After finally getting a win, the Sabres will go right back to work, beginning a seven game road trip tonight at Nassau Coliseum.
The Sabres are fresh off of a 3-2 victory over Toronto in the second half of a home and home series. With the win, it keeps an unusual record intact.
The Sabres have not lost the home portion of a home and home set against Toronto since Dec. 20, 1970. Buffalo are now 8-1-2 (2 ties) in those games.
“We’ll take anything right now,” Miller said. “In this League, I don’t think you can could too many teams out. You have to stick with it and have an attitude that, if bad things happen, you have to rise above it and keep competing. I thought we did a good job of that tonight.
“Coming out with a win after going through a little bit of adversity — I think that’s a good thing for the guys.”
This will be the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Islanders took the first one back in Buffalo on November 29th by a 2-1 score, with Brian Rolston netting the game winner.
The Islanders are coming off of a 3-2 loss against Philadelphia on Thursday night. New York is 1-18-5 against the Flyers in their last 24 meetings.
“It’s frustrating for the guys,” Isles coach Jack Capuano said. “This is one that I really thought we played well. We came out slow in the first five or six minutes and didn’t generate what we wanted to generate. But after that, I thought we played extremely well.”
The Islanders sit in last place in the conference at 36 points and 12 points out of 8th place. The Sabres aren’t doing much better as they sit in 11th with 43 points and five out of 8th.
Tonight’s faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.