NEW YORK -- Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New Yorks third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Vapormax 2019 Soldes . New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the opening round of the post-season. The Rangers struggled throughout against the lowly Sabres and goalie Matt Hackett, who played in just his seventh NHL game of the season. Drew Stafford gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead in the second, and Benoit Pouliot tied in in the final minute of the frame. Nash fired a one-timer off a cross-zone feed from Martin St. Louis, and sent the puck past Hacketts glove to break the 1-1 tie for his 26th goal. The Rangers then killed a late penalty against Brian Boyle, the third Sabres power play of the third period. Drew Stafford gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead in the second, and Benoit Pouliot tied in in the final minute of the frame. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots in the win, New Yorks last home game of the season. The Rangers final game is at Montreal on Saturday. Hackett made 28 saves for the Sabres, 2-15-1 in their last 18 games. The Rangers dominated the Sabres 18-1 in shots in the second period, yet had only a 1-1 tie to show for it. Buffalo recorded the first five shots of the game, and New York didnt record its first until Pouliots partial breakaway 7:30 in. However, the Rangers had a 27-13 edge through 40 minutes. The Sabres made the most of their only second-period shot and grabbed a 1-0 lead on it with 10:54 left in the period. Buffalo defenceman Mike Weber drifted backward with the puck from the right circle toward the blue line, and flipped a shot toward the Rangers net. Stafford, stationed in front of Lundqvist, got enough of his stick on it to deflect it into the net for his 16th goal of the season. New York did nothing with its two power plays in the first period or its next two in the second after a two-goal performance with the man advantage Tuesday against Carolina. It took until there were only 30.4 seconds left in the middle frame to get even with the Sabres. Hackett had been tough up until then, including shaking off a hard one-timer off the stick of Brad Richards that struck him flush in the forehead portion of his mask with 2:11 remaining in the period. After being briefly attended to on the ice by medical personnel, Hackett got up off his knees and stayed in the game. Pouliot took a pass across the Sabres zone in the left circle and fired a drive past Hackett to tie it. It was Pouliots 15th goal of the season and third in five games. NOTES: Lundqvist had a run of 26 minutes, 32 seconds between saves -- spanning from the first period until the third. ... Stafford and Sabres D Henrik Tallinder both returned to the lineup after missing four games each due to injury. Stafford has six goals and nine points in his past 13 games. ... The Rangers didnt record their first shot in the third period until Carl Hagelins attempt with 6:20 left. ... New York didnt take a penalty until the third period. In Tuesdays win, the Rangers were unpenalized in a full game for the first time since Jan. 10, 2012, against Phoenix. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Gris .J. -- Pete Carroll said it was the suspension of linebacker Bruce Irvin last spring that finally got the attention of the rest of the Seattle Seahawks that they needed to be taking their commitment to the team more seriously. Vapormax Laceless Pas Cher . Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The game can also be heard on TSN Radio Montreal 690. The Calgary Flames will see if they can take their recent hot streak on the road when they shoot for a sixth consecutive win Monday night in Montreal.UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. The hockey team said Tuesday a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin agreed to buy a "substantial" minority interest. Terms werent immediately disclosed. Under the agreement, current owner Charles Wang will continue as majority stockholder for two years, the team said in a statement. At that point, ownership will transfer to the Ledecky-Malkin group. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to become partners in the New York Islanders with Charles, and to pursue our shared dream of winning a fifth Stanley Cup for the greatest fans in the NHL," Ledecky said in a statement. The sale must be approved by the NHLs board of governors. The full agreement, including the planned ownership transfer in two years, will be presented to the board but that likely wont happen for the next board meeting in September. The board will meet again in December. The NHL had no comment Tuesday regarding the sale. Wang, a billionaire founder of the software computer company Computer Associates, now known as CA, had tried for nearly a decade to build a new arena for the Long Island hockey team. When several efforts failed, including a referendum in 2011 defeated by voters that would have financed a $400 million coliseum, Wang announced in October 2012 plans to move the team to the recently opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn once the teams lease with the aging Nassau Coliseum expires after the upcoming season. The team will go to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. "Im thrilled that Jon and Scott have agreed to join me as we start the Islanders finall year at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum," Wang said. Vapormax Grossiste. . "I look forward to a long and successful partnership." Last week a hedge-fund manager who was interested in buying the Islanders sued Wang, contending breach of contract. Andrew Barroways NY ICE said Wang demanded $548 million months after agreeing to sell the team for $420 million. The lawsuit alleges Wang had "sellers remorse" and demanded more money from Philadelphia-based Barroway after the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers sold for $2 billion. Wang wanted to keep the team in New York despite failing to get the Lighthouse Project built on Long Island. That grandiose plan would have included a new arena for the Islanders, but it never gained approval for construction. Both Wang and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman have stated that the Islanders wouldnt play in Nassau Coliseum one day longer than they had to. Wang said he had serious options to move the team beyond New York but stuck to his desire to stay in the metropolitan area. After seven months of negotiations, the Brooklyn deal was reached. Once the Islanders settle in there, they will begin a 25-year lease at the Barclays Center. Officials in nearby Nassau County struggled for years to come up with a plan to either renovate or build an arena to replace the Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972. Wang had long threatened to move the team from its Uniondale home after the clubs lease expired. He complained that the dilapidated building was unsuited for a professional sports franchise. The Islanders were once the toast of the NHL when they won the Stanley Cup four straight years from 1980 to 1983 and reached the finals for five straight seasons. But they have qualified for the playoffs only once (2013) since 2007. ' ' '