NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – Chris Kreider scored twice, including the fixing goal in the third half, and New York Ranger beat Buffalo 5-3 on Monday night to lose Sabers’ franchise record for the 14th in a row.
Kaapo Kakko also scored twice and Adam Fox had one goal and two assists that helped Rangers win for the fourth time in six games (4-1-1) by beating Sabers for the 10th time in 13 encounters. closest to each other. Artemi Panarin had three assists and Ryan Strome added two more.
Keith Kinkaid, starting the second match in a row, blocked 16 shots to make the score 3-1-1 this season.
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Rasmus Asplund, Dylan Cozens and Jeff Skinner scored for Buffalo, losing 0-12-2 to match the NHL’s longest slide since Sabers drew 0-14-0 in the middle of the 2014-15 season.
Carter Hutton started and made two saves before leaving 2:51 into the game after Rangers’ Julien Gauthier plunged him hard while being pushed off by Sabers defender Rasmus Ristolainen. Dustin Tokarski, called up from the taxi team earlier in the day, came on and completed 33 saves.
With Sabers leading 3-1 after two games, Cozens – coming back after missing four games with injury – pulled them within once he received a pass from Sam Reinnhart and beat Kinkaid at 1: 09 of the third inning.
Skinner drew it at 4:22 breakaway after being rotated by Rangers as he slid up the middle of the ice and shot in the top left corner to win the third.
Kreider put New York ahead just 1:25 then with a second goal in his power match of the night as he beat Strome’s mid-air strike rebound and overtook Tokarski in 16th place.
Sabers pulled Tokarski one more skater with around 1:20 left, and Kakko added an empty scorer with 57.7 seconds left for the second of the night and fourth of the season to win.
Sabers became aggressive in the second half, and Skinner got two early chances. On his first time he made a breakthrough but Kinkaid made a save on his backhand, sending the ball over the crossbar. Less than 30 seconds later, Skinner had another chance on the right flank, but Kinkaid made another shot to save.
Jacob Trouba then hit a vertical post for Rangers in a 90-second interval.
Asplund gave Sabers a 1-0 lead at 3:52. Standing on the left side of the net as Riley Sheahan threw the ball from behind the cage towards him, Asplund knocked it down with his skates and quickly put it in while Kinkaid was looking for it on the other side. It was Asplund’s second goal in six games this season.
Kakko tied it up at 7:13. After a face to the left of Tokarski, Panarin hit the back of the net and sent a pass to Kakko. Tokarski made a save on his first try, but Kakko took it down shortly after.
Rangers had a 5 vs 3 advantage in 19 seconds after the penalties overlapped with Sabers defenders Rasmus Dahlin and Jacob Bryson. Seconds before the first penalty expires, Kreider makes a pass from Panarin to the top right corner, leaving 9:21 on the second.
Fox, playing in his 100th NHL game, made it 3-1 with the remaining score at 1:42 as Rangers rushed forward as he knocked back Mika Zibanajad’s shot for his third. .
Sabers drew 0 with 2 in the power match, falling to 0 with 21 in their last 13 matches.
Rangers are 2 to 3 with a senior advantage, improving to 4 wins 13 in their last 4 matches. Buffalo has conceded 8 goals after 21 times to play the opponent’s strength in the last 7 matches.
Kreider has 173 goals in his career, surpassing Anders Hedberg to take the 20th place on the franchise list.
MOVEMENT OF SABERS
Tokarski was called up to assist Hutton two days after Buffalo handled G Jonas Johansson arrived in Colorado to select a sixth round draft in 2021. G Linus Ullmark, sidelined with a lower body injury since February 27, are joining the team. Four-game trip.
Sabers also summoned Asplund from the taxi fleet earlier in the day.
Strome has seven assists and eight points in a six-match streak. He also had assists in the top five games of his career. … Panarin had a total of 12 assists and 18 points in 15 matches in his career with Sabers. … Kreider has 10 goals and 14 points after 22 matches against Buffalo.
Sabers: At Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night to open a series of two games.
Rangers: At Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night to open a series of two games.
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