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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Isles @ Sabres, 7 pm, HSBC Arena

Fresh off a major morale-booster against Toronto, the Isles have headed up north to face off against an enigma of a team in the Buffalo Sabres- a team that has plenty of talent, but somehow, have not shown results accordingly. However, this series is even at one win apiece, and the Sabres have proven to be a tough team to beat for the Islanders, even with their record on the second night of back-to-back stands (1-4-2).

Rick DiPietro is not in net this game, having not made the trip- to be completely cautious, Scott Gordon has decided not to play him on the back end of this weekend stint, but he will reportedly put DP back in net for Monday's game at Madison Square Garden (and won't that be a treat!). Also, Andy Hilbert suffered a hairline fracture on his foot last night after blocking a shot, leaving a spot open in the roster that callup Jeremy Colliton will likely take. Mike Sillinger is also not in the lineup with his groin strain.

I'm not into predictions; all I can infer is that, from what Christine told me about last night, the Isles are looking more like a team, and hopefully that will carry over into tonight's performance. Just watch out; Buffalo is hungry for a win.

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