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Ryan Lindgren beats the buzzer as the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres


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By Jordan Laroche

The New York Rangers narrowly beat the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night.

The New York Rangers were looking to rebound following their 2-1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. The Rangers were hoping this could be a game where goaltender Alexander Georgiev could find his game again after struggling so far, with a 3.77GAA and a .870SV% heading into the game Sunday.

On the other side, Aaron Dell made his third start of the season as the Buffalo Sabres came into tonight winning two of their last five games.

Through the first period the Rangers were playing catch up as Rasmus Asplund opened the scoring after a pile up in front of the net. This was the Sabres’ second powerplay of the first period and had seized momentum. That was until the Rangers got a powerplay of their own, where Chris Krieder would score his 8th powerplay goal of the year, putting him in second in the league for powerplay goals.

The Rangers would continue playing from behind in the second period as Vinnie Hinostroza capitalized on a Jarred Tinordi turnover on his own blue line just two minutes into the second. Jacob Trouba would find a way to put the puck past Dell on a delayed penalty to make it 2-2. Then, chaos ensued.

Each team would score two goals over a 1:22 span as Kaapo Kakko, Tage Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin and K’Andre Miller scored respectively, making it a 4-4 game. Kakko’s goal was his third in five games since returning from an upper-body injury as the former second overall pick continues to look more comfortable.

As the third period started, the Rangers would pull Alexander Georgiev from the net and Igor Shesterkin would tend to the crease for the remainder of the game. The Rangers would dominate for most of the third with shots favoring them 13-4 but were unable to find the back of the net.

But as time was winding down, Tage Thompson would hold the puck against the boards until Chris Krieder knocked it out with just two seconds remaining. The puck would find it’s way to Mika Zibanejad then Ryan Lindgren to ice the game with just 0.4 seconds remaining on the clock.

This marks the Rangers fourth win in their last five games, bringing them to within two points of the Washington Capitals who are second in the Metropolitan Division.

Box score:

1st period

G: Rasmus Asplund (5) A: Zemgus Grigensons (5) Kyle Okposo (6)

G: Chris Krieder (13) A: Artemi Panarin (13) Adam Fox (13)

2nd period

G: Vinnie Hinostroza (2)

G: Jacob Trouba (2) A: Artemi Panarin (14) Filip Chytil (2)

G: Kaapo Kakko (3) A: Ryan Strome (9) Artemi Panarin (15)

G: Tage Thompson (6) A: Rasmus Dahlin (7) Mark Pysyk (4)

G: Rasmus Dahlin (3) A: Victor Olofsson (5) Tage Thompson (5)

G: K’Andre Miller (2) A: Barclay Goodrow (5) Ryan Reaves (1)

3rd period

G: Ryan Lindgren (2) A: Mika Zibanejad (11) Adam Fox (14)



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