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33 SHOTS 33
28 FACEOFFS 26
23 HITS 17
6 PIM 8
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7 GIVEAWAYS 10
6 TAKEAWAYS 7
20 BLOCKED SHOTS 11
       

Rangers work hard for 2,500th win in team's history

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 26; Road Game No. 15 Rangers' Record: 16-6-4
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
• Full Highlights | Tortorella Postgame • Callahan, Biron, Hagelin Postgame
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Carl Hagelin scored twice to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, giving the franchise its 2,500th regular-season win.

Hagelin, playing his eighth NHL game, and Ryan Callahan scored short-handed goals, and Martin Biron made 32 saves to help the Rangers become the fifth NHL team to reach the milestone.

Marian Gaborik added a power-play goal for the Rangers. Biron, who played 300 games for Buffalo earlier in his career, improved to 9-3-1 against the Sabres.

Thomas Vanek scored for Buffalo, which is 2-5-2 in its last nine home games. Jhonas Enroth stopped 29 shots in his sixth loss in seven decisions (1-5-1).

Callahan broke a 1-1 tie with 1:09 left in the second period, driving alone to the net after an errant pass by Christian Ehroff at the Rangers' blue line. The Rangers captain was covered by Ehrhoff, but still pushed a low shot behind Enroth.

Hagelin opened the scoring with 7:26 left in the second period, wristing a shot high over Enroth's glove with 2 seconds left on a Buffalo power play.

Vanek tied it 1:04 later, with a slap shot from the high slot.

Hagelin scored his second goal of the game 3:02 into the third period. He fired a slap shot from the left circle after receiving a long lead pass from Michael Del Zotto. Gaborik scored his 14th on a slap shot from the high slot with 2:34 remaining.

The Rangers are now 13-3-1 in their last 17 games.
• COMMENT ON BLUESHIRTS UNITED | PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Three of the Rangers' four goals in the contest were tallied on special teams, including two shorthanded goals in the second period and a power-play goal in the third. The Blueshirts are now 8-for-34 (23.5 percent) with the man-advantage in their last eight games and they are 11-1-2 this season in games when they tally at least one power-play goal.

THREE STARS
(selected by the local media)
1. Hagelin 2. Biron 3. Callahan


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Take a look at the NHL standings right now. The Rangers have the fewest regulation losses in the NHL (only six) and have multiple games in hand over the teams ahead of them. At this pace, the Blueshirts will lead the race for the Presidents' Trophy by Christmas Day.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (29:57)
Shots -- Fedotenko (6)
Hits -- Callahan, Eminger (6)
Blocks -- Girardi, Del Zotto (3)
Takeaways -- McDonagh, Hagelin (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (25)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT BUFFALO
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brian Boyle John Mitchell
Sean Avery Brandon Dubinsky Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Steve Eminger
Jeff Woywitka Anton Stralman
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Fedotenko, Richards, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Callahan/Hagelin Brandon Dubinsky
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto Steve Eminger
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