Rangers’ mission: Get the Sabres back on a losing track

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New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) hits Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) . Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers go for two in a row as they try to get a streak going against the Buffalo Sabres.  They need to get a streak going if they expect to contend for a playoff spot.  With two games against Buffalo, followed by a pair with Pittsburgh, this is a crucial stretch for the Rangers.  After the Penguins they play twice on Long Island followed by four in a row against the Devils.  If they can sweep the Sabres and Devils and split with the Islanders and Penguins, that means eight out of 10 and the playoff hope is alive. Anything less and it will be practically impossible.

The Sabres ended their record setting 18 losses in a row last night against the Flyers.  They took a 2-0 first period lead and built on it after the Flyers scored.  The final score was 6-1 as the Flyers had another bad defensive effort. The question is how that win will affect the Sabres moving forward.
We’ll have an answer to that question in a few hours and Rangers fans will either be predicting another losing streak for Buffalo, or ruing the fact that the Blueshirts had to take on the Sabres after they had jump started their season.

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