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Sabres Down New York 2-1 - Match Report

The Islanders came up short Friday against the Sabres, falling 2-1 in a shootout.

Bettors who backed the Sabres were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Thomas Vanek, who beat Evgeni Nabokov in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Buffalo. Buffalo got goals from Brian Flynn in the victory. Flynn opened the scoring at 3:29 of the second period.

Ryan Miller turned in a 30-save effort for the Sabres.

Keith Aucoin scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Ryan Miller.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Buffalo went 0-for-3, while the Islanders were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

New York outshot Buffalo 31-22 in the game.