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After losing their last three, the Sabres and new coach Rolston look to turn things around tonight against the Islanders

VS. 7:00PM

Last Game:
NYI: Feb 21 @ Canadiens-Islanders Won 4-3(OT)

Buffalo: Feb 21 @ Maple Leafs-Sabres Lost 3-1

Record:
NYI: 7-9-1
Buffalo: 6-11-1

Points:
NYI: 15
Buffalo: 13

Rank In Conference:
NYI: 12th
Buffalo: 14th

Power Play Ranking:
NYI: 25.4(4th)
Buffalo: 12.3(29th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
NYI: 83.3(T-9th)
Buffalo: 79.4(20th)

Goals For:
NYI: 49(T-7th)
Buffalo: 47(T-10th)

Goals Against:
NYI: 60(29th)
Buffalo: 59(28th)

Shots For:
NYI: 508(7th)
Buffalo: 541(T-3rd)

Shots Against:
NYI: 507(23rd)
Buffalo: 605(30th)

Blocked Shots:
NYI: 245(13th)
Buffalo: 265(5th)

Hits:
NYI: 334(19th)
Buffalo: 409(9th)

Face-Off Percentage:
NYI: 50.0(17th)
Buffalo: 45.3(30th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

NYI: Tavares(11), Moulson(9), Grabner(6), Boyes and Aucoin(4)
Buffalo: Vanek(12), Hodgson and Pominville(7), Ennis(6), Ott and Sulzer(3)

Assists:
NYI: Tavares(11), Moulson(10), Boyes(9), Nielsen(8), Streit, Hamonic, Visnovsky(5)
Buffalo: Vanek(13), Pominville, Ennis, Hodgson, Ehrhoff(8), Foligno and Stafford(7), Hecht(5)

Points:
NYI: Tavares(22), Moulson(19), Boyes(13), Nielsen(10), Grabner(9)
Buffalo: Vanek(25), Pominville and Hodgson(15), Ennis(14), Ehrhoff(10)

Plus/Minus:
NYI: Strait(+3), Visnovsky(+0)
Buffalo: Ott(+4), Vanek, Ehrhoff, Sulzer(+3), Brennan(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
NYI: Martin(32), Carkner(20), McDonald(19), Okposo(16)
Buffalo: Ott(38), Kaleta(27), Scott(26), Weber(23), Foligno(19)

Shots:
NYI: Tavares(67), Moulson(65), Grabner(41), Boyes(35), Okposo(32)
Buffalo: Vanek(63), Ennis(54), Hodgson(51), Pominville(49), Stafford(48)

Blocked Shots:
NYI: MacDonald(45), Hamonic(27), Streit(25), Nielsen(20)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(32), Leopold(31), Sekera(25), Weber(23)

Hits:
NYI: Martin(66), McDonald(46), Strait(25), Hamonic(24)
Buffalo: Ott(79), Foligno(41), Weber(40), Kaleta(35)

Face-Off Wins:
NYI: Tavares(181), Neilsen(93), Aucoin(80), Reasoner(66)
Buffalo: Hodgson(148), Ennis and Ott(83), Hecht(67)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
NYI: Evgeni Nabokov 7-6-1 3.11 GAA .895 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 6-9-1 2.87 GAA .915 SV% 0 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: Feb 9 @ NYI-Sabres Won 3-2

Season Series: Sabres Lead 1-0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 84-68-22
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 48-29-11

This Day In Sabres History:

February 23, 1983
The Sabres beat the Flyers 4-2 at the Aud to stop Philly goaltender Bob Froese’s unbeaten streak at 13 games, one short of an NHL record for rookies.

Injury Report:
NYI: Joensuu Sports Hernia Surgery(IR/Out), Carkner Lower Body(IR/Out)
Buffalo: Leino Strained Hip(IR/Out), Sekera Charley Horse(Questionable), Leopold Upper Bod(Doubtful)

Next 5 Games:
Feb 26 at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 27 at Florida Panthers 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 2 vs. New Jersey Devils 3:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 3 @ New York Rangers 7:30PM(MSG HD)
Mar 5 @ Carolina Hurricanes 7:00PM(MSG HD)

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