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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

Wednesday.

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

percent.

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

East.

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