Buffalo Sabres defeat New York Rangers, 5-2

BUFFALO - They will raise a banner in Buffalo now, that much was assured by the Sabres' rout of the Rangers Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, at the Garden, they took a big step closer to turning out the lights.

With the Rangers facing Ryan Miller and the stingy Sabres and knowing they would need their own elite goaltender to be at his best, Henrik Lundqvist was far from it - and so were the Rangers after two full weeks playing their best hockey of the season. Lundqvist lasted ...