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FINAL OT
1 2 3 OT T
Buffalo Sabres BUF 1 0 1 0 2
20 SHOTS 28
30 FACEOFFS 28
18 HITS 27
11 PIM 11
1/2 PP 0/2
4 GIVEAWAYS 8
2 TAKEAWAYS 4
20 BLOCKED SHOTS 9
       

Captain comes through in OT as Rangers win in style

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 60; Home Game No. 29 Rangers' Record: 39-15-6
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Callahan scored his 100th NHL goal 2:59 into overtime, and the Rangers snapped a rare losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Callahan took a pass from defenseman Ryan McDonagh and broke in alone. He flipped a shot over goalie Ryan Miller's shoulder for his career-best 24th goal of the season. The Rangers had been 0-1-1 in their previous two games, their first losing streak since mid-December.

The Rangers got tying goals from Carl Hagelin in the second period, and Marian Gaborik in the third. The Blueshirts (39-15-6) have an Eastern Conference-leading 84 points -- seven more than Boston.

Drew Stafford scored both goals for the Sabres (27-27-8). Buffalo had won three straight.

Gaborik scored his team-leading 29th goal at 5:32 off a perfect pass from defenseman Michael Del Zotto to tie it 2-2. Playing in his 700th NHL game, Gaborik took the pass on his forehand in the left circle before streaking in on Miller and flicking a backhand over his left shoulder.

Stafford scored on a power play 44 seconds into the third period . He also opened the scoring at 15:29 of the first.

Hagelin tied it at 7:38 of the second, banking the puck off of Miller's pad for the 10th goal of his rookie season.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Rangers improved to 8-1-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season, including a 6-0-0 mark at home. The team is now 15-1-4 combined in back-to-back games this season.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Callahan 2. Hagelin 3. Gaborik


THE BIGGER PICTURE
This win said a lot about this team. Buffalo came into the game playing very well and with the desperation of a team fighting for a playoff berth. Facing a team already in playoff mode, the Rangers stuck with their system, and it paid off with two points.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (25:24)
Shots -- Richards (5)
Hits -- Callahan (5)
Blocks -- Gaborik, Staal (2)
Takeaways -- Four players tied (1)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (18)

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