Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (25-34-9) play host to the Buffalo Sabres (19-39-8) in NHL action on Saturday at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.
3/14/14: NYI 3 vs. SJS 4
Despite two-point efforts from Anders Lee (1g/1a), Frans Nielsen (1g/1a) and Kyle Okposo (0g/2a), the New York Islanders fell to the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Friday at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders continue a four-game home stand tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. It’s the second of three meetings between the teams this season. The Sabres earned a 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders earlier this season on Long Island. The Isles are 5-1-3 in their last nine home games against Buffalo.
Hot Starter: Anders Lee has nine points (6g/3a) in eight games this season and 11 points (7g/4a) in 10 career NHL games. Lee has four multi-point games in eight games this season and has at least one point in seven of 10 career games.
Back-To-Backs: The Islanders conclude their 15th set of back-to-back games tonight vs. Buffalo. They are 6-8-1 on the front-end and 5-7-2 on the back-end of back-to-backs this season. The club will total 17 back-to-back sets in 2013-14.
Plus, Plus, Plus: The Islanders top line (Lee-Nielsen-Okposo) each recorded a +2 rating on Friday.
Shots: The Islanders have outshot their opponent in each of the past four games (126-102 total).
Kyle Okposo – 2 goals shy of 100
The Islanders v Sabres game is set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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