|April 10, 2014: Nash's late goal lifts Rangers over Sabres 2-1|
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers did just enough to dispatch of the lowly Buffalo Sabres. A few minutes later, a little bit of help handed them home-ice advantage to start the playoffs.
|April 9, 2014: Sabres' Stafford Returning Wednesday|
Stafford (undisclosed) will play Wednesday against the Rangers, WGR 500 reports.The winger will draw back into the lineup Wednesday, after sitting out the team's last four games with an undisclosed injury. He currently has 15 goals and 18 assists in 67 games this season.
|April 9, 2014: Sabres' Stafford Back At Practice|
Stafford (undisclosed) practiced with the team Wednesday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.Stafford has sat out the last four games with an undisclosed injury, but skated on the top line with Tyler Ennis and Chris Stewart at Wednesday's practice. Although his presence suggests that he might be ready to draw back into the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Cory Conacher saw some time on the top line as well, so there's no guarantee that Stafford is ready to return.
|April 8, 2014: Sabres' Stafford Out Tuesday|
Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Red Wings.Coach Ted Nolan indicated after morning skate that he's hoping Stafford will be recovered in tmie to play Thursday against the Rangers. Stafford's absence Tuesday is somewhat offset by the fact that the Sabres will get Chris Stewart and Torrey Mitchell back from injury.
|April 6, 2014: Schenn scores 2, lifts skidding Flyers over Sabres|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers picked up their defense and their drive to snap their losing streak. Playing the lowly Buffalo Sabres helped, too.