Buffalo (9-0-0) at NY Islanders (3-3-2) 7:30 pm EDT
UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) - With each additional victory, the
Buffalo Sabres continue to make their mark in the record books.
After setting a franchise record for most wins to open a season,
the Sabres can tie the all-time league mark when they go for
their 10th in a row Thursday against the New York Islanders.
Since losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of last
spring's Eastern Conference finals, the Sabres have been
virtually untouchable. They lead the league in goals and have
outscored their opponents, 46-23.
Buffalo surpassed its previous record for best start - set in
1975-1976 - with Monday's 4-1 victory over the Montreal
The Islanders have not played since Saturday, when they snapped
a two-game losing streak with 4-3 overtime victory over
Carolina. Tom Poti scored the game-winner 23 seconds into
overtime and Alexei Yashin collected four assists in his 800th
Buffalo won all four meetings against the Islanders last season,
including a 6-3 victory in their last encounter December 26.