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Buffalo Sabres (16-11-6)

Tue. 12/10 Thu. 12/12 Sat. 12/14 Tue. 12/17 Thu. 12/19
vs. StL 
W 5-2
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vs. Nsh 
W 4-3
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@ NYI 
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST12:00 PM CST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00 BRT
@ Tor 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT
@ Phi 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT

Sabres, Islanders ride momentum into New York matchup

By any measure, the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres are two of the most pleasant surprises in the NHL this season. But only the Islanders will be accompanied by completely good feelings Saturday afternoon, when they host the Sabres in Uniondale, N.Y.

Both teams were off Friday after extending winning streaks on Thursday night. The Islanders ended their three-game southern road trip with a second straight win, a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. The host Sabres won their third straight game by beating the Nashville Predators, 4-3.

The three-game winning streak is the longest for the Sabres since they had a pair of three-game runs during an 8-1-1 start, after which they went 5-10-5 over the next 20 games. The current run has been enough to vault Buffalo, whose eight-season postseason drought is the longest in the NHL, into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Division.

Points: J. Eichel46
Plus/Minus: J. Eichel15
Shots on Goal: J. Skinner118
PIM: R. Ristolainen26
Win: L. Ullmark10
Shutouts: C. Hutton2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 104 (6)
Shots: 1017 (17)
PP%: 17.3% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 260 (18)
Assists: 169 (13)
SH Goals: 1 (24)
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 20 7 6 46
Buffalo 16 11 6 38
Montreal 15 11 6 36
Tampa Bay 16 11 3 35
Florida 15 11 5 35
Toronto 15 14 4 34
Ottawa 13 17 2 28
Detroit 8 22 3 19
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 99 (12)
Shots Against: 1072 (7)
PK%: 74.5% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 264 (20)
Shutouts: 3 (4)
Sv%: 0.908 (16)
Date Player Status
11/17 T. Thompson Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
11/8 V. Sobotka Knee - left game (IR)
9/13 M. Hunwick Neck (IR)
Date Player Transactions
12/4 J. Dea Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
12/3 C. Lazar Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
11/25 J. Dea Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
11/24 M. Spencer Traded for Devante Stephens
11/23 J. Gilmour Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
11/22 J. Gilmour Waived
11/20 B. Vail Signed as Free Agent Minors contract - Rochester-AHL
11/17 T. Thompson Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
11/15 R. Asplund Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
11/13 C. Lazar Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
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