Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/9/2014
Thursday, April 10, 7:00 PM on MSG
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
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The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers haven't played each other since December, a game that the Rangers ended up winning 3-1. Not much has changed since then, though, as the Sabres are still in last place in the Atlantic division and the Rangers are still trying to get one of the top five playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference.
New York got their first goal in that December game when Rick Nash was able to score off of assists from Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh. After no goals were scored in the second period, Brad Richards put the Rangers up by two with a power-play strike, then Mats Zuccarello made it 3-0 a few minutes later. Tyler Ennis scored Buffalo's lone goal late in the third period, but it was too late for a comeback.
New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist was solid for the road team, saving 27 of Buffalo's 28 shots on goal for a .964 save percentage. This was the first game that Lundqvist played after signing a big seven-year contract to stay with the Rangers.
Richards was the Rangers' top offensive player in the game, scoring one goal and assisting on another. McDonagh finished the game with two assists.
Goalie Ryan Miller was the Sabres' top player on the ice, stopping 28 of the 31 shots he faced and keeping the game from getting out of hand.
Buffalo is 8-31 straight up on the road this season
Buffalo is 12-21-5 against the over/under on the road this season
New York is 18-21 straight up at home this season
New York is 15-19-5 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
04/07/14 D Chad Ruhwedel Concussion questionable
04/07/14 D Henrik Tallinder Lower Body questionable
04/07/14 GO Nathan Lieuwen Concussion questionable
04/07/14 RW Chris Stewart Ankle questionable
04/07/14 LW Marcus Foligno Knee is upgraded to probable
04/07/14 C Torrey Mitchell Undisclosed questionable
04/06/14 D Christian Ehrhoff Ear questionable
04/06/14 RW Drew Stafford Undisclosed questionable
04/06/14 C Zenon Konopka Back questionable
04/01/14 D Tyler Myers Upper Body out indefinitely
03/29/14 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body out indefinitely
03/27/14 C Kevin Porter Lower Body out indefinitely
03/17/14 GO Jhonas Enroth Leg out indefinitely
03/14/14 D Alexander Sulzer Concussion out indefinitely
04/05/14 D Ryan McDonagh Shoulder questionable
03/25/14 LW Chris Kreider Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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