Lundqvist makes 27 saves to lift Rangers

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. - Henrik Derrick Morgan Jersey Lundqvist returned to form on Thursday night.Lundqvist made 27 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, one day after signing a seven-year, $59.5 million contract extension."It was weird because it was such a big day yesterday, an emotional day for me," Lundqvist said."And obviously it's a proud moment for me to realize they're willing to commit to me and I want to commit to Quinton Spain Jersey them. But at the same time, I just couldn't be super happy because you want more wins."The contract will make him the NHL's highest-paid goalie.Lundqvist was hardly troubled through 40 minutes, but was outstanding in the third period. He made 13 saves in the game's final 20 minutes, including consecutive breakaway stops on Cody Hodgson and Steve Ott."He made some really big saves," said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, whose team improved to 15-14. "He's an elite goaltender that Brett Kern Jersey comes up big at the right time and certainly helped us win tonight."New York also got production from its star forwards, with Rick Nash and DaQuan Jones Jersey Brad Richards scoring goals."There were some pre sure moments in the game and our big guys came up big," Vigneault said.Mats Zuccarello also scored and added an a sist as the Rangers bounced back from a 5-2 lo s to Winnipeg on Monday.