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First Period
1-0 (8:06): Stationed in front on Buffalo's first man-advantage of the game, Paul Gaustad converted on a rebound from Brian Campbell's point shot. The goal is Gaustad's sixth of the season, third on the power play and snaps an 17-game goal drought. Maxim Afinogenov registers the second assist.

Second Period

2-0 (11:27) Streaking up the right side of the ice, Maxim Afinogenov takes a Derek Roy pass from center ice, skates into the New York zone and stops on a dime just above the faceoff circle where he rips a shot over Rick DiPietro's left shoulder for his 18th of the season. Roy and Thomas Vanek receive the helpers.

Third Period
2-1 (8:19): Jason Blake cuts around Toni Lydman and across the crease before beating Ryan Miller with a backhander inside the far post for his 22nd goal of the season. The tally also snapped a two-game scoreless streak by the team. Arron Asham and Chris Campoli get the helpers.

3-1 (19:44) Jochen Hecht outmuscles a Islander defenseman for the puck at center ice and slides the puck into the empty net for his 10th goal of the season. Jason Pominville and Teppo Numminen record the assists.



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The Sabres played a little slow in the third period but held of the Islanders for their 6th win in a row. The Sabres next game is January @ Ottawa who they have struggled against this season
 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Ryan Miller made 29 saves and Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and an assist to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Monday, spoiling the return of former Sabres coach Ted Nolan to Buffalo.

Paul Gaustad and Jochen Hecht also scored for the Sabres, who have won five of their last six. Buffalo beat the Islanders for the sixth consecutive time.

Jason Blake scored for the Islanders in the third period, snapping the team's 186:31 scoreless streak, a new team record. New York has lost three straight, the first two by shutouts.

Nolan, the Islanders' coach, guided the Sabres for two years, and was the NHL's coach of the year in 1997. He left after rejecting Buffalo's one-year contract offer following the 1996-97 season.

Miller won his fourth straight start, allowing six goals in those games. He made several big stops in the first period, including a diving block of Richard Park's attempt from the left circle after Arron Asham rang a slap shot off the crossbar. He also robbed Randy Robitaile with a kick save on a point-blank attempt in the third, and made consecutive stops late on Chris Campoli and Blake from in close.

Buffalo opened the scoring on Gaustad's power-play goal 8 minutes into the first period. Standing in front of the net, Gaustad knocked home a rebound past Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro for his sixth goal of the season.

The Sabres pushed their lead to 2-0 on Afinogenov's 18th of the year at 11:27 of the second. On a 2-on-1, Afinogenov made a quick stop with the puck in the right circle before letting go a wrist shot.

Blake spoiled Miller's shutout bid with his team-leading 22nd goal at 8:19 of the third. Cutting in from the left circle, Blake slid the puck past Miller to snap New York's record-setting goal-scoring slump.

Hecht capped the scoring with on an empty-net goal with 16 seconds remaining.

DiPietro was making his 11th consecutive start, and finished with 31 saves.

Notes: The Islanders began a stretch in which they will play five of six on the road. ... The Sabres concluded their four-game homestand. ... One fan held a sign that said, "We wish you well Teddy ... just not tonight." ... Afinogenov has picked up two points in each of the last two games. ... Former Sabres forward Miroslav Satan was booed every time he touched the puck. ... The Islanders previous scoreless streak was 178:55 set over four games from Dec. 28, 1998 - Jan. 2, 1999.


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