Sabres fall to Islanders

January 22, 2011 Updated Jan 22, 2011 at 12:39 AM EDT

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Sabres fall to Islanders

January 22, 2011 Updated Jan 22, 2011 at 12:39 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) It was a mind boggling loss on Friday night. The Sabres can put together back to back wins over Montreal and Boston but they can't find a way to beat the lowly New York Islanders.



Ryan Miller made his 24th consecutive start in net, but it didn't last long on Friday. Michael Grabner and Matt Mouslon scored goals 3:04 apart in the first period for New York before Miller was pulled. He was replaced by Patrick Lalime.



P.A. Parenteau made it 3-0 Islanders in the second, taking advantage of a Buffalo turnover for his 12th goal of the season. Jack Hillen then pushed New York ahead 4-0 in the third before the Sabres finally responded.



Sabres forward Nathan Gerbe pulled Buffalo within 2 goals in a matter of seconds. Gerbe scored his 4th and 5th goals of the season just 5 seconds apart, a Sabres record to cut the lead to 4-2. It wouldn't be enough. Michael Grabner scored an empty net goal and the Sabres would leave the ice with their second loss to the Islanders in less then a week.



Buffalo will play the Islanders again on Sunday.

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