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Buffalo Sabres' Steve Ott, right, passes around Islanders' (Credit: AP)

Buffalo Sabres' Steve Ott, right, passes around Islanders' Mark Streit during the first period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Sabres 3, Islanders 2

The Islanders lost to the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

Buffalo Sabres' Mikhail Grigorenko (25), second from right,
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Buffalo Sabres' Mikhail Grigorenko (25), second from right, celebrates the winning goal by Alexander Sulzer, not pictured, during the third period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek, left, keeps the puck
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Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek, left, keeps the puck away from Islanders' Josh Bailey during the third period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

The Buffalo Sabres celebrate the game winning goal
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The Buffalo Sabres celebrate the game winning goal scored by Alexander Sulzer during the third period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

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Buffalo Sabres' Marcus Foligno, right, keeps the puck
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Buffalo Sabres' Marcus Foligno, right, keeps the puck away from Islanders' Travis Hamonic during the third period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller makes a save
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller makes a save during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders' John Tavares reacts after missing a penalty
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Islanders' John Tavares reacts after missing a penalty shot during the third period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, and David Ullstrom
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, and David Ullstrom react after Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff scored during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders' Brian Strait, left, and Casey Cizikas celebrate
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Islanders' Brian Strait, left, and Casey Cizikas celebrate a goal by Colin McDonald, right, during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

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Islanders' Matt Martin, right, reacts as teammate Colin
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Islanders' Matt Martin, right, reacts as teammate Colin McDonald, not pictured, scores past Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, second from left, while Alexander Sulzer, left, and Mike Weber look on during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders' Casey Cizikas, right, take a shot past
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Islanders' Casey Cizikas, right, take a shot past Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Ennis during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders' Josh Bailey, right, falls while chasing Buffalo
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Islanders' Josh Bailey, right, falls while chasing Buffalo Sabres' Alexander Sulzer during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff, right, scores a goal
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Buffalo Sabres' Christian Ehrhoff, right, scores a goal past Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, left, defends against
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, left, defends against a shot by Islanders' Casey Cizikas, center, while Mike Weber looks on during the second period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov keeps an eye on
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov keeps an eye on the puck during the first period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Buffalo Sabres' Steve Ott, right, passes around Islanders'
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Buffalo Sabres' Steve Ott, right, passes around Islanders' Mark Streit during the first period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, makes a save
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, makes a save while Brian Strait, right, and Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek look on during the first period. (Feb. 9, 2013)

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