Sabres snap home win streak, fall to Rangers in OT

Cody Franson scored the Sabres only goal in the 3rd period.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Sabres bad luck following the All-Star break continued on Thursday night with a 2-1 loss to New York.

The Rangers struck first, Mat Zuccarello beat Robin Lehner on a power play in the second period.

Buffalo almost lost by the 1-0 count, but in the final five minutes of the game Kyle Okposo set up a play that resulted in a goal by Cody Franson. Tyler Ennis and Ryan O’Reilly were credited with the assists.

In overtime, the Sabres picked up a penalty early, setting the stage for Chris Kreider to score right as the advantage expired.

The loss snaps a four-game win streak at KeyBank Center for the Sabres. They host the Ottowa senators Saturday at 7:00 PM. 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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