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.