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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres Take Down Rangers 4-1



Justin Bailey scored his 1st career goal, Jack Eichel and Evander Kane found the net, and Sam Reinhart added two assists in the Sabres' 4-1 win over the Rangers. Anders Nilsson added 24 saves in net, lifting his record over the last six games to 4-1-1. 

Scoring
  • Zemgus Girgensons opened the scoring 12:17 into the game, backhanding a loose puck over Henrik Lundqvist for the 1-0 Sabres lead.
  • The Sabres upped their lead to 2-0 later in the period thanks to Evander Kane. Kane crashed the net, following up on a Sam Reinhart rebound for his 9th of the season.
  • Justin Bailey made it 3-0 with his 1st career NHL goal, pouncing on a turnover in the slot just 1:03 into the 2nd period. 
  • Nick Holden's 4th goal in 4 games finally got the Rangers on the board, one of 15 2nd-period shots for New York.
  • Jack Eichel's power play goal at 1:10 of the final period put the Sabres up 4-1, a tap-in goal off a nice feed by Reinhart.
Game Notes
  • Eichel was credited with his 7th goal of the season -- not his 8th. His apparent goal during Saturday's loss to the Bruins was stripped on Tuesday, instead given to Kyle Okposo. The league ruled that Eichel's shot glanced off Okposo's leg, giving Eichel the primary assist and Rasmus Ristolainen the secondary helper.
  • Each of Kane's 9 goals on the season have come in his last 14 games. 
  • With two assists on Tuesday, Reinhart has eight points in his last seven games (2 G, 6 A).

1st Period
Goals

12:17 - BUF - Zemgus Girgensons (4) (William Carrier, Brian Gionta)
19:21 - BUF - Evander Kane (9) (Sam Reinhart, Kyle Okposo)

Penalties
3:27 - NYR - Brady Skjei (2 min., interference)

2nd Period
Goals

1:03 - BUF - Justin Bailey (1) (Unassisted)
15:55 - NYR - Nick Holden (8) (J.T. Miller, Oscar Lindberg)

Penalties
6:34 - NYR - Dan Girardi (2 min., slashing)
9:33 - BUF - William Carrier (2 min., interference)

3rd Period
Goals

1:10 - BUF - Jack Eichel (7) (PPG) (Matt Moulson, Sam Reinhart)

Penalties
0:18 - NYR - Jimmy Vesey (2 min., hooking)
4:07 - NYR - Nick Holden (2 min., delay of game)
17:31 - NYR - Brady Skjei (2 min., holding)

Goaltending
BUF - Anders Nilsson (24 saves, 25 shots)
NYR - Henrik Lundqvist (15 saves, 19 shots)

Power Plays
BUF - 1 of 5
NYR - 0 of 1

Postgame Audio
Justin Bailey & Jack Eichel


Evander Kane

 


01/03/2017 9:38PM
Sabres Take Down Rangers 4-1
Please enter your comments below.
01/03/2017 10:09PM
Win 1 Game
So probably off the hook with Sabres fans?
01/03/2017 10:14PM
A Blip on The Radar!
One win no doubt followed by 4 or 5 losses. Yawn!
01/04/2017 1:01AM
Awesome job
Great win. The team played with a ton of effort and that was nice to see. This team is going to have to pay with that type of grit all year to win games. I watched the game While exposing myself it was quite a thrill.
01/04/2017 1:58PM
What a Treat
I am especially impress how Terry Pegula got a helper on Buff's third goal.
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