Chris Drury has goal, assist to help Sabres eliminate Rangers with 5-4 win

After vanquishing the other two New York teams, the Sabres are one round from a shot at the very elusive Stanley Cup.

Drury had a goal and assist in the Sabres’ four-goal second period that erased an early deficit and sent Buffalo to a 5-4 victory Sunday over the Rangers in Game 6. Dmitri Kalinin, Jason Pominville and Jochen Hecht joined Drury in the offensive onslaught that lasted 9:46.

Michael Nylander gave New York a 1-0 advantage in the first period, Paul Mara tied it in the second, and Jaromir Jagr scored his 72nd career goal in the third to bring the Rangers within 4-3.

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Hecht added his second of the game by tipping in his second of the game – and the playoffs – with 5:10 left. Daniel Briere, co-captain with Drury, had three assists.

Nylander added his second of the game with the Rangers’ third power-play goal to make it 5-4 with 2:59 remaining. It just wasn’t enough against the NHL’s highest-scoring team.

Ryan Miller made 32 saves for the Sabres. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 24 shots in the net for New York, which dropped its first home game in the playoffs (4-1).