Post-Game Talk: #31| Buffalo Sabres @ New York Islanders | December 14th | 1:00 PM | F/OTW 3-2

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    NEW YORK ISLANDERS (21-7-2) VS BUFFALO SABRES (16-11-6)
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    The Islanders wrapped-up a three-game road trip with a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday evening. The Isles never trailed as Devon Toews and Mathew Barzal scored power-play goals in the second period and Anders Lee iced the game with an empty-net goal. Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.

    The Sabres open up a three-game road trip on Long Island on Saturday. Buffalo enters the matchup on a three-game winning streak, most recently coming off of a 4-3 win over Nashville on Thursday. The Sabres rallied from a 2-1 deficit as Jack Eichel scored twice, and Jimmy Vesey and Victor Olofsson also scored. Linus Ullmark turned aside 36 shots.


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    ISLES VS. SABRES:

    Islanders lead season series 1-0-0

    The Islanders and Sabres last met on Nov. 2 at KeyBank Arena where the Isles shutout the Sabres 1-0. The Islanders were in the midst of their 17-game point streak and the win was the Isles ninth-straight at the time. Derick Brassard scored the sole goal of the game in the first period. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves.

    The Isles have won four straight home games from Buffalo and are 6-2-0 in their last eight games overall vs. the Sabres.



    ISLES NOTES:

    - Toews scored his third goal of the season and first on the power play. The sophomore blueliner has 13 points (3G, 10A) through 30 games this season.

    - Barzal scored his 13th goal of the season and third on the power play. Barzal leads the Isles in goals, assists (14) and points (27) through 30 games. The 22-year-old center has points in six of his last seven games with seven points (4G, 3A) in that span.

    - Lee recorded his first-ever Gordie Howe Hat Trick in the NHL on Thursday. Lee assisted on Toews' goal, fought Brian Boyle and potted the insurance goal on Florida's empty net with three seconds left in the game. Through 30 games this season, the Isles captain has 18 points (9G, 9A).

    - Jordan Eberle had two helpers on Thursday, marking Eberle's third multipoint game of the season. The winger has 11 points (2G, 9A) through 20 games this season.

    - Greiss backstopped the Isles to their 21st win of the season and improved his record to 11-4-0. Greiss a has a 2.16 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.

    - Greiss has split the pipes with Semyon Varlamov this season. The Islanders are first team since the Sharks in 2006-07 to alternate starting goalies for each of the first 30 games of the season. Varlamov has a record of 10-3-2, a 2.26 GAA and a .926 SV%.

    - The Isles power play went 2-for-4 against the Panthers. In the NHL, the Isles power play unit is ranked 11th overall at 20.8%. The Isles are 10-1-0 when they score at least one power-play goal and are 11-6-2 when they don't light the lamp with the extra skater.

    - Nick Leddy missed his second-straight game as he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. In his place, rookie defenseman Noah Dobson suited up for his ninth game this season. The 19-year-old logged 11:24 time on ice, including 1:44 time on the power play and had one hit.

    - The Islanders 2.33 goals against average is the second lowest in the NHL behind the Dallas Stars at 2.31.



    SABRES NOTES:

    - Eichel scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season and recorded his second-straight two-goal game. The Sabres' captain is atop the team leaderboard in goals, assists (24) and points (46) through 33 games. Eichel is riding an impressive 15-game point streak that dates back to Nov. 16 with 27 points (14G, 13A) during that span. Eichel's 46 points are tied for fourth-best in the NHL with Boston's David Pastrnak. Eichel is second in the NHL in goals behind Pastrnak and eighth in the NHL for assists.

    - Olofsson scored the game-winner and 13th goal of the season on Thursday. Through 33 games this season Olofsson leads NHL rookies with his 29 points. The winger has points in five of his last six games with nine points (3G, 6A) in that span.

    - Vesey opened up scoring for the Sabres as he potted his fourth goal of the season. Through 30 games with his new club, the 26-year-old winger has 10 points (4G, 6A). Vesey is riding a three-game point streak with three points (1G, 2A) during that span.

    - Sam Reinhart posted two assists in the win over Nashville. Reinhart has four points (1G, 3A) in his last two games and points in four of his last five games with seven points (3G, 4A) during that span. Through 33 games this season, Reinhart has 27 points (12G, 15A).

    - Ullmark recorded his 10th win of the season to improve his record to 10-6-2. Ullmark has a 2.84 GAA and a .916 SV%.

    - Casey Mittelstadt was healthy scratched against Nashville. Mittelstadt has nine points (4G, 5A) through 31 games this season. The center has only found the back of the net once throughout the past 22 games.

    - Rasmus Dahlin returned to the lineup on Thursday for the first time since Nov. 25. The sophomore blueliner missed eight games with a concussion he received against Tampa. Dahlin recorded an assist in his return, logged 15:20 time on ice including 1:28 time on the power play, and had one block and one hit. Through 25 games this season, Dahlin has 17 points (1G, 16A).

