Buffalo vs New York Wrap - Buffalo Wins 5-3
The Islanders came up short Sunday against the Sabres, falling 5-3.
Bettors who backed the Sabres were rewarded as -120 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Jason Pominville, Paul Gaustad, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Myers, and Tyler Ennis each scored for the Sabres in the victory. Gaustad opened the scoring for Buffalo, finding the back of the net at 0:15 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Rob Niedermayer and Mike Grier.
Ryan Miller turned in a 31-save effort for the Sabres.
Matt Moulson (2) and Jack Hillen scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.
New York got a 18-stop effort from Rick DiPietro in the loss.
On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-2, while the Islanders were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Buffalo 34-23 in the game.
Next game, Buffalo takes its act on the road to face Ottawa looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.