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Sabres Shutout by Rangers





The Buffalo Sabres traveled to the newly-renovated Madison Square Garden for the first time this season.

The Sabres got off to a strong start, but struggled as the first period went on. The Rangers took over, taking 19 shots to the Sabres' six in the first period. Midway through the first, a Tyler Myers penalty turned into a goal for New York. Forward Derick Brassard got a screen shot through Ryan Miller for the first talley.

The second period saw the Rangers continue to pelt Miller with shots, 19 in total in the frame. At 11:21, confusion in front of the net turned into the second New York goal by Chris Kreider.

Playing catch-up in the third, the Sabres put several shots on former Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist, but were unable to put the puck by the all-world goalie.

The Sabres drop to 2-12-1


1st period

GOALS


8:23 - NYR - Derick Brassard (2) (Power Play)
Assists: Michael Del Zotto, J.T. Miller

2nd period

GOALS


11:21 - NYR - Chris Kreider (2)
Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh

3rd period
None



Penalties
5:33   Cody McCormick: 5 Minute Major for Fighting
5:33   Brandon Mashinter: 5 Minute Major for Fighting
7:25   Tyler Myers: 2 Minutes for Tripping
12:54   Tyler Ennis: 2 Minutes for Hooking
18:00   Michael Del Zotto: 2 Minutes for Tripping


3rd period
0:32   Christian Ehrhoff: 2 Minutes for Hooking


Goaltending
BUF: Ryan Miller - 44 shots
NYR: Henrik Lundqvist -

Power Plays
BUF: 0-for-1
NYR: 1-for-3


Three Stars

M. Zuccarello (Rangers - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

H. Lundqvist (Rangers - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: 1.000

C. Kreider (Rangers - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0


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