The Sabres had a tough time defeating the Islanders last season, but will look to earn a win in the teams’ first of four meetings this season.
Buffalo haven’t played since Saturday, when they defeated the Capitals by a 5-1 score and got Washington’s head coach Bruce Boudreau fired.
The Sabres have been at hom with a few days off and will take on the Islanders tonight. New York took three of four games last season, including a 7-6 win during their most recent visit to what was then HSBC Arena.
Jhonas Enroth will get the nod again, making his 8th straight start. At the other end, Al Montoya will get the start for the Islanders.
The Islanders find themselves dead last in the Eastern Conference and are coming off of their first road win of the season. With a 1-5-2 record away from Nassau Coliseum, the Sabres can take advantage of that record tonight.
The Sabres have dropped four of the last six, but with so many injuries, every game becomes that much more difficult.
“It was great to get through this one without any injuries,” captain Jason Pominville said following the win on Saturday. “It’s fun to see guys come up, be prepared, and be ready to play.”
Lindy Ruff has not officially confirmed, but Robyn Regher, Patrick Kaleta and Drew Stafford all have a chance of returning for tonight’s game.
Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
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