Rangers-Ryan Callahan: It's always a big deal when the Rochester, NY native gets to play in Buffalo, and Callahan has had some pretty good memories playing against the Sabres, both in Buffalo and at The Garden. In 21 career games against the Sabres Callahan has scored seven goals, and he made his NHL debut at First Niagara Center back on December 1, 2006. In the most recent meeting between the two clubs at MSG nine days ago Callahan beat Ryan Miller in the second round of the shootout of what turned out to be a 3-2 Rangers win. Last season he scored his 100th career goal, the game-winner in overtime at The Garden, to beat the Sabres 3-2 on February 25th, just three weeks after tallying the game-deciding goal in the shootout up in Buffalo on February 1st. And on December 10th last season Callahan scored a memorable shorthanded goal in the Blueshirts 4-1 win up at the First Niagara Center. As for this season, Callahan continues to be an inspiring leader--playing with an unmatched passion---and ranking second on the team in goals (8) and first in power play goals (5) after his power play marker Sunday afternoon against the Capitals.
Sabres-Brian Flynn: The 24 year-old rookie was recalled from AHL Rochester when Thomas Vanek was sidelined six games ago, but when Vanek reurned to the Sabres lineup Flynn never was returned to the minor leagues. That is because Flynn has fit in right form his first game and has rewarded head coach Ron Rolston with goals in each of his last two games---his first two in the National Hockey League. With increased ice time, Flynn has notched 12 shots in his last three games, and overall is 2-0-2 and +1 with 14 shots in five games after leading Rochster with 16 goals at the time of his recall.