Sabres rally, earn 1st win of season in SO - NBC Sports

Sabres rally, earn 1st win of season in SO
APWF
New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) and Brian Strait (37) defend the goal against Buffalo Sabres' Drew Stafford (21) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
October 15, 2013, 10:12 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Marcus Foligno scored the tying goal with 2:01 left in regulation and Ryan Miller stopped John Tavares in the final round in the shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres their first win of the season, 4-3 over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

The Sabres were on the verge of their eighth straight loss, which would've set the club's futility mark to start a season, before Foligno rescued them.

Thomas Vanek and Tyler Ennis also scored in the shootout. Miller allowed a goal to Matt Moulson in the first round, but denied Frans Nielsen and Tavares to win it.

Buffalo erased three one-goal deficits to finally end its slide. The last came after Tyler Myers kept the puck in the New York zone and got it to Foligno for a screened shot past Evgeni Nabokