Buffalo Sabres With An Impressive Win Against The New York Rangers
After those two awful games against the Boston Bruins last week and Jack Eichel's comments critical of the team's efforts, the Buffalo Sabres responded in a big way Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over the Rangers in New York. And it just goes to prove that paying attention to details and making every shift count can make a huge difference.
Against the highest scoring team in the league, the Sabres held the Rangers without a shot until late in the first period while building a 2-0 lead on goals by Zemgus Girgensons and Evander Kane. Buffalo native Justin Bailey scored his first NHL goal in the second period to make it 3-0 and after the Rangers closed to within 3-1, Eichel scored a power play goal in the 3rd period - his 7th goal of the season and 3rd in two games against the Rangers.
Anders Nilsson made 24 saves to pick up his sixth win of the season and second against the Rangers.
The Sabres are in Chicago against the Black Hawks on Thursday night before returning home to host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.