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Islanders At Sabres: New York Visits Buffalo Searching For Back-To-Back Victories

The New York Islanders begin a three-game road trip Tuesday night at the Buffalo Sabres. Here's a brief preview of the match up.

Only once this season have the New York Islanders strung together back-to-back victories, but Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo the Isles get a chance to do just that, as they face the Buffalo Sabres in an Eastern Conference match up (7 p.m. ET on MSG+). The contest will be the first of three on the road this week for the Islanders (6-11-4, 16 points), who also play at the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday and at the Dallas Stars, Saturday.

Last Saturday, New York defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, to halt a four-game losing streak. During the skid, the Islanders were shut out three times and lost in overtime, 4-3, to the Philadelphia Flyers, Nov. 23. Entering Tuesday's game, New York is a dreadful 1-5-2 on the oad this season and sits in last place in the Atlantic Division.

Meanwhile, the Sabres (13-9-1, 27 points) are coming off a 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals last Saturday. The victory snapped a three-game skid for Buffalo, which enters the game in third place in the Northeast Division.

This season, both the Islanders and Sabres have yet to meet.


Next Game

New York Islanders
@ Buffalo Sabres

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011, 7 PM EST
First Niagara Center

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