Left winger Carl Hagelin netted a pair of goals Saturday to propel the visiting New York Rangers past the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, in a Eastern Conference contest at the First Niagara Center. Captain Ryan Callahan netted the game-winning goal in the second period and New York goaltender Martin Biron saved 32-of-33 shots, as the Rangers (16-6-4) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Sabres (15-12-2) dropped to third place in the Northeastern Division standings.
After a scoreless first period, Hagelin netted the game's first goal, his second of the year, 8:26 seconds into the second period and helped New York earn a 1-0 advantage. Just over minute later, Buffalo's Thomas Vanek answered with his 14th goal of the season, but Callahan's goal gave the Rangers the lead for good.