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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

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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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