The New York Islanders can't seem to find some constancy in the win column, and a trip the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night (7 p.m. on MSG-Plus) could be a fix for that. The Islanders (25-26-8, 58 points) are earned three straight victories in Buffalo (25-27-7, 57 points), which is one point behind New York in the Eastern Conference standings and eight point behind the eighth-place Toronto Maple Leafs.
On Monday, the Islander were blanked by the Ottawa Senators 6-0, as backup goaltender Kevin Poulin was yanked after just 95 seconds into the game. Al Montoya replaced Poulin, but wasn't too much better allowing four goals. Luckily, Evgeni Nabokov is close to returning, and could do so Tuesday.
In the last 10 games, the Islanders have alternated wins and loses, as the last time they collected consecutive victories came on Jan. 31-Feb. 3.
Buffalo will be looking to tie the season series at 2 games apiece, after dropping the first two contest but defeating the Islanders, 4-3, on Feb. 4.