Sabres Come Up Short Against Rangers
After scoring nine goals in the game the day before the Buffalo Sabres were only able to manage one against the New York Rangers Sunday night in a 3-1 loss. The Sabres dominated the first period but couldn't solve goaltender Henrik Lundqvist despite outshooting the Rangers 40 to 22.
The game turned quickly in the first minute of the second period with the Rangers scoring twice in 19 seconds to take a 2-0 lead and the Sabres spent the rest of the game chasing the lead.
Connor Sheary scored the lone Buffalo goal in the third period when Lundqvist misplayed the puck and Sheary shoved it under the goaltender and into the net to cut the Rangers' lead in half, but the Rangers held off the Sabres the rest of the way until they were able to score into an empty net to clinch it.
The Sabres play the Canadiens in Montreal on Thursday.