Check out postgame quotes from Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and Justin Bailey, who scored his first career goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
"I think the best defense can be a good offense. Our D played a very simple game. We played north with the puck. We got it behind them and played with it on our sticks below their goalline. I feel like when we've done that this year, we've had a lot of success."
"I think our puck management was pretty good throughout the course of the game. We didn't turn a whole lot of pucks over in the neutral zone and kept it pretty simple throughout the course of the game as we played with the lead."
"We've had a few two-goal leads after the 1st, so to extend the lead and make it 3-0 ... it was a big goal for [Bailey], obviously, getting his first goal at Madison Square Garden, no better place to get it."
"Huge relief. I've had chances in the past. I can't say it hasn't been on my mind for all of last summer and this year too. I'm just happy it finally came. Now I can get back to playing the way I play."
"I think I played well last game and brought it today. Had chances early, I've been trying to do things early, get a little bit of confidence and then let my skill take over later in the game."
What a difference between tonight and 12/23 in Brooklyn when sabres rolled over to NY Islanders in a very lackluster performance - Tonight was a pleasure to watch and coming after 2 losses to Boston it has to make you wonder what kind of team this is. Perhaps the rangers took them lightly, but you would think AV reminded his troops that sabres won the last tilt after trailing after 2, in Eichel's first game back. Nilsson was good in net tonight on Broadway (a place where I have seen the likes of Ryan Miller fall flat) - Lehner better step up his game. Congratulations to Justin Bailey on his first NHL goal, from one Williamsville native to another