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After two shootout wins, the Sabres look to make it four wins in a row in late night Sunday match-up against the Rangers

@ 7:30PM

Last Game:
NYR: Feb 28 vs. Lightning-Rangers Won 4-1

Buffalo: Mar 2 vs. Devils-Sabres Won 4-3(SO)

NYR: 9-8-2
Buffalo: 9-12-1

NYR: 20
Buffalo: 19

Rank In Conference:
NYR: 10th
Buffalo: 12th

Power Play Ranking:
NYR: 11.9(29th)
Buffalo: 11.4(30th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
NYR: 84.3(9th)
Buffalo: 81.5(16th)

Goals For:
NYR: 47(T-23rd)
Buffalo: 55(T-14th)

Goals Against:
NYR: 47(6th)
Buffalo: 70(28th)

Shots For:
NYR: 576(T-15th)
Buffalo: 645(6th)

Shots Against:
NYR: 539(5th)
Buffalo: 742(30th)

Blocked Shots:
NYR: 284(19th)
Buffalo: 323(8th)

NYR: 578(3rd)
Buffalo: 519(7th)

Face-Off Percentage:
NYR: 51.0(11th)
Buffalo: 46.6(28th)

Team Leaders:

NYR: Gaborik and Hagelin(7), Callahan(5), Nash, Stepan, Pyatt(4)
Buffalo: Vanek(12), Pominville(9), Hodgson(8), Ennis(7), Ott, Myers, and Sulzer(3)

NYR: Richards(11), Nash(10), Staal(9), Girardi(7), Stepan(6)
Buffalo: Vanek(15), Hodgson(11), Ennis(9), Pominville and Ehrhoff(8), Foligno, Ott, Stafford(7)

NYR: Nash(14), Richards(13), Gaborik(12), Hagelin and Staal(11)
Buffalo: Vanek(27), Hodgson(19), Pominville(17), Ennis(16), Ott and Ehrhoff(10)

NYR: Nash and Stepan(+9), Del Zotto and Pyatt(+5), Staal(+4)
Buffalo: Ott(+5), Sulzer, Ehrhoff, Vanek(+3), Pardy and Brennan(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
NYR: Bickel(33), Boyle and Asham(17), Nash(16), Powe(13)
Buffalo: Ott(43), Scott and Kaleta(31), Weber(27), Myers(22)

NYR: Nash(69), Gaborik(65), Hagelin(63), Callahan(45), Stepan(42)
Buffalo: Vanek(73), Ennis(64), Pominville(62), Hodgson(58), Stafford(57)

Blocked Shots:
NYR: Girardi(51), McDonagh(36), Staal(33), Callahan and Richards(22)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(39), Sekera(36), Leopold and Weber(31), Myers(24)

NYR: Boyle(68), Callahan(66), Staal(42), Pyatt(38)
Buffalo: Ott(94), Foligno(53), Weber(50), Kaleta(45)

Face-Off Wins:
NYR: Richards(187), Stepan(167), Boyle(102), Halpern(73)
Buffalo: Hodgson(195), Ott(120), Ennis(100), Hecht(68)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
NYR: Henrik Lundqvist 8-7-1 2.32 GAA .917 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 9-10-1 2.82 GAA .916 SV% 0 SO

Last Meeting: Mar 23 @ Rangers-Sabres Won 4-1

Season Series: Rangers Won 3-1-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 83-56-32
All-Time @ NYR: Rangers Lead 37-29-18

This Day In Sabres History:

March 3, 1975
In a move with major implications for the Sabres’ upcoming run to the finals, Buffalo trades the rights to goaltender Garry Lariviere to the Islanders for the rights to goaltender Gerry Desjardins.

Injury Report:
NYR: Sauer Concussion(IR/Out), Gilroy Flu-Like Symptoms(Questionable), Asham Back Spasms(Questionable)
Buffalo: Leino Strained Right Hip(IR/Out), Sulzer Lower Body(IR/Out), Leopold Upper Body(IR/Out), Vanek Undisclosed(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 5 at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 7 at New Jersey Devils 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 10 at Philadelphia Flyers 7:30 PM(NBCS HD TSN2 HD)
Mar 12 vs. New York Rangers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 16 vs. Ottawa Senators 3:00 PM(MSG HD)

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