The New York Islanders dropped only their fourth regulation loss considering that December 31st with a 3-1 L to the Buffalo Sabres. Listed here are the 3 takeaways from the recreation.
Due to the fact past participating in every other on December 31st 2018, the New York Islanders and the Buffalo Sabres have absent in reverse course in the NHL standings.
For the New York Islanders they’ve absent 12-3-2 for 26 factors of a probable 34 factors. That has the Islanders at the best of the Metropolitan Division with a 5 point cushion.
For the Buffalo Sabres, they’ve absent a dismal 6-8-1 for 13 factors from a probable 30. That sort of kind naturally finds them on the exterior of the playoffs picture (by four factors).
The Sabres needed a gain to retain their playoff hopes likely. Even though a gain for the New York Islanders would give them their fourth gain in a row. And if the Columbus Blue Jackets could do their component, an Isles gain would also extend their direct at the best of the Metro.
But many thanks to objectives from Jeff Skinner, Jason Pominville, and Johan Larsson and a poor second time period from the New York Islanders, the Buffalo Sabres would get the ‘W’ by a rating of 3 objectives to just one.
The recreation was only the fourth time that the New York Islanders would loss in regulation considering that the 31st of December. What are the 3 acquire