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Rangers 2, Sabres 0

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers ice Sabres

Henrik Lundqvist was at his busiest when the only thing really in doubt was whether he would skate off with a shutout.

The rest of the New York Rangers took care of beating the lowly Buffalo Sabres up and down the ice.

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Lundqvist made 29 saves for his 47th NHL shutout, and Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider provided the offense in the Rangers’ 2-0 win over the Sabres on Thursday night in New York.

‘‘This is definitely a game we wanted to win and needed to win,’’ said Lundqvist, who served as the backup when the Rangers beat the Islanders on Tuesday. ‘‘The way we started the game, we set the tone right away.

‘‘We did so many good things. I thought we were all over them pretty much the whole game.’’

Ryan Miller shined in defeat as he made 44 saves just to keep his struggling club in it.

Lundqvist was tested in the final few minutes as Buffalo pressed to at least avoid the shutout. Lundqvist stopped a shot with the top of his helmet, and then robbed Marcus Foligno with 1:20 left after Miller was pulled for an extra skater.

The Rangers, who played 10 of their first 11 on the road, began a four-game homestand in workmanlike fashion. They recorded a season-high 46 shots.

Buffalo lost its third straight and is a league-worst 2-12-1. The Sabres have been shut out three times.

Coyotes 5, Predators 4 — Shane Doan had a goal and an assist and Mikkel Boedker scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Phoenix over visiting Nashville.

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