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NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at NY Rangers



(Thursday, October 31st)

Final Score: NY Rangers 2, Buffalo 0

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Lundqvist posted 29 saves to notch his second shutout of the season, as the New York Rangers racked up a season- high 46 shots in a 2-0 blanking of the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider each lit the lamp once for the Rangers, who earned their first home victory of the season after dropping a 2-0 decision to Montreal on Monday in their home opener.

"It just feels good to be part of a win here," Lundqvist said. "I think we're moving in the right direction and that's a good thing."

Ryan Miller allowed both goals in the setback, Buffalo's third in a row and sixth in its last seven games.

"If we want this to stop, it will stop," Miller said of the team's struggles. "Everyone has to increase their intensity. When everyone wants this to stop, it will. You have to work your way out of it."

The Rangers broke through on the power play just under 8 1/2 minutes in after Buffalo's Tyler Myers went off for tripping at 7:25.

With New York working in the offensive zone, Brassard rifled a heavy slapper from above the left circle that found the top right corner of the net to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 8:23.

New York doubled its lead past the midpoint of the second when Kreider came up with a long rebound on the low left side and flipped a shot from just below the goal line that deflected off the back of Miller and into the net for a 2-0 lead at 11:22.

Lundqvist capped his 47th career shutout with a stellar third frame, turning away all 11 shots he faced in the period to keep Buffalo off the board.

Game Notes

Buffalo's John Scott was suspended seven additional games by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson in the third period of a 5-2 Bruins victory on Oct. 23 ... The Sabres fell to 2-5-0 on the road this season ... Buffalo finished 0-for-1 on the power play while New York went 1-for-3 on the man advantage.

10/31 23:10:51 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
PHI 45
CHA 60
 
2nd
PHI 45
CHA 60
 
Half
ORL 43
UTA 49
 
1st
CLE 21
BRK 28
 
2nd
BOS 27
MIN 24
 
2nd
DET 31
TOR 26
 
1st
MIA 22
WAS 23
 
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MEM
CHI
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POR
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DEN
LAC
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OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
2nd
RAD 76
SIENA 64
 
2nd
BUCK 48
CASEWEST 41
 
Half
LIB 51
CPNC 35
 
2nd
SCAR 28
CLEM 30
 
Half
CMICH 51
CONC 28
 
Half
MIAMI 25
EKENT 27
 
2nd
GWEBB 56
HIWASSEE 38
 
Half
ODU 31
MDES 26
 
Half
BUF 38
NIAG 28
 
Half
KSU 32
NCAT 25
 
2nd
FAM 26
UNF 38
 
2nd
NORST 42
NARZ 26
 
2nd
DART 33
NILL 21
 
Half
MORE 27
NKENTUCKY 49
 
Half
UCSB 34
SDCHR 18
 
Half
STJ 18
GAELS 33
 
Half
ALA 34
STILL 21
 
Half
HAMP 29
TENST 24
 
2nd
TENN 32
TENT 34
 
2nd
WMARY 48
WSHMD 18
 
1st
MERC 24
COOK 9
 
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FLGC 23
FUR 20
 
1st
CALST 20
SDKST 23
 
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NO
 
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2nd
NJD 2
TAM 0
 
1st
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
1st
DET 1
NYI 0
 
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BOS
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CAL
DAL