Game Preview: Islanders @ Sabres NEW YORK ISLANDERS (7-4-3) AT BUFFALO SABRES (4-5-2) 7PM | KEYBANK CENTER WATCH: MSG+ | MSG GO | NHL.TV LISTEN: 88.7FM| 103.9FM | 1050AM After a decisive 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, the New York Islanders look to sweep their back-to-back set when the teams rematch on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center. ISLANDERS NOTES: - Monday marked the first time in the Islanders' 3,746-game history the Islanders held a team without a shot on goal for an entire period. The Islanders held the Sabres without a shot for the final 23:06 of the game. - Mathew Barzal extended his career-long point streak to nine games with an assist on Monday night. Barzal has 11 points (4G, 7A) on his nine-game run, two games longer than his previous career-high. - JG Pageau extended his goal-scoring streak to three games with a first period tally on Monday night. Pageau's goal was a beauty, as the center went over the shoulder short side on Linus Ullmark. The goal was Pageau's fourth in his past three games, as Head Coach Barry Trotz said the center has regained his edge and is looking closer to his playoff form from over the summer. - Brock Nelson busted out of a nine-goal goal drought on Monday night, redirecting a power-play goal in the second period. Nelson's goal was his third of the season and first since Jan. 21 vs New Jersey. Nelson is currently riding a two-game point streak and recorded his 300th career point on Saturday with an assist vs the Penguins. - The Islanders power play scored for a third-straight game on Monday night. The Islanders went 1-for-2 with the man advantage and are 4-for-6 in their past five games. Monday also marked the first time the Islanders generated more than one power-play opportunity over that span. - Semyon Varlamov stopped 20-of-21 in the win. Ilya Sorokin could see action on Tuesday on the second night of a back-to-back set. If Sorokin plays, it'll be the Russian's first action since a 4-3 OT loss on Jan. 31 in Philadelphia. Sorokin is 0-2-1 with a 3.65 GAA and a .871 SV%. - Anthony Beauvillier is close to returning for the Islanders, Trotz told reporters ahead of Monday's game. Check back for Beauvillier's status on Tuesday. The Islanders forward has been out since Jan. 24 with a lower-body injury. . . . . SABRES NOTES: - Buffalo returned to action for the first time in two weeks on Monday, as the Sabres were forced to postpone games due to COVID protocols. The 14-day break was the fifth-longest in team history and first break of such length not related to the Olympics. While the team was deemed ready to play by the NHL, the Sabres were not at full strength, with seven players: Dylan Cozens; Curtis Lazar; Jake McCabe; Casey Mittelstadt; Brandon Montour and Rasmus Ristolainen still on the COVID protocol list. - Victor Olofsson extended his point streak to seven games on Monday night, netting a power-play goal in the first period. Olofsson has eight points (3G, 5A) over that span and leaads the Sabres with five goals this season. Since making his NHL debut on March 28, 2019, Olofsson's 17 power-play goals are third in the NHL over than span, trailing David Pastrnak (22) and Leon Draisaitl (20). - With a power-play goal, the Sabres have scored on the man advantage in six straight games. Buffalo is 10-for-24 (41.6%) over that span. - Jeff Skinner played on the Sabres top line on Monday night, skating alongside Jack Eichel and Olofsson. Skinner has one assist in 11 games this season. . . . . Possible Starting Goalies: Ilya Sorokin PlayerGPGSWLTOTSAGAGAASSV%SOMINSemyon Varlamov11117202305211.89284.9313665Ilya Sorokin33020185113.6574.8710182. . . . Carter Hutton PlayerGPGSWLTOTSAGAGAASSV%SOMINLinus Ullmark773202216192.63197.9120434Carter Hutton441300105113.0494.8950217Jonas Johansson100000913.168.889020. . . . Player Stats: IslandersPlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGPPPSHGSHPGWGOTGSS%FO%Mathew Barzal1469154241400103218.851.38Jordan Eberle14639061300103915.4100Anders Lee14538443400104810.448.75Jean-Gabriel