The freshly re-signed Henrik Lundqvist had a inhuman third period to help the New York Rangers hold off the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Thursday night.

Lundqvist, making his first start since signing his new seven-year $59.5 million contract, made several outstanding saves in the third period to keep the Rangers ahead.  Lundqvist also had to deny two breakaway attempts.  The only blemish on the night was a Tyler Ennis goal late in the frame.

Rick Nash, Brad Richards, and Mats Zuccarello each had tallies for the Blueshirts who are struggling to find consistency on the offensive end this season.

Ryan Miller had 28 saves in the losing effort and the Sabres' struggled continue as they fall to 6-21-2 on the year.

The Rangers once again tick one game over .500 at 15-14-0.  New York now begins a nine-game homestand that kicks off on Saturday night against rival New Jersey.