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Gamenight: Sabres trail Islanders 3-1

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 2021-12-31

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The Buffalo Sabres are meeting the New York Islanders for the first time in the 2021-22 season. The Isles have moved into a new arena since the team's last matchup, and inside it the Sabres are hoping to rebound from a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils last night in Buffalo.

The Islanders opened the scoring 6:25 into the first period when forward Mat Barzal wired a shot past Malcolm Subban. It was Barzal's sixth goal of the season.

Later in the period, though, the Sabres got themselves on the scoreboard and tied the game. On a powerplay, it was Kyle Okposo cashing in on a rebound opportunity to nab his seventh goal of the campaign.

The game stayed tied into the middle stanza before the Islanders pulled ahead. Thanks to goals from forward Kieffer Bellows and captain Anders Lee on a powerplay, the home team carried a 3-1 edge into the third period of play.

Check back throughout the night for updates.

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