
Goaltender: Jose Theodore(2.17 GAA, .930 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Brandon Dubinsky-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
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