Buffalo 2, NY Islanders 1

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 25-27-5-3 13-14-4-1 12-13-1-2 L2
Buffalo 26-27-3-4 15-11-3-4 11-16-0-0 W2


SABRES 2, ISLANDERS 1: Thomas Vanek and defenseman Tyler Myers scored and Ryan Miller shut the door late to lift host Buffalo.

Derek Roy and Jason Pominville each had two assists to continue their recent offensive surges. Roy has seven points in the last six games and Pominville has six goals and six assists over his last nine contests.

Miller made 30 saves to earn his 18th win of the season, holding off a late push from the Islanders with several key saves.

Myers snuck in from the point and buried a rebound for his sixth goal of the season 1:21 into the first period to make it 1-0. Roy set up Vanek for his 22nd goal of the season 3:41 into the second period to make it 2-0 for Buffalo.

Frans Nielsen blasted a shot from the circle past Miller to cut the Buffalo lead to 2-1 with just over five minutes remaining in the third period.

The Islanders have lost back-to-back games, while the Sabres are winners of two straight after dropping their previous four contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov missed a third straight game with the flu. …The Sabres snapped a three-game home losing streak to the Islanders. …The Sabres are 17-4-4 when Roy records a point this season. …Myers is riding a four-game point streak.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Buffalo
Frans Nielsen 1 Points Jason Pominville 2
Frans Nielsen 1 Goals Tyler Myers 1
P.A. Parenteau 1 Assists Jason Pominville 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kevin Poulin .946 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .968
Kevin Poulin 35 Saves Ryan Miller 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 31 1 0-1 1-1 9 31
Buffalo 37 2 0-1 1-1 9 24

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Boston. The Sabres have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .457 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Islanders have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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