- 12:17 BUF Zemgus Girgensons; Assists: William Carrier, Brian Gionta
- 19:21 BUF Evander Kane; Assists: Sam Reinhart, Kyle Okposo
- 1:03 BUF Justin Bailey
- 15:55 NYR Nick Holden; Assists: J.T. Miller, Oscar Lindberg
- 1:10 BUF Jack Eichel (PP); Assists: Sam Reinhart, Matt Moulson
Recap: Evander Kane and Justin Bailey scored 1:42 apart around the first intermission, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Buffalo has beaten the Rangers in three straight meetings - including twice this season - after losing the previous nine.
Nick Holden scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 15 saves for the Rangers, who were trying for their first four-game winning streak since a five-game run Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. The Rangers have had four three-game winning streaks since. >> Read more...
- So the Rangers went out to the Western Conference, mostly dominated two last place teams and had final scores that reflected that. Tonight, the Rangers came home and were just flat out beaten by a last place team.
- Buffalo beat the Rangers earlier in the season and has some talented players, but they had 34 points coming into tonight and were in last place in the Eastern Conference. They didn't look like a last place team though as they controlled the puck almost all night and didn't let the Rangers do much of anything.
- The Rangers start and pretty much entire first period was brutal. They had a couple of chances down 1-0 but they were never really in this game. The second period was better, which isn't saying a lot, and then the third period was a disaster with penalties and no shots for more than half the period and no real attempt at a comeback.
- Henrik Lundqvist wasn't great but wasn't helped with the turnovers that led to goals. Both he and the defense need to make better plays.
- It was a bad game for the Rangers, mostly a bad effort where they were outworked on home ice.
Next Game: The Rangers travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday for a matchup against the Flyers at 8 p.m. ET