New York Islanders Decimate the Buffalo Sabres

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Dec 23, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Ryan Strome (18) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres with teammates during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The battle of the Eastern Conference basement dwellers ended with a convincing 5-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Buffalo Sabres are now in last place of the Eastern Conference, thanks to a one-sided 5-1 loss to your New York Islanders.

That’s two wins in a row for the Islanders as they head to the holiday break with that five-game losing streak behind them and off the floor of the conference.

This was a game the Islanders should have won. Not because they outclassed their opposition, there’s a reason the Sabres and Isles are neck-and-neck in the standings. But the Sabres are awful on the road, they’re coming off a back-to-back, and they put in their less than stellar backup.

Like Dan Saraceni said. The Isles won a game they were supposed to win.

It’s a long long way to a spot in the playoffs, but two wins in a row pads the old points column with some much-needed equity as the second half of the season is about to begin.


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