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4/2/16 Sabres vs. Rangers

game recap

Sabres keep Rangers from clinching

New York loses third in row; Ryan O'Reilly scores twice for Buffalo

by Pat Pickens / NHL.com Correspondent

O'Reilly scores twice in the 1st

BUF@NYR: O'Reilly nets two, helps Sabres grab lead

4/2/16: Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring with a rebound goal and then buried a pass from Jack Eichel to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead in the 1st

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NEW YORK -- The Buffalo Sabres made sure the New York Rangers will have to wait at least another couple of days to clinch their sixth consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ryan O'Reilly scored twice in the first period, Chad Johnson made 33 saves and the Sabres held off the Rangers 4-3 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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Rangers looking to secure postseason berth

Victory against Sabres will clinch spot in playoffs

by Pat Pickens / NHL.com Correspondent

SABRES (32-35-11) at RANGERS (43-25-9)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, BELL TV, MSG, NHL.TV

NEW YORK -- After falling Thursday in Carolina, then watching the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins both win Friday, the New York Rangers will have another opportunity to clinch a Stanley Cup Playoff berth with a win Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Rangers will reach the postseason for the sixth straight season if they defeat the Sabres in regulation or overtime, or if the Red Wings lose Saturday at the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Rangers also can clinch with a shootout win or overtime loss if the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in regulation.

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