The Sabres' losing skid reached four games following Friday's 5-1 blowout loss at the hands of the Islanders.
- The Islanders opened the scoring 12:05 into the game on Anthony Beauvillier's 4th, a tip of Travis Hamonic's shot, for the 1-0 lead.
- New York made it 2-0 in the 2nd period when Ryan Strome scooped up his own rebound and jammed it home.
- Strome also picked up assist on John Tavares' power play goal at 19:21 of the 3rd. Tavares' pass in front of the net deflected off Rasmus Ristolainen's skate and past Anders Nilsson for the 3-0 lead.
- Andrew Ladd made it 4-0 at 5:35 of the final period, going high and short-side over Nilsson for his 5th of the year. Calvin de Haan's 2nd upped the New York to five goals before Zemgus Girgensons got Buffalo on the board at 18:57 of the 3rd. Girgensons flipped a backhand shot by Thomas Greiss with Sam Reinhart parked in front.
12:05 - NYI - Anthony Beauvillier (4) (Travis Hamonic, Shane Prince)
2:02 - NYI - Johnny Boychuk (5 min., fighting)
2:02 - BUF - Marcus Foligno (5 min., fighting)
19:24 - NYI - Shane Prince (2 min., hooking)
14:36 - NYI - Ryan Strome (5) (Dennis Seidenberg, Cal Clutterbuck)
19:21 - NYI - John Tavares (10) (PPG) (Ryan Strome, Josh Bailey)
2:31 - NYI - Dennis Seidenberg (2 min., hooking)
7:01 - BUF - Rasmus Ristolainen (2 min., boarding)
17:47 - BUF - Brian Gionta (2 min., holding)
5:35 - NYI - Andrew Ladd (5) (Travis Hamonic, Jason Chimera)
12:34 - NYI - Calvin de Haan (2) (Alan Quine, Dennis Seidenberg)
18:57 - BUF - Zemgus Girgensons (3) (Sam Reinhart, Zach Bogosian)
BUF - Anders Nilsson (27 saves, 32 shots)
NYI - Thomas Greiss (28 saves, 29 shots)
BUF - 0 of 2
NYI - 1 of 2