BUFFALO 3, ISLANDERS 1

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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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