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.
Breaking: Islanders win game they were supposed to.
— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) December 24, 2016
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.