Buffalo Sabres Lose Defensive Battle Against the New York Rangers
It was a much better effort than the stinkbomb they laid in Montreal, but the Buffalo Sabres still came up short in Thursday night's meeting with the New York Rangers. The Sabres did a lot of great things in the game, played great defense, created tremendous scoring chances. They did everything they needed to do except score in a 2-1 overtime loss.
The Rangers opened the scoring with a power play goal in the second period and it wasn't until just over five minutes remained when the Sabres were able to find the net when defenseman Cody Franson scored Buffalo's lone goal of the night to tie the game and force overtime.
Then in the extra period the Rangers won it just seconds after a Buffalo penalty expired to beat the Sabres for the first time this season. But for a low-scoring game it sure was exciting.
The stars of the game were the goaltenders; Henrik Lundquist for the Rangers and Robin Lehner were both tremendous. Lundquist stopped 36 shots while Lehner turned away 42.
The Sabres remain home to host Ottawa on Saturday night.