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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Martin scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Buffalo Sabres (6-12-3, eighth in the East Division) vs. New York Islanders (13-6-4, second in the East Division) Uniondale, New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New York seeks to keep its three-game win streak going when the Islanders take on Buffalo. The Islanders are 13-6-4 against East Division opponents.