    - The Sabres are 5-1-3 in their last nine games.

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    Linus Ullmark


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    Goalies
    PlayerGPGSWLTOTSAGAGAASSv%SOMIN
    [​IMG] Linus Ullmark181810602607512.84556.91611,079
    [​IMG] Carter Hutton15156504463463.05417.9012906
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    Semyon Varlamov



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    Goalies
    PlayerGPGSWLTOTSAGAGAASSv%SOMIN
    [​IMG] Thomas Greiss161511400473322.16441.9320890
    [​IMG] Semyon Varlamov171510302476352.26441.9261929
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    Player Stats:


    Sabres
    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGPPPSHGSHPGWGOTGSS%FO%
    Jack Eichel33222446151651300411161947.75
    Victor Olofsson3313162964711002081160
    Sam Reinhart331215270141600006219.437.04
    Jeff Skinner3311718-2140300101189.342
    Rasmus Dahlin25116173200700003330
    Rasmus Ristolainen33213151026120000682.90
    Marcus Johansson2658130121200112619.238.87
    Johan Larsson3048128160000003212.545.32
    Jimmy Vesey304610109001110488.30
    Henri Jokiharju333710522110000417.30
    Brandon Montour192810612010000424.80
    Zemgus Girgensons33549280000103912.848.65
    Conor Sheary27549441200104411.40
    Casey Mittelstadt31459-521200103411.846.49
    Kyle Okposo23347120000010319.751.85
    Jake McCabe31257-116000010395.10
    Marco Scandella25257126000000326.30
    Colin Miller26156-68030011402.50
    Vladimir Sobotka1612324000000234.355.71
    Rasmus Asplund1512324000100234.344.19
    Zach Bogosian1003324000000900
    Evan Rodrigues17022-4000000029052.29
    Tage Thompson100000000000000
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    Islanders
    PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGPPPSHGSHPGWGOTGSS%FO%
    Mathew Barzal3013142714143600206420.341.91
    Brock Nelson30111223-1142400439611.551.74
    Josh Bailey3081422141611203324.250.98
    Anders Lee3099186161400207012.942.86
    Anthony Beauvillier309918662411105715.875
    Derick Brassard3071017281400105113.752.1
    Ryan Pulock304111506140021656.20
    Devon Toews303101378130011545.60
    Nick Leddy23291156120000277.40
    Jordan Eberle202911-24150000414.90
    Scott Mayfield30459517000110498.20
    Casey Cizikas254488160013103810.556.15
    Cal Clutterbuck30347920001200339.144.44
    Adam Pelech30167418000100402.50
    Johnny Boychuk29167310110000452.20
    Leo Komarov150442200010012028.57
    Matt Martin18213200000101315.433.33
    Michael Dal Colle25123-110000000166.375
    Ross Johnston16202235000000922.2100
    Noah Dobson902232000000700
    Tom Kuhnhackl6000-10000000800
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    Standings:


    EasternGPWLOTPTSRWROWGFGADIFFHOMEAWAYS/OL10STRK
    1 Washington33235551162012095+259-3-414-2-13-27-2-1W1
    2 Boston33207646182011184+2712-1-58-6-10-45-4-1L4
    3 NY Islanders3021724414198970+1912-2-19-5-12-05-4-1W2
    4 Carolina321911240131710386+1710-5-09-6-22-06-3-1OT1
    5 Pittsburgh321810440131710585+2013-4-25-6-21-07-3-0W1
    6 Philadelphia3117953912149788+910-2-47-7-13-57-2-1L1
    7 Buffalo3316116381215105100+510-3-36-8-31-15-2-3W3
    8 Montréal3215116361113104105-18-7-37-4-32-14-5-1W3
    9 Tampa Bay301611335131510895+138-6-18-5-21-05-4-1W2
    10 NY Rangers311612335141610097+38-6-28-6-10-16-3-1W1
    11 Florida3115115351012107104+39-6-26-5-33-34-6-0L2
    12 Toronto3315144341114106108-27-4-48-10-01-26-4-0L1
    13 Columbus3112145298127694-188-8-14-6-40-13-6-1OT1
    14 Ottawa321317228111386100-148-5-05-12-20-13-6-1OT1
    15 New Jersey319175237875114-394-7-55-10-01-42-7-1L3
    16 Detroit338223197872131-595-11-13-11-20-11-9-0W1























     
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    Last Games Lineups









    Islanders
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    ROSS JOHNSTON

    Goals: 2
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    MATHEW BARZAL

    Goals: 13
    Assists: 14
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    JOSH BAILEY

    Goals: 8
    Assists: 14
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    ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER

    Goals: 9
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    BROCK NELSON

    Goals: 11
    Assists: 12
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    MICHAEL DAL COLLE

