Skip to main content
The Official Site of the New York Islanders

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders
Team Record: 15-20-6

Last Game: 3-2 L vs. PHI
Season Series: 1-0-0 of 4
Team Record: 18-19-5
Last Game: __ vs. TOR
Season Series: 0-1-0 of 4
Andrew MacDonald
Tied for seconout.
Jason Pominville
Eriso
Eff the
Altange. (Continue Reading)

In the first of four matchups between the two clubs this season, the Islanders defeated the Sabres 2-1 at First Niagara Center. Matt Moulson scored a power play goal at 6:47 of the first period and Jochen Hecht evened the score 1:54 into the third, but Brian Rolston scored the game-winner at 9:23. Later in the third period, the Islanders killed an incredible 5-on-3 that lasted 1:34 to keep the one-goal lead. For the win, Al Montoya stopped 30-of-31 shots.
Player
Date of
Injury
Games
Missed
Prognosis
DiPietro 12/03 Groin strain 17 out indef. (IR)
Katic 9/24 Shoulder 41 out indef. (IR)
Montoya 12/20 Concussion 10 No timetable
Mottau 12/30 Concussion 5 No timetbl. (IR)
Reasoner 1/7 Broken hand 3 No timetbl. (IR)
Islanders
Power Play %: 19.6%
Penalty Kill %: 83.1%
Home Record: 9-10-3
Road Record: 6-10-3
Goals For: 98
Goals Against: 129
Sabres
Power Play %: 18.7%
Penalty Kill %: 82.5%
Home Record: 10-9-5
Road Record: 8-10-0
Goals For: 107
Goals Against: 123
(Answer from 01/12: 9. The Islanders and Flyers played each other nine times in the 1992-93 season and the Isles beat up on their divisional rival, going 7-2 with a perfect 5-0 record on Coliseum ice.)
Check out the Islanders depth chart following Head Coach Jack Capuano's morning availability.

Sabres (Expected) Lineups
Forwards: Vanek-Hecht-Pominville, Boyes-Leino-Stafford, Adam-Ellis-McCormick, Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta

Defensemen:
McNabb-Myers, Leopold-Regehr, Gragnani-Weber

Goaltenders:
Miller, Enroth

Expected scratches:
Sekera, Roy, Ennis, Ehrhoff

Islanders assistant captain John Tavares: "Tha night."

Cory Wright contributed to this report
View More