In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
Buffalo, NY - What was supposed to be a chemistry building outing, ended up costing the Rangers the game tonight as they fell to the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 at the First Niagara Center.
Before the contest, John Tortorella had the entire team gather at the famous buffalo wing restaurant Anchor Bar for a pre-game meal.
"I know from our experience from last year, extended road trips are great for team bonding. And with our eight game roadie to start the season, I was hoping to take advantage of that today," said John Tortorella. "But obviously it backfired."
What Tortorella didn't count on was the cook of the Anchor Bar being a huge Sabres fan. Sources say that head chef, Sean Monahan, served the Rangers players rotten buffalo wings that had been sitting in the back of the kitchen for a year.