BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW) The Buffalo Sabres ended their 2013-14 season with a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday. The Sabres finish the season 21-51-10, which is 30th out of 30 teams in the NHL.
Buffalo built a 2-0 lead in the game thanks to a first period goal by Jamie McBain and a second period goal by Matt Ellis.
The Isles came back to tie things as Anders Lee scored late in the second period (power play) and early in the third period.
Torrey Mitchell tallied his first goal and point as a Sabre when he deflected a Rasmus Ristolainen shot into the Islander net.
Brock Nelson tied the game with under four minutes remaining in regulation.
Nelson also scored the only goal of the shootout.
The Sabres finish the season with 150 goals scored. That is the lowest number of goals scored in a season since the NHL expanded in 1967, one fewer than the 1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sabres also set a new franchise low for winning percentage (.317).
The Sabres now look to Tuesday's draft lottery. They have the best odds at landing the number one overall pick (25% chance).