The mindset has changed. Instead of losing games and trying to find the positives, the Rangers now win games even though they may not believe they played all that well. Building a 4-1 lead through two periods is not exactly the epitome of not playing all that well -- they looked pretty darn good in the process. And unlike some notorious blown leads in recent Ranger history, there wasn't the sense of dread that this one would inevitably evaporate along with the others, even though the Sabres closed to within one with an early goal and a late goal in the third period. Still, the Rangers were giving themselves credit for taking two points from a playoff rival on a night they thought was not their best.
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