Islanders Vs. Sabres Final Score: Buffalo Hangs On For 2-1 Win

The Buffalo Sabres scored quick goals to start the first and second periods, putting them up 2-0 before the New York Islanders had a chance to respond in Buffalo's 2-1 win at the First Niagara Center. Frans Nielsen scored with just over five minutes left in the game for the Isles' only goal of the night.

Ryan Miller was a stalwart in net for the Sabres, turning back 30 shots on goal. The Islanders had a chance to tie the game with 4:04 left in the third period, but Miller stuffed Matt Moulson on the goal line. Buffalo out-shot New York 37-31 on the night. Backup goaltender Kevin Poulin played well in net, considering the pressure he faced. The Islanders' offense, once again, simply couldn't perform.

The Islanders had went 106 minutes without a goal before Nielsen found nylon, coming off a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the Nashville Predators on Monday night. They will faceoff against the New York Rangers at home on Thursday.



For more Islanders coverage, be sure to check out SB Nation New York and Lighthouse Hockey.

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