Without Thomas Vanek, Buffalo was able to put up six goals for the second straight game. The Sabres forced Islanders goaltender Dwayne Roloson to be pulled, allowing beloved Marty Biron to come in. He received a standing ovation as he got ready to come out on the ice.
Tyler Myers scored his first NHL goal less than three minutes into the game. He followed up on the play and backhanded it past Roloson. Later in the period, Clarke MacArthur was tripped up on a breakaway. He would get it past Roloson making it look easy. Roloson bit way too early and went down, MacArthur sliding it by him.
Tim Jackman ran over Ryan Miller, earning himself a penalty. Paul Gaustad came over and challenged him to a fight. Gaustad got the better of Jackman, showing that nobody will be coming close to Miller this season.
In the second, Tim Connolly got somewhat of a soft goal on the powerplay. A few minutes later Matt Moulson put the Islanders on the board with his third of the season.
Jochen Hecht scored his first on a slap shot that he blew by Roloson, ending the night for the goaltender. John Tavares scored his third after Ryan Miller misplayed the puck behind his own net. Tavares took advantage of the mistake and scored on the power play.
In the third, it was Patrick Kaleta in front of the net to tap it in, his second goal this year. Andy Sutton put the Isles on the board for the third and final time Friday night. Jason Pominville capped off the scoring with his 100th career goal. With the win, Buffalo remains the only team without a regulation loss. Also, the team has given up an NHL best eight goals.
Buffalo host the Thrashers Saturday at 7 p.m.