IPB Breakdown

The Islanders captured a point on their trip to Buffalo, but it isn't one they will be entirely happy with.

The Isles blew a three goal lead in the third period and the Buffalo Sabres defeated them in the shootout. It was the first time this season that the Islanders lost a game that has gone past regulation. Nick Leddy and John Tavares scored for the Islanders in the loss and Kevin Poulin made 23 saves in his first start of the season.?Tyler Ennis scored the only goal in the shootout for the Sabres.

The Islanders are now 23-11-1.

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The Islanders came back from a two-goal deficit in the second period, but ultimately fell to the St. Louis Blues for the second time in three games.

Thursday was also the team's third loss in a row. The Blues held a 2-0 lead in the second period, but goals by John Tavares and Mikhail Grabovski evened the score. Alexander Steen scored an early third period goal and the Blues added three more in the final 20 minutes.

The Islanders are still one point out of first place in the Metropolitan Division and are 19-10-0 on the season.

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