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The Buffalo Sabres' Cody McCormick, left, fights with (Credit: AP)

The Buffalo Sabres' Cody McCormick, left, fights with Brandon Mashinter during the first period. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Rangers vs. Sabres

The Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Chris Kreider of the Rangers tries to control
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Chris Kreider of the Rangers tries to control the puck in the second period against Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Chris Kreider of the Rangers celebrates his second
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Chris Kreider of the Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Buffalo Sabres with teammate Dan Girardi at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres defends against
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Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres defends against Mats Zuccarello of the Rangers in the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a second-period
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Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a second-period save against Brian Flyn of the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a first
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Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers makes a first period save against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against
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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against
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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Rangers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres plays the
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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres plays the puck against Marc Staal of the Rangers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against
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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Rangers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Derick Brassard of the Rangers celebrates his first-period
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Derick Brassard of the Rangers celebrates his first-period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against
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Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Rangers in the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Derick Brassard (16) celebrates a goal with teammates
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Derick Brassard (16) celebrates a goal with teammates during the first period of a game as Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, left, watches. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Marc Staal (18) fights for control of the
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Marc Staal (18) fights for control of the puck with the Buffalo Sabres' Cody McCormick (8) during the first period. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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The Buffalo Sabres' Cody McCormick, left, fights with
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The Buffalo Sabres' Cody McCormick, left, fights with Brandon Mashinter during the first period. (Oct. 31, 2013)

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