After a tough loss in Philly, the Sabres head home to take on a Rangers team that’s on the rise

VS. 7:00PM

Last Game:
NYR: Mar 10 @ Washington-Rangers Won 4-1

Buffalo: Mar 10 @ Philadelphia-Sabres Lost 3-2

NYR: 13-9-2
Buffalo: 9-14-3

NYR: 28
Buffalo: 21

Rank In Conference:
NYR: 8th
Buffalo: 14th

Power Play Ranking:
NYR: 15.8(22nd)
Buffalo: 11.8(30th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
NYR: 83.3(T-11th)
Buffalo: 78.7(T-23rd)

Goals For:
NYR: 61(T-23rd)
Buffalo: 64(T-17th)

Goals Against:
NYR: 56(T-5th)
Buffalo: 81(T-27th)

Shots For:
NYR: 726(14th)
Buffalo: 760(10th)

Shots Against:
NYR: 691(T-10th)
Buffalo: 859(29th)

Blocked Shots:
NYR: 380(10th)
Buffalo: 395(7th)

NYR: 723(3rd)
Buffalo: 597(14th)

Face-Off Percentage:
NYR: 51.3(8th)
Buffalo: 46.3(29th)

Team Leaders:

NYR: Nash(9), Gaborik and Callahan(8), Hagelin(7), Stepan(6)
Buffalo: Vanek(13), Hodgson(10), Pominville(9), Ennis(7)

NYR: Nash(14), Richards(11), Stepan(10), Gaborik and Staal(9)
Buffalo: Vanek(16), Hodgson and Ennis(11), Pominville and Ott(10)

NYR: Nash(23), Gaborik(17), Stepan(16), Hagelin and Richards(15)
Buffalo: Vanek(29), Hodgson(21), Pominville(19), Ennis(18), Ott(13)

NYR: Nash(+13), Stepan(+8), Hagelin(+6), Staal, McDonagh, Del Zotto, Stralman(+4)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(+5), Ott(+4), Vanek, Sulzer, Hecht(+3), Pardy(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
NYR: Bickel(49), Nash(22), Boyle(19), Asham(17), Powe(15)
Buffalo: Ott(47), Weber and Kaleta(46), Scott(41), Myers(22)

NYR: Nash(85), Hagelin(78), Gaborik(76), Callahan(63), Stepan(56)
Buffalo: Vanek(80), Pominville(74), Hodgson(70), Ennis(68)

Blocked Shots:
NYR: Girardi(64), McDonagh(48), Staal(36), Callahan(33), Del Zotto(28)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff and Sekera(48), Myers and Regehr(34), Weber(33), Leopold(31)

NYR: Callahan(84), Boyle(76), Pyatt and Staal(47), Girardi(44)
Buffalo: Ott(115), Weber(63), Foligno(56), Kaleta(48)

Face-Off Wins:
NYR: Stepan(221), Richards(206), Boyle(131), Halpern(82)
Buffalo: Hodgson(234), Ott(144), Ennis(109), Hecht(70)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
NYR: Henrik Lundqvist 11-8-1 2.24 GAA .921 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 9-12-3 2.83 GAA .914 SV% 0 SO

Last Meeting: Mar 3 @ NYR-Sabres Lost 3-2(SO)

Season Series: Rangers Lead 1-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 83-56-33
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 51-23-13

This Day In Sabres History:

March 12, 1979
The Sabres trade defenseman Jocelyn Guevremont to the New York Rangers for draft picks they turn into goaltender Jacques Cloutier and forward Sean McKenna.

Injury Report:
NYR: Sauer Concussion(IR/Out), Asham Back Spasms(IR/Out), Staal Facial Laceration/Swollen Eye(Out)
Buffalo: Leino Strained Right Hip(IR/Out), Sulzer Lower Body(IR/Out), Kaleta Suspension(Out), Ennis Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 16 vs. Ottawa Senators 3:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 17 at Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(NBCSN HD, TSN HD)
Mar 19 at Montreal Canadiens 7:30 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Mar 21 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 23 at Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD, CBC HD, RDS HD)

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