Sabres struggle in 6-2 loss to Rangers

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Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton (40) tumbles onto his back as New York Rangers center Chris Kreider (20) crashes into the net as Hutton was trying to make a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in New York. Krider was called for goaltender interference on the play. The Rangers won 6-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The New York Rangers entered Thursday night’s game against the Sabres last in the NHL in scoring with a mere 19 goals.

The Blue shirts pushed around the Blue & Gold, took advantage of several defensive lapses and turnovers en route to a 6-2 win at Madison Square Garden.

With the loss, Buffalo dips to 8-2-1 overall.

Scoreless past the midway point of the first period, second year defenseman Rasmus Dahlin struggled to handle the puck and gave it away to Artemi Panarin, who skated in a slid the first goal of the game past Carter Hutton to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

It would be all downhill for the Sabres from there as they would trail 3-0 after the first period.

Buffalo would receive tallies from Marco Scandella and Vladimir Sobotka in the second period, however the Sabres would still trail 4-2 heading into the third.

Still a two goal game with 12 minutes to play in regulation, Jack Eichel blindly flipped a backhand pass right to Brett Howden near the blueline.

He then skated up the ice along with Ryan Strome, who finished off the 2-on-1 opportunity for his second goal of the game.

Kris Kreider would add a sixth tally in the final minutes for New York.

The Sabres are back in action Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

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