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BUFFALO 3, ISLANDERS 1

Monday, 01.1.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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BUFFALO 3, ISLANDERS 1
The Sabres hang on to claim victory

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

Three different Buffalo Sabres scored and Ryan Miller made 29 saves to defeat the Islanders 3-1 on New Year's Day at the HSBC Arena.

Paul Gaustad chipped home a rebound at 8:06 of the first period on the power play to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead after one period.

Arron Asham almost got the equalizer with a rising slapshot later in the first, but Miller was saved by the crossbar.

Five minutes into the second period, Rick DiPietro made a splendid stop on Thomas Vanek right at the doorstep to keep it a one-goal game.

But later in the period, with 8:33 remaining in the second, Maxim Afinogenov roofed a wrist shot on a two-on-one to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead.

The Islanders got on the board, 8:19 into the third period. Asham slipped a pass to Jason Blake who deked to the backhand to beat Miller and stop his shutout bid.

With time winding down, the Islanders pressured, but Miller would not give an inch. Jochen Hecht added an empty-netter with 15.5 seconds remaining.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Ryan Miller: Stopped 29 of 30 shots for the victory
2. Maxim Afinogenov: Used his speed and hands to capitalize on the rush and tallied an assist
3. Jason Blake: Tallied the only Islanders goal
4. Paul Gaustad: Banged home the first goal of the game
5. Arron Asham: Hit a post and set-up Blake for the goal


Stat of the Game: Jochen Hecht had ten shots on goal before scoring an empty-netter on his eleventh.

Slapshots: Freddy Meyer (back) and Radek Martinek (foot) were tonight's scratches...Ted Nolan returned to Buffalo after coaching his final game with the Sabres on May 11, 1997.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 6 Sean Hill
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
14 Chris Campoli 38 Allan Rourke

Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
45 Arron Asham - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
25 Viktor Kozlov - 27 Randy Robitaille - 81 Miroslav Satan
12 Chris Simon - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park


BUFFALO
Goaltenders
30 Ryan Miller
43 Martin Biron

Defensemen
45 Dmitri Kalinin - 27 Teppo Numminen
6 Jaroslav Spacek - 51 Brian Campbell
10 Henrik Tallinder - 5 Toni Lydman

Forwards
55 Jochen Hecht - 48 Daniel Briere - 29 Jason Pominville
26 Thomas Vanek - 9 Derek Roy - 61 Maxim Afinogenov
28 Paul Gaustad - 23 Chris Drury - 12 Ales Kotalik
76 Andrew Peters - 22 Adam Mair - 13 Jiri Novotny

 

 

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 51 21 24 -3 45
K. Okposo 52 15 29 -10 44
F. Nielsen 54 15 20 -2 35
B. Nelson 54 20 11 -2 31
M. Grabovski 54 9 16 2 25
N. Leddy 54 4 21 -11 25
A. Lee 54 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 53 9 15 3 24
R. Strome 43 6 15 -5 21
C. Cizikas 54 5 13 4 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 12 4 .914 2.42
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .930 2.21
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