NHL Hockey

Buffalo Sabres (6-11-3)


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L 0-3
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L 2-3
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Martin scores 2 to help Islanders beat Sabres 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Matt Martin scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series.

Noah Dobson, Anthony Beauvillier and Jordan Eberle also scored for New York, and rookie Ilya Sorokin stopped 16 shots. The Islanders improved to 5-0-1 in their last six overall and 8-0-2 at the Nassau Coliseum to remain the only team without a regulation loss at home.

Taylor Hall and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for Buffalo, which has lost five straight (0-5-1). The Sabres are 2-8-1 since taking a two-week break for a COVID outbreak.

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Leaders
Points: V. Olofsson16
Plus/Minus: R. Asplund2
Shots on Goal: J. Eichel55
PIM: B. Montour12
Win: L. Ullmark5
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 44 (31)
Shots: 595 (25)
PP%: 30.6% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 106 (31)
Assists: 78 (31)
SH Goals: 0 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 59 (16)
Shots Against: 606 (22)
PK%: 80.4% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 138 (30)
Shutouts: 0 (22)
Sv%: 0.903 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/25 L. Ullmark Lower-body injury - left game (IR)
2/22 W. Borgen Fractured right forearm (IR)
2/20 J. McCabe Right ACL, MCL, meniscus - left game (IR)
1/4 Z. Girgensons Hamstring (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/4 J. Bryson Called up from minors from taxi squad
3/3 J. Bryson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
3/2 J. Bryson Called up from minors from taxi squad
3/2 C. Mittelstadt Designated for assignment Taxi squad
3/1 B. Davidson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/28 B. Davidson Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/28 C. Smith Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/28 J. Bryson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/28 C. Fitzgerald Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/27 J. Bryson Called up from minors from taxi squad
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