Buffalo visits New York after Reinhart’s 2-goal sport


Buffalo Sabers (5-7-2, eighth in the East Division) versus New York Islanders (8-6-3, fourth in the East Division)

Uniondale, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo visits the New York Islanders after Sam Reinhart scores two goals in the Sabers 3-2 win over the Devils.

The islanders are 8-6-3 against the rest of their division. New York have given up eight power play goals, killing 81% of their opponents’ chances.

The Sabers are 5-7-2 in division games. Buffalo averaged 2.4 penalties per game, the lowest in the NHL. Brandon Davidson leads the team with an average of 1.0.

At their last meeting on February 16, New York won 3-0. Anders Lee scored two goals for the Islanders.

TOP PERFORMER: Mathew Barzal has 15 total points for the islanders, six goals and nine assists. Josh Bailey has provided seven assists in the last 10 games for New York.

Jack Eichel leads the Sabers with 11 assists and has 13 points. Victor Olofsson has 9 points in the last 10 games for Buffalo.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Islanders: 5-2-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.4 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a saving of 0.918 percent.

Sabers: 4-4-2, an average of 2.2 goals, 3.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes, while 2.8 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.907 percent.

INJURIES: Islanders: Michael Dal Colle: out (not disclosed).

Sabers: Rasmus Ristolainen: out (Health and Safety Protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.

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