NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) - The New York Rangers received a scare 3:28 into the third period of Sunday's game against the Sabres when Brad Richards was shoved from behind into the half boards by Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta. Kaleta was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and was given a game misconduct.
PHOTOS: See still photos from the hit here
Richards was on the ice for nearly two minutes before being helped to the bench. He returned to the game.
Kaleta is scheduled for a 3 p.m. Monday call with NHL officials to determine potential fines and game suspensions.
Rick Nash had a goal and assist and also scored in the shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win.
Ryan Callahan also scored for New York in the shootout. Derek Stepan added a goal, and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. New York has won two in a row.
Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots. The Sabres' season-high three-game winning streak was ended.
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