The Rangers love to make it difficult on themselves, don't they? The Rangers held back Buffalo despite 3 late penalties to skate to a 3-2 shootout win at MSG tonight.
The Rangers and Sabres skated to a scoreless tie in the first period. Although the bulk of the play was spent in the Buffalo end, the Rangers could only muster 7 shots against Ryan Miller, despite a couple good chances by JT Miller and a Boyle-Gaborik 2 on 1 that failed to connect.
Sadly, the Ranger team that went into the dressing room at the end of the first period, didn't bother to show up in the second. The suddenly turnover happy Rangers who were aggresively forechecked all period by Buffalo became lazy and careless with the puck and wound up being docked for it. Nearly midway through the frame, following a terrible icing by Stralman which left a depleted Rangers top unit on the ice, Richards won the ensuing faceoff but it was Sabres' center Mikhail Grigorenko, whose long reach took the p...