With the “we’ve gotten at least a point in every game” streak now at 12 (9-0-3), the Rangers head into Buffalo to try to make it 13 (hopefully with a win). The Sabres come into tonight’s game having gone 4-4-2 in their last ten games but only 1-3-1 in their last five. Their last game was on Saturday against the Hurricanes. The Sabres lost in Overtime.
Steve Bernier, whom the Sabres got in a trade with the San Jose Sharks (which sent defenseman Brian Campbell the other way) will be playing tonight. The NY Post reports that Slats rejected a trade that would have brought Bernier to MSG in exchange for Sean Avery. The Avery Effect be damned, I think I would have made that trade. Then again, maybe that’s why I’m not the Rangers GM.
Last time the Rangers and Sabres faced each other, Avery got a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. My prediction, Rangers win 4-1.
UPDATE: Bernier is scratched. I suppose that his groin injury is still bothering him. -Marc