The Rangers are in Buffalo tonight to take on the league’s worst team that is currently in a state of flux. Since these two teams last faced off, the Sabres have fired their head coach (Ron Rolston) and their GM (Darcy Regier). Pat Lafontaine was hired as President, and charged with finding a GM and a coach. As of now Ted Nolan is the interim head coach of the team as Lafontaine continues his search, but this is a team that is 2-6 since the shake up.
Ted Nolan has the Sabres running a 1-2-2 forechecking system and try to shut down the middle of the ice. For the defensive zone system, he has them playing the low-zone collapse pretty much exclusively. On special teams, the Sabres run an umbrella power play and a wedge+1 penalty kill.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
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