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Recap: Sabres were rolled by the Rangers to start their road trip

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The Rangers handed the Sabres a 6-2 loss tonight

Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Final Score: Sabres 2 | Rangers 6

Shots on Goal: Sabres 33 | Rangers 24

Sabres Goal Scorers: Scandella (2) and Sobotka (1)

Rangers Goal Scorers: Panarin (5), Howden (2), Strome (1,2), DeAngelo (4), and Kreider (1)

Minus - 1: Defensive Zone

The Sabres were a mess in the defensive zone tonight. They struggled to get the puck out of their own end and continually turned the puck over. They made it easy for the Rangers to get some confidence early when they came into the game losing five straight.

Minus - 2: Dahlin and Miller

Rasmus Dahlin and Colin Miller had a tough night as well. Dahlin had a bad turnover to give the Rangers their first goal of the game. The two haven’t looked the best as a pair over the last few games and it may be time to break them up.

Minus - 3: Injuries

The Sabres lost both Jimmy Vesey and Marco Scandella to injuries in the second period. Ralph Krueger said both were day-to-day after the game.

Plus - 1: Eichel Line

The top line was really the only one that was able to generate anything offensively. Eichel had a bad turnover that resulted in the Rangers fifth goal, but he looked like the only forward that had their legs tonight.

Plus - 2: Another One Tomorrow

Tonight wasn’t pretty, but luckily they have another game tomorrow in Detroit to get back into the win column.