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Okposo has goal, assist in Islanders' 4-1 win over Sabres

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo scored first-period goals, and the New York Islanders went on to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

The Islanders (26-34-9) earned their 10th home win (10-17-8), and did it in a rare matchup against an opponent they are ahead of in the standings.

Backup goalie Anders Nilsson (3-4-2) earned the win in his 15th NHL game. He lost his shutout bid 56 seconds into the third when Tyler Ennis scored a power-play goal.

But the Islanders' two-goal lead was restored 39 seconds later when Ryan Strome scored his fourth goal. Cal Clutterbuck added an empty-netter with 2:13 remaining.

Nilsson made 33 saves while subbing for No. 1 netminder Evgeni Nabokov, who lost 4-3 to San Jose on Friday.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 shots for Buffalo.

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