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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 reac...
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The New York Rangers, coming off a 4-1 home win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday hosted the streaking Buffalo Sabres, winners of three straight including a 4-3 shootout win at home yesterday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils. Both teams had little changed to their lineup, just the Buffalo Sabres who were without their [...]
Rick Nash was having another Rick Nash type game as he electrified the MSG crowd everytime he had the puck on his stick. And for the second game since returning from injury he scored a goal. His first power play goal as a Rangers to give them a 2-1 lead...
Then in overtime it was almost all for not as Nash almost handed the Sabres the victory by doing this...
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a rough outing on Sunday against the New York Rangers in the shootout. Miller is a very good goalie, but he and the Sabres have been struggling this year. During the shootout, Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan pretty much undressed him and the Sabres were handed their 14th loss (12 regulation, 2 OT) of the year. Might be time for Miller to work...
On Thursday night in their 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the New York Rangers fired 42 shots on goal and created offense by not being afraid to go to the net, by not being afraid to put pucks on net and lastly, by following the lead of one of their own players.
That player was power forward Rick Nash. Besides getting on the scoresheet with two points on one goal and one...
The Buffalo Sabres have won three straight — their longest streak of the season — and are in New York for a Sunday night tilt with a Rangers team that sits just one point ahead of them in the standings. And if Buffalo wants to leapfrog the Rangers in the standings, it’s going to half to do it with the same lineup they used Saturday to beat New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek, who was...
Rick Nash had a goal and assist and also scored in the shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night.
Ryan Callahan also scored for New York in the shootout. Derek Stepan added a goal, and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. New York has won two in a row.
Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
Now, the team with the best record among the non-playoff teams could win the lottery. For a team like Columbus, which also owns the first round selection of the New York Rangers from the Rick Nash trade, it means that if both the Kings and Rangers miss post-season play, the Jackets would have three shots at the first overall pick.
Before you allow the title of this article ruffle your feathers or get the hackles on the back of your neck standing on end, I’m just engaging in a little game of “what if.” It’s a purely hypothetical scenario that came to mind watching Rick Nash dominate Tampa Bay and create scoring chances all over [...]
The New York Rangers (9-8-2) host the Buffalo Sabres (9-12-1) at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (FM 98.7), XM 213
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Match-up - New Jersey Devils (10-6-4) @ Buffalo Sabres (8-12-1)
Road/Home records - 4-4-2 -------------- 3-6-1
TV - MSG Plus, MSG-B
Puck drop - 3:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Devils 4-5-1 / Sabres 4-6-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Ryan Miller (BUF)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Buffalo - 2.48 / 3.19
After taking the day off yesterday, the Rangers reconvened for practice today with Arron Asham (back spasms) as the only player who did not participate.
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, the lines remained the same...
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Taylor Pyatt-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
J.T. Miller-Brian Boyle-Marian Gaborik
So much for earning points in five straight games.
It took just 91 seconds for the Hurricanes to light the lamp, when Tlusty had his way with Tyler Myers in front of Ryan Miller for his 11th goal of the season.
It was all Carolina from that point on.
The Canes dominated the puck in the first 10 minutes of the opening period limiting the Sabres to one shot on AHL Charlotte Checkers b...
This one feels good. What started out to be a pretty slow game through the first two periods ended with a wild sprint to the finish, where the Rangers would defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in OT.
Let’s be clear. The Rangers had to win this game. Not just because they needed the two points, but because they had to defy the refs, who were atrocious tonight, and they had to make the...
February was the first full month of the season, and although it wasn't an ideal one for the Rangers there were still plenty of quality moments. The Rangers already played their first game in March yesterday with a shootout win against the Sabres, but let's take one last look at the month of February with my compilation of the team's top five goals of the month.