Thursday December 5, 2013 7PM New York Rangers
The Rangers visit First Niagara Center for the first time this year as the Broadway Blue Shirts face off against the Blue and Gold for the second time this season. This is the only visit to Buffalo for the Rangers this year. In the teams first contest, the Rangers shutout the Buffalo Sabres 2-0. Will the new look Sabres handle the New York Rangers differently this time? The Rangers will be rested as well headed into Thursday’s game – they play the Winnipeg Jets on Monday but then are off until they face the Sabres. Despite a poor start to the regular season, the Rangers have since fixed things in the big apple and are one game above .500 and sit in one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division.
The Sabres won’t face off against the Rangers again until the closing days of the season.