NY Islanders 4, Buffalo 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 19-20-3-2 11-9-3-2 8-11-0-0 L1
NY Islanders 16-20-4-2 10-10-3-0 6-10-1-2 W1

Recap

Michael Grabner scored two goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves to record his 300th career win as the New York Islanders posted a 4-2 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Grabner snapped a tie with 3:03 remaining in the third period after cleaning up a rebound through heavy traffic. He added his 13th of the season to hand the Sabres their eighth straight road loss of the season.

Thomas Vanek hit the goal post on a penalty shot with 1:24 left in the third period.

Patrick Kaleta and Derek Roy scored 2:10 apart in the second period, each erasing one-goal Islander leads. Roy tied the game at 2-2 at 16:58 of the middle session with his ninth of the season.

Just 42 seconds earlier, Kyle Okposo gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead with his 11th of the season when he finished off a 2-on-1 rush with Matt Moulson.

Kaleta put Buffalo on the board at 14:48 of the second period when he tipped in his third of the season off defenseman Mike Weber's point shot.

Moulson opened the scoring at 13:10 of the first period with his team leading 21st of the season. All-Star John Tavares extended his point streak to nine games with an assist on the play.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   NY Islanders
Patrick Kaleta 1 Points Michael Grabner 2
Patrick Kaleta 1 Goals Michael Grabner 2
Nathan Gerbe 1 Assists PA Parenteau 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jhonas Enroth .923 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .920
Jhonas Enroth 36 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 25 2 0-1 2-2 9 19
NY Islanders 40 4 0-2 1-1 7 28

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against Nashville . The Islanders have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The Sabres have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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