In-Game Notes: 3/12 vs. NYR

*Buffalo returns home after a four-game road trip, their longest such stretch this season, looking to win consecutive home games for the first time in 2012-13 after finishing last season 8-1-1 in their last 10 home games.

*The Sabres are 3-3-2 against the Atlantic Division, their best record against any division this season.

*Drew Stafford, who scored when these teams met on March 3, has six points (5+1) in his last three games against the Rangers.

After 1st period: NYR 0 – BUF 0
*The first period was the 15th scoreless period in a Sabres game this season. Ten of those 15 took place in the first period.

*Andrej Sekera leads all Sabres skaters with a TOI of 7:34 through one period.

*Buffalo is 6-6-3 when tied after the first period; New York is 4-5-0 when tied after one.

After 2nd period: NYR 1 – BUF 2
*With his goal, Marcus Foligno has three points (1+2) in three career games against the Rangers.

*Thomas Vanek scored his 14th goal of the season. Vanek has now recorded 41 points (16+25) in his last 34 games, dating back to last season.

*With his 267th career assist, Jason Pominville has passed Derek Roy for ninth-most assists in franchise history.

*Andrej Sekera now has an assist in three consecutive games; it is Sekera’s longest point streak since he recorded two points in five consecutive games from Feb. 26 to March 6, 2011.

*The Rangers are 7-1-1 when scoring first; the Sabres are 2-10-1 when allowing the first goal.

*Buffalo is 2-0-2 when leading after the second period; New York is 3-4-1 when trailing after one.

Final: NYR 1 – BUF 3
*Marcus Foligno scored two goals for the third time in his career. Foligno now has four points (2+2) in three career games against the Rangers.

*With two assists tonight, Andrej Sekera has four assists in his last three games.

*Brian Flynn recorded his first career assist on Foligno’s second goal. Flynn now has points in three straight games (2+1).

*The Sabres have won consecutive home games for the first time this season.

*Jhonas Enroth earned his first win since Nov. 26, 2011 vs. WSH, after going 0-10-3 in his last 16 appearances.

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