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Rangers look to begin road trip on good note

Jan 9, 2009 - 11:47 AM
NY Rangers (24-15-3) at Buffalo (20-15-5), 7:30 p.m. EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- Mired in a slump, things are not going to get easier for the New York Rangers.

The Rangers seek relief from their troubles when they begin a season-high, five-game road trip against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

Coming off a deflating 6-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, New York is 2-4-1 in its last seven contests and constant defensive lapses have caused the tailspin. The Rangers have surrendered three goals or more in four of their last five setbacks.

The Canadiens tallied four times in the final period and took advantage of Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who was coming off a 4-0 blanking of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but has won back-to-back games just once in the last month.

New York, which coughed up its first-place lead in the Atlantic Division with its recent skid, is 10-7-1 on the road.

The Sabres have won three games in a row and snapped a four-game losing streak at home with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Derek Roy scored a goal and added two assists for a season-high, three-point game, and has 15 points in his last 11 contests.

Tim Connolly will make his return to the ice after missing 24 games with a broken rib. Before that, the center missed the first 10 games of the season with a broken vertebra. Despite all the time he has missed, Connolly has 26 goals and 67 assists for 93 points in his past 119 games.






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    Rangers 1, Sabres 2  Final - 2OTJan 9 10:12 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 1 0 0 0 (0) 1
    BUFFALO 0 1 0 0 (1) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - PAUL MARA 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, COLTON ORR) 19:23
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 15 (DREW STAFFORD, THOMAS VANEK) 16:36
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SO: BUF - ALES KOTALIK (GOAL)

    Rangers 1, Sabres 2  Final - 2OTJan 9 10:07 PM


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    Ny Rangers
    1 0 0 0 --1
    Buffalo 0 1 0 0 --1
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Ny Rangers, Paul Mara 4 (Fredrik Sjostrom,
    Colton Orr),19:23. Penalties: T Numminen, Buf (delay of game), 4:23.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Buffalo, Derek Roy 15 (Drew Stafford,
    Thomas Vanek),16:36. Pe

    Jan 9 10:03 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 1 0 0 1
    BUFFALO 0 1 0 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - PAUL MARA 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, COLTON ORR) 19:23
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 15 (DREW STAFFORD, THOMAS VANEK) 16:36
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYR

    Jan 9 9:53 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 1 0 1
    BUFFALO 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - PAUL MARA 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, COLTON ORR) 19:23
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 15 (DREW STAFFORD, THOMAS VANEK) 16:36
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYR 14 14

    Jan 9 9:03 PM


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    NY RANGERS 1
    BUFFALO 1
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 15 (DREW STAFFORD, THOMAS VANEK) 16:36

    Rangers 1, Sabres 1  2nd - 3:24Jan 9 8:57 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY RANGERS 1 1
    BUFFALO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYR - PAUL MARA 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, COLTON ORR) 19:23
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYR 14 14
    BUF 7 7
    GOALIES: NYR - STEPHEN VALIQUETTE

    Jan 9 8:13 PM


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    NY RANGERS 1
    BUFFALO 0
    1ST PRD: NYR - PAUL MARA 4 (FREDRIK SJOSTROM, COLTON ORR) 19:23

    Rangers 1, Sabres 0  1st - 0:37Jan 9 8:13 PM