Sabres Lose to Isles

November 29, 2011 Updated Nov 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM EDT

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Sabres Lose to Isles

November 29, 2011 Updated Nov 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Brian Rolston's third period goal proved to be the difference on Tuesday as the Buffalo Sabres lost to the New York Islanders on Tuesday 2-1.

Matt Moulson opened the scoring for the Isles in the first period, deflecting a Mark Streit shot past Jhonas Enroth on the power play.

The Islanders held a 1-0 lead until about two minutes into the third period when Jochen Hecht scored his second goal of the season for Buffalo.

Rolston poked home the game-winner 9:23 into the final period to give New York the lead for good.

Buffalo had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:34 while trailing 2-1 but failed to knot the game.

The Sabres next play Detroit, at home, on Friday.

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