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Buffalo Sabres take on Islanders in hockey test

Buffalo Sabres

New York Islanders
0-6-1 October 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 2-2-1

Buffalo pays a visit to New York on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Islanders snipers in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

New York battles the Sabres, currently with a 0-6-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2-1 for the Islanders and 0-6-1 for the Sabres.

View Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 30-rated Sabres taking on the No. 7-rated Islanders in this contest.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -147 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.57 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Sabres have a 86.96% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo at Vancouver, Thursday, October 17th
New York at Edmonton, Thursday, October 17th