    Goals: 1
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    ANDERS LEE

    Goals: 9
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    DERICK BRASSARD

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    JORDAN EBERLE

    Goals: 2
    Assists: 9
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    MATT MARTIN

    Goals: 2
    Assists: 1
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    CASEY CIZIKAS

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 4
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    CAL CLUTTERBUCK

    Goals: 3
    Assists: 4
    DEFENSIVE PAIRINGSDefense
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    ADAM PELECH

    Goals: 1
    Assists: 6
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    RYAN PULOCK

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 11
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    DEVON TOEWS

    Goals: 3
    Assists: 10
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    SCOTT MAYFIELD

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 5
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    NOAH DOBSON

    Goals: 0
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    JOHNNY BOYCHUK

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    Current Team Injuries.


    PlayerPOSInjuryStatus (Updated)Notes
    Nick LeddyDLegQues Sat (12/12/2019)Leddy has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with a left leg injury, and it is unclear if he will be available versus the Sabres on Saturday.
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    Sabres
    LWCRW
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    VICTOR OLOFSSON

    Goals: 13
    Assists: 16
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    JACK EICHEL

    Goals: 22
    Assists: 24
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    SAM REINHART

    Goals: 12
    Assists: 15
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    JIMMY VESEY

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 6
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    MARCUS JOHANSSON

    Goals: 5
    Assists: 8
    [​IMG]
    RASMUS ASPLUND

    Goals: 1
    Assists: 2
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    JEFF SKINNER

    Goals: 11
    Assists: 7
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    CASEY MITTELSTADT

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 5
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    CONOR SHEARY

    Goals: 5
    Assists: 4
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    ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS

    Goals: 5
    Assists: 4
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    JOHAN LARSSON

    Goals: 4
    Assists: 8
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    KYLE OKPOSO

    Goals: 3
    Assists: 4
    DEFENSIVE PAIRINGSDefense
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    BRANDON MONTOUR

    Goals: 2
    Assists: 8
    [​IMG]
    RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

    Goals: 2
    Assists: 13
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    RASMUS DAHLIN

    Goals: 1
    Assists: 16
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    ZACH BOGOSIAN

    Goals: 0
    Assists: 3
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    JAKE MCCABE

    Goals: 2
    Assists: 5
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    COLIN MILLER

    Goals: 1
    Assists: 5
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    Current Team Injuries.


    PlayerPOSInjuryStatus (Updated)Notes
    Matt HunwickDNeckOut for season(10/01/2019)Hunwick is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season while on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury.
    Vladimir SobotkaCKneeOut indefinitely(12/12/2019)Sobotka is on injured reserve due to right knee surgery. A timeline for his recovery has yet to be established.
    Tage ThompsonRWShoulderLate Dec(11/21/2019)Thompson has been designated for the injured reserve list where he is projected to miss three to five weeks due to a shoulder injury.




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    Thank you. Nicely done as always.

    So I take it Pelech is 100% after the taking the hit from Boyle. I predict Leddy will be back today and Dobson will be shipped to the WJs. Just my opinion.

    Must keep the train rolling forward today. LGI!!!
     
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    Winnable game. Trap game? Need the usual 60 minute effort!
     
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    Prime time game for us Europeans. I got case of beer in fridge and day off tomorrow.
    I have no doubt we win this. Just take care of Eichel, rest of the team is nothing special.
     
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    Damn, didn't realize how many points Eichel has. He's crushing it this year!
     
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    Win this in regulation and put a little more room between the Isles and Sabres.

    Let's go Isles
     
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    Heading into the City soon for a pitstop and then to the game but UGH roads are a mess - That said Lets Go Islanders !
     
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    Glad you like it....I can't stand afternoon games.
     
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    Wife wont let you drink before noon?

    I usually watch the games on replay in the morning if I have day off. Or I wake up at 3AM to catch the game before going to work. So Im happy with this. :laugh:
     
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    Damn 2am start. Better set the alarm!
     
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    Ha! It's 1pm-4pm local time..so it cuts the day right in half. Fouls up entire day...
     
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    Would be nice if Sabres can get the winn. Will be hard because the Islanders are so good
    defensively. Hope for a fun game not like the last one with only one goal.
     
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    Eichel has been awesome to watch this year. He's definitely emerging.

    Just win baby.
     
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    I can offer you a point. I know you want two but I am running a business here and taking all the risk.
     
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    Let the "Hockey Wars" begin at the barn... LGI!!

     
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    Usually don’t see Barzal that serious. Especially when talking to butch. He’s looking all business right now. I like it.
     
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    Wow. Didn’t realize what a rough looking guy Ralph Kruger was. Yikes.
     
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    Yep, that had to be expected with Leddy goin' down lately.
     
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    Never want to see anyone hurt and I wish him a healthy recovery but this is good news for the isles that Peel won’t be reffing any games for us this season.
     
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