Here’s hoping you didn’t miss the third period of the Rangers’ eventual 6-3 win against the Sabres.
When Derick Brassard made it 3-1 early in the final frame, it seemed like the Rangers might sleepwalk through a win. They did win … but not before a Sabres-fueled scare.
To New York’s credit, they responded to that bold push by Buffalo, as J.T. Miller scored another game-winner just a minute after Girgensons tied it up.
The margin expanded with a pretty power-play goal and an empty-netter to finish with that 6-3 margin, and now the Rangers can breathe a sigh of relief heading into the All-Star break.
While Buffalo lost – and let’s face it, maybe that’s for the best for a team in the East’s cellar – they also made a decent argument that these contests will be closer in the not-too-distant future.
Derick Brassard earned “The Broadway Hat,” and deservedly so, as he scored two goals and three assists.