Pageau1453832131120252057.69Nick Leddy14167-50140000244.20Brock Nelson14336-563300102711.146.88Josh Bailey14156-12030000273.753.33Noah Dobson14156-14030000283.60Cal Clutterbuck14145-30000000128.30Ryan Pulock14055620100002600Casey Cizikas14314-360000101816.756.46Matt Martin14123-14000000185.60Scott Mayfield14123-52000000214.80Adam Pelech140333100000002200Oliver Wahlstrom711232010000156.766.67Leo Komarov8022050001008040Michael Dal Colle702212000000100Anthony Beauvillier5011-20010000400Andy Greene14000100000001100Ross Johnston6000-2180000002033.33. . . . SabresPlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGPPPSHGSHPGWGOTGSS%FO%Victor Olofsson115611-604900003315.20Jack Eichel112911-72170010414.953.68Taylor Hall11189-74150000303.30Sam Reinhart9347-902400102213.650Rasmus Ristolainen102462614000020100Eric Staal11325-541200001915.856.9Rasmus Dahlin11134-1041400003330Tobias Rieder11303-100000001717.60Dylan Cozens921310110000922.256.25Colin Miller11123-84120000147.10Jake McCabe1012329000000128.30Riley Sheahan111121000000042562.34Brandon Montour10022-680000001700Henri Jokiharju8101-30000000714.30Cody Eakin11011-200000005057.42Jeff Skinner11011-1600000027050Tage Thompson6011-220000009050Matt Irwin4011-24000000700Casey Mittelstadt2011-100100000066.67Kyle Okposo6000-10000000100Rasmus Asplund100000000000200Brandon Davidson100002000000200Steven Fogarty100000000000000William Borgen100000000000100. . . . Last Game Lineups: IslandersLWCRW ANDERS LEE Goals: 5 Assists: 3 MATHEW BARZAL Goals: 6 Assists: 9 JOSH BAILEY Goals: 1 Assists: 5 MICHAEL DAL COLLE Goals: 0 Assists: 2 BROCK NELSON Goals: 3 Assists: 3 JORDAN EBERLE Goals: 6 Assists: 3 LEO KOMAROV Goals: 0 Assists: 2 JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU Goals: 5 Assists: 3 OLIVER WAHLSTROM Goals: 1 Assists: 1 MATT MARTIN Goals: 1 Assists: 2 CASEY CIZIKAS Goals: 3 Assists: 1 CAL CLUTTERBUCK Goals: 1 Assists: 4DEFENSIVE PAIRINGSDefense ADAM PELECH Goals: 0 Assists: 3 RYAN PULOCK Goals: 0 Assists: 5 NICK LEDDY Goals: 1 Assists: 6 SCOTT MAYFIELD Goals: 1 Assists: 2 ANDY GREENE Goals: 0 Assists: 0 NOAH DOBSON Goals: 1 Assists: 5. . . Current Team Injuries: . . . PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUSAnthony BeauvillierLWMon, Feb 15Lower BodyBeauvillier is considered a game time decision for Monday's matchup against the Sabres.Johnny BoychukDWed, Nov 25EyeIR. Expected to be out until at least Jun 1, 2022. . . . Sabres JEFF SKINNER Goals: 0 Assists: 1 JACK EICHEL Goals: 2 Assists: 9 VICTOR OLOFSSON Goals: 5 Assists: 6 TAYLOR HALL Goals: 1 Assists: 8 ERIC STAAL Goals: 3 Assists: 2 SAM REINHART Goals: 3 Assists: 4 TOBIAS RIEDER Goals: 3 Assists: 0 CODY EAKIN Goals: 0 Assists 1 KYLE OKPOSO Goals: 0 Assists 0 STEVEN FOGARTY Goals: 0 Assists: 0 RILEY SHEAHAN Goals: 1 Assists: 1 TAGE THOMPSON Goals: 0 Assists: 1 RASMUS DAHLIN Goals: 1 Assists: 3 COLIN MILLER Goals: 1 Assists: 2 MATT IRWIN Goals: 0 Assists: 1 HENRI JOKIHARJU Goals: 1 Assists: 0 BRANDON DAVIDSON Goals: 0 Assists: 0 WILLIAM BORGEN Goals: 0 Assists: 0. . . Current Team Injuries: PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUSCasey MittelstadtCMon, Feb 8Covid-19Expected to be out until at least Feb 15Dylan CozensCMon, Feb 8Covid-19Expected to be out until at least Feb 15Rasmus RistolainenDMon, Feb 8Covid-19Expected to be out until at least Feb 15Jake McCabeDMon, Feb 8Covid-19Day-to-DayBrandon MontourDMon, Feb 8Covid-19Day-to-DayCurtis LazarRWMon, Feb 8Covid-19Expected to be out until at least Feb 15Zemgus GirgensonsCThu, Jan 7HamstringIR. Expected to be out until at least Jul 6. . . . . Standings: MassMutual EastGPWLOTPTSP%RWROWGFGADIFFHOMEAWAYS/OL10STRK1 Boston14102222.786584230+124-0-06-2-22-08-1-1L12 Philadelphia1383218.692684641+55-2-13-1-10-16-2-2W13 NY Islanders1474317.607773534+14-0-13-4-20-14-3-3W24 Washington1364315.577454751-44-2-12-2-21-24-4-2L45 Pittsburgh1375115.577244347-45-0-02-5-13-06-3-1W26 NY Rangers1346311.423343134-33-4-21-2-10-13-4-3L17 New Jersey943210.556342326-32-2-12-1-10-24-3-2W18 Buffalo1145210.455223135-42-4-12-1-12-14-4-2L2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .