The Buffalo Sabres fell to the New York Islanders by a score of 3-1 in National Hockey League action on Monday night.
New York got two early goals in the first period and never looked back as they were able to skate to the victory.
With the loss the Sabres now have a 2-2-0 score in the first game of back-to-back sets this season. The team has been able to split their previous sets of back-to-back.
Leading the way in scoring for the Islanders was Anders Lee, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and Brock Nelson. Victor Olofsson was the lone goal scorer for the Sabres, tallying a power-play opportunity at the 1:40 mark of the second period.
That power-play goal scoring opportunity for Olofsson was able to assist him in extending his point streak to seven games, which surpasses his previous career-best streak.
Buffalo has been able to score at least one power-play goal in each of their last six games. The team now leads the NHL with nine different players with at least one goal on the power play.
The Sabres were able to see the debut of Brandon Davidson and Steven Fogarty, while William Borgen was able to make his season debut.
The Sabres and the Islanders will be facing-off again tonight (Tuesday) in a game at KeyBank Center with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The game will wrap up the team’s fourth of 12 sets of back-to-back games this season.
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