Offensively inept Rangers visit Sabres

NY Rangers (31-22-6) at Buffalo (30-23-6), 7:00 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) — The New York Rangers will try to
get their worst-ranked offense rolling Saturday when they visit
the Buffalo Sabres in a battle of teams hoping to remain in the
playoff hunt.

The Rangers, who have scored an NHL-low 2.34 goals per game this
season, currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Sabres are just two points behind New York, holding the
eighth spot.

Scott Gomez netted the game-winner and captain Chris Drury
collected three assists as the Rangers snapped a three-game
losing streak with a 3-1 triumph over the New York Islanders on

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Gomez’s power-play goal midway through the second period snapped
New York’s dismal 1-for-35 slump with the man advantage. The
Rangers have the 28th-ranked power play in the league at 13.7

Buffalo, which has lost four of its previous six contests, is
coming off Thursday’s 6-3 setback to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Defenseman Jaroslav Spacek notched his first two-goal game of
the season and Derek Roy also scored for the Sabres, who hold a
one-point cushion on the Carolina Hurricanes for eighth in the