Game Preview: 2/12/19 vs. New York Islanders LAST GAME Sunday, February 10 Winnipeg 3 at Buffalo 1 Goal: Eichel Goalie: Hutton (26 saves/28 shots); 1 ENG PP: 0/5; PK: 1/1; Shots: Buffalo 36 – Winnipeg 29 CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 183) Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed Casey Nelson (upper body, Dec. 8; injured reserve) – 25 games Zach Bogosian (lower body, Feb. 10) – 1 game TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS 2/8: Assigned Casey Nelson to Rochester (AHL) on a conditioning loan UPCOMING GAMES Friday, Feb. 15: NY Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Buffalo at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23: Washington at Buffalo, 1 p.m. TODAY’S GAME ISLANDERS at SABRES This is the second of three meetings between the Sabres and Islanders this season. Last meeting: New York defeated Buffalo 3-1 in Buffalo on Dec. 31, 2018 Next meeting: Saturday, March 30 in New York The Sabres are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Islanders; 4-5-1 at home. This is the 170th game all-time between Buffalo and New York; Buffalo has a 81-64-24 series record. The Sabres are 45-28-12 at home against the Islanders all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 5-9-6 all-time on February 12. February 12, 1983: Craig Ramsay (broken foot) sees his consecutive games played streak end at 776 games, missing his first game in nearly 10 years. February 12, 2008: Thomas Vanek scores his first career hat trick, leading the Sabres to a 5-1 win at Ottawa. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Tonight’s matchup is the sixth game of a seven-game homestand that ties the stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2, 1997 as the longest in franchise history. Kyle Okposo has tallied a point in each of his last three games against his former club (2+1). With at least a point in each of is last five games (2+4), Jack Eichel is looking to extend his point streak to six games for the third time this season. Buffalo’s penalty kill is 10-for-11 (90.9 percent) in the team’s last five games against the Islanders. Evan Rodrigues has totaled eight points (6+2) in his last 10 games. Rasmus Ristolainen has tallied nine assists in his last 10 contests.