Nash’s late strike sinks Sabres

NEW YORK (WIVB) – The Sabres survived a brutal second period, but a late goal from Rick Nash sent Buffalo to another loss, with the Rangers picking up the 2-1 win.

New York out-shot Buffalo 18-1 in the second period. Despite that massive gap, both teams scored one goal in the frame – Drew Stafford for the Sabres, and Benoit Pouliot for the Rangers.

Nash netted the game-winner with less than two minutes remaining, handing the Sabres their 50th regulation loss of the season.

Buffalo has two games to go – on the road at Boston Saturday, then home against the Islanders Sunday night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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