Zibanejad scores with 28 seconds left in OT in Rangers win against Sabres


BUFFALO — Mika Zibanejad scored at 4:32 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

Tage Thompson scored from the left circle to tie it 2-2 at 19:56 of the third period for Buffalo with goalie Dustin Tokarski pulled for the extra attacker. 

Colin Blackwell and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers (17-15-4), who won for the fifth time in seven games. Igor Shesterkin made 21 saves.

Rasmus Asplund scored, and Tokarski made 44 saves for the Sabres (7-23-6), who ended a shootout-era record of 18 games without a win Wednesday.

Asplund, in his return after missing four games with an upper-body injury, jammed in a rebound in a scramble in front to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead at 2:06 of the first period.

Blackwell tied it 1-1 at 6:40 of the second period on a shot from the left circle.

Chytil made it 2-1 when he lifted a loose puck over a sprawled Tokarski at 6:17 of the third period. 

Ryan Strome extended his point streak to 11 games (two goals, 14 assists) for the Rangers. He also has a 10-game assist streak.

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