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
8:23 - NYR - Derick Brassard (2) (Power Play)
Assists: Michael Del Zotto, J.T. Miller
11:21 - NYR - Chris Kreider (2)
Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
|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|
|0:32||Christian Ehrhoff: 2 Minutes for Hooking|
BUF: Ryan Miller - 44 shots
NYR: Henrik Lundqvist -