The Buffalo Sabres look to avoid a three-game season sweep against the New York Rangers as they visit Madison Square Garden for their first of the final three games of the regular season. The Rangers will look for two points to help them inch closer to securing home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
Puck drop tonight is at 7 p.m. at MSG. It’s the Rangers last home game of the regular season – they visit the Habs on Saturday – so they’ll look to finish out their home schedule on a high note.
Sabres fans in Buffalo can catch tonight’s game on MSG-Buffalo as usual; Rangers fans can catch the game on their version of MSG. The game will also be available throughout Southern Ontario on Bell TV.
If you can’t watch the game on TV, there’s also the option of listening to it on the radio. WGR-550 in Buffalo broadcasts almost all Sabres games, and you can also listen live on their website.
In addition, fans outside the viewing area can utilize NHL GameCenter Live to catch tonight’s game. The GameCenter app is available for Android, Apple TV, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone/iPod, Playstation and Xbox among other devices. You can also download the app for free to keep track of scores, standings and statistics across the league – that portion is all free, with the option to ‘buy-in’ if you wish to watch games live.
The Sabres look to break out of a four-game slump tonight as they visit the Rangers. New York, meanwhile, is coming off a 4-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday. While the Rangers have already clinched a playoff spot, home ice advantage remains at stake, and they certainly won’t take anything lightly as they round out this regular season.
Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot look to extend personal point streaks in tonight’s game against the Sabres; can Buffalo hold them off? The Sabres will also need to find the key to beating Henrik Lundqvist, as it’s likely that he’ll be starting in tonight’s game. The good news is that the Sabres will have some reinforcements back in the lineup, as Henrik Tallinder may return from injury tonight. Matt Hackett will start in goal for Buffalo, with Andrey Makarov once again his backup.
After tonight, the Sabres have just two more games: Saturday’s visit to Boston and Sunday’s home tilt against the Islanders. As the season winds to a close, it’s time to start thinking about things like free agency…. but for now, let’s focus on tonight’s game. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.