5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Islanders

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (32-33-12) vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (36-29-12)
Coverage begins at 2:30 PM on MSG-B

The Sabres host the Islanders in a special Sunday matinee.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 19-13-6 on home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • The Clinton, Ontario native now has points in three straight games (two goals, two assists)
  • O’Reilly takes the ice tonight with 19 goals and 33 assist for 52 points in 67 games, including 24 power play points

3 SAY WHAT?

Bylsma: Sabres Played Best Hockey in Second & Third Periods (12/19)

“We had a couple good, grade A, in-tight chances and second chances, but a good portion of the shots were not with enough traffic on Bobrovsky to get one by him.”

 — Sabres’ coach, Dan Bylsma after the Sabres came up short Tuesday vs. the Blue Jackets

4 DID YOU KNOW?

UNIONDALE, NY - MAY, 1980:  John Tonelli #27 of the New York Islanders battles with goalie Bob Sauve #28 and Bill Hajt #24 of the Buffalo Sabres during the 1980 Semi Finals in May, 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – MAY, 1980: John Tonelli #27 of the New York Islanders battles with goalie Bob Sauve #28 and Bill Hajt #24 of the Buffalo Sabres during the 1980 Semi Finals in May, 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

This is the 165th game all-time between Buffalo and New York; Buffalo has an 80-61-23 series record.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Evan Rodrigues score a power play goal for the lone Buffalo goal Tuesday.