New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Preview 11/27/23

New York Rangers center Vincent Trocheck (16) and goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) and left wing Chris Kreider (20) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena
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The New York Rangers will be taking on the Buffalo Sabres tonight. The Blueshirts are on a three-game winning streak as they recently defeated the Boston Bruins 7–4. The Buffalo Sabres are looking for a win after being embarrassed by the New Jersey Devils in a 7–2 loss.

Records

New York Rangers 15-3-1

Buffalo Sabres 9-10-2

Venue

The New York Rangers are the home team in this game. So, this game will take place in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, which is located in New York, NY

Projected Lineup

Offense:

Kreider – Zib – Wheeler

Panarin – Trocheck – Laf

Cuylle – Bonino – Kakko

Vesey – Goodrow – Pitlick

Defense:

Miller – Trouba

Lindgren – Gustafsson

Jones – Schneider

Goaltender:

Igor Shesterkin

Injuries

New York Rangers

Filip Chytil – Concussion/Upper Body – OUT (On IR)

Chytil is still dealing with his concussion recovery. He has been skating recently so that is a good sign of how his concussion recovery is going.

Adam Fox – Knee/Lower Body – OUT (On LTIR)

Fox is still on LTIR, so he will obviously not play tonight. It is a good sign that he is finally practicing with the team which is a positive and is looking close to being activated off of LTIR soon.

Buffalo Sabres

Zemgus Girgensons – Lower Body – OUT (On IR)

Jack Quinn – Achilles – OUT (On IR)

Tage Thompson – Upper Body – OUT (On IR)

Jordan Greenway – Personal – OUT (Should be back on the November 30th game against the St. Louis Blues)

Mattias Samuelsson – Upper Body – Questionable (Day To Day)

Prediction: New York Rangers 5 – Buffalo Sabres 0

The Sabers have a lot of exciting youth players who are intriguing for the future, but this year will not be their year. Especially with the amount of injuries that the team has and the Sabres are sorely missing Tage Thompson who is the face of that franchise. After an embarrassing game against the New Jersey Devils, things won’t get better when the Sabres face the Blueshirts at MSG. This one should be another blowout where the Rangers take care of business.

3 Stars of the Game Prediction

1. Igor Shesterkin

2. Jacob Trouba

3. Vincent Trocheck

Where can you watch the game?

The New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres game will air on television on both MSG and ESPN+. The game can also be streamed on fuboTV and DirectTV Stream as well. Keep in mind that the game will be starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.