BUF
39-32-11
NYR
51-24-7

Captain comes through in OT as Rangers win in style

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 60; Home Game No. 29 Rangers' Record: 39-15-6
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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
Scoring Summary
1st Period
13:29BUF Drew Stafford (11) ASST: Tyler Ennis (6), Andrej Sekera (9) 1 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
07:38NYR Carl Hagelin (10) ASST: Marc Staal (2), Brad Richards (23) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
00:44BUF PPG - Drew Stafford (12) ASST: Thomas Vanek (25), Derek Roy (22) 2 - 1 BUF
05:32NYR Marian Gaborik (29) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (26), Carl Hagelin (15) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
02:59NYR Ryan Callahan (24) ASST: Ryan McDonagh (17) 3 - 2 NYR
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Callahan
1st
Ryan Callahan
RW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 22:25
Drew Stafford
2nd
Drew Stafford
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:00
Carl Hagelin
3rd
Carl Hagelin
LW
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:08BUF Paul Gaustad  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
00:08NYR Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Paul Gaustad
00:54NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Slashing against  Derek Roy
12:49NYR Stu Bickel  Roughing against  Patrick Kaleta
12:49BUF Patrick Kaleta  Roughing against  Stu Bickel
18:51BUF Patrick Kaleta  Roughing against  Carl Hagelin
2nd Period
19:24NYR Artem Anisimov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass against  Nathan Gerbe
3rd Period
16:35BUF Tyler Ennis  Interference against  Dan Girardi
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodBUFNYR
1st614
2nd66
3rd86
OT02
Total2028
Team Stats
CategoryBUFNYR
Power Plays1/20/2
Hits1827
Faceoff Wins3028
Giveaways48
Takeaways24
Blocked Shots209
Penalty Minutes1111
  • BUFFALO
  • NY RANGERS
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9D. RoyC01-13023:06
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57T. MyersD0002021:48
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78C. TroppR000105:34
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30R. Miller2528.89362:59
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5D. GirardiD0022025:24
8B. PrustL0001512:20
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19B. RichardsC0115021:57
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32A. StralmanD0010019:49
34J. MitchellC001207:39
41S. BickelD0000212:04
42A. AnisimovC0012216:21
62C. HagelinL1112018:26
71M. RuppL000106:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist1820.90062:54