Buffalo 3, NY Rangers 1

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 13-10-0-2 9-5-0-1 4-5-0-1 L1
Buffalo 10-14-1-2 5-6-1-0 5-8-0-2 W1


Sabres 3, Rangers 1: Marcus Foligno scored twice and Jhonas Enroth turned aside 32 shots to record his first victory since Nov. 26, 2011 as host Buffalo snapped a four-game winless skid (0-2-2).

Thomas Vanek's goal snapped a tie with 7:20 remaining in the second period and defenseman Andrej Sekera added a pair of assists for the Sabres, who were outshot 18-3 in the third period.

After Derek Stepan opened the scoring with a short-handed goal at 4:17 of the second period, Foligno forged a tie just 1:18 later by snapping a 20-game goalless drought. Foligno settled the puck after a shot off the end boards before tucking it inside the right post for his first goal since Jan. 27.

Vanek gave Buffalo a lead it would not relinquish after accepting captain Jason Pominville's diagonal cross-ice feed. The Austrian skated in and snapped a shot past Henrik Lundqvist (19 saves) for his 14th goal - and second in three games.

Foligno provided insurance with 8:12 remaining in the third period after tapping home the rebound of Brian Flynn's shot from the point.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Playing in place of G Ryan Miller (sinus infection), Enroth entered the contest with an 0-10-3 mark in his past 16 appearances. ... Buffalo C Tyler Ennis sat out after he sustained an upper-body injury following a brutal hit from Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds on Sunday. ... Buffalo RW Patrick Kaleta served the fourth contest of a five-game suspension for his hit from behind on New York C Brad Richards in the teams' previous meeting on March 3.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Buffalo
Derek Stepan 1 Points Marcus Foligno 2
Derek Stepan 1 Goals Marcus Foligno 2
Ryan Callahan 1 Assists Andrej Sekera 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Derek Stepan 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .864 Save Percentage Jhonas Enroth .970
Henrik Lundqvist 19 Saves Jhonas Enroth 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 33 1 0-1 5-5 10 31
Buffalo 22 3 0-5 1-1 2 25

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Sabres have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .294 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Rangers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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