Buffalo snapped its run of three straight shootout losses, but still couldn't find a way to win. The Sabres haven't come out on top since a 6-5 shootout victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 22 (0-5-5).
The Rangers shook off Monday's poor 4-1 loss at Pittsburgh and earned their second consecutive win at home. Still, New York is on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race having won twice in eight games (2-5-1).
Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for his 20th win of the season, doing it against the Sabres, who knocked the Rangers out in the second round of last year's playoffs.