Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Alexander Sulzer scored the go-ahead goal in
the third period and Ryan Miller delivered a stellar performance in net,
enabling the Buffalo Sabres to come through with a 3-2 win over the slumping
New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
Miller recorded 41 saves, including a game-saving stop of John Tavares on a
penalty shot with 3:53 left to play, as Buffalo earned its second straight
victory despite being outshot by a 43-15 margin on the night.
Thomas Vanek contributed to the triumph with his league-leading 11th goal of
the season along with an assist. Christian Ehrhoff also tallied a goal for the
Sabres and Cody Hodgson added a pair of assists.
Tavares did register a goal in the first period, but Evgeni Nabokov managed
just 12 saves as the Islanders suffered their fourth consecutive defeat. Colin
McDonald netted New York's other goal, with Brian Strait notching two assists
in the setback.
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