NY Rangers 4, Buffalo 1

Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 16-6-1-3 7-2-0-2 9-4-1-1 W1
Buffalo 15-12-1-1 7-9-1-1 8-3-0-0 L1


Carl Hagelin posted his first career two-goal performance and Ryan Callahan scored his team's second shorthanded goal of the night to snap a tie and lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 road triumph over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Marian Gaborik netted a power-play goal, defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger each set up a pair of tallies and Martin Biron made 32 saves while adding an assist for New York, which has won four straight road games.

After Hagelin opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal midway through the second period, Thomas Vanek forged a tie 64 seconds later with his 14th of the season.

Callahan responded by winning a battle for the puck in his own zone, skating down the right wing and fighting off Buffalo defenseman Christian Ehrhoff in the faceoff circle before beating Jhonas Enroth for a 2-1 lead.

Callahan's tally gave the Rangers two shorthanded goals in a game for the first time since Jan. 20, 2009.

Hagelin and Gaborik sealed the 2,500th win in franchise history for New York with third-period scores.

Enroth stopped 29 shots for the Sabres, who have lost four of five at home.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Buffalo
Carl Hagelin 2 Points Thomas Vanek 1
Carl Hagelin 2 Goals Thomas Vanek 1
Michael Del Zotto 2 Assists Jason Pominville 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Ryan Callahan 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Biron .970 Save Percentage Jhonas Enroth .879
Martin Biron 32 Saves Jhonas Enroth 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 33 4 1-4 3-3 6 28
Buffalo 33 1 0-3 3-4 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Sabres have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Florida. The Rangers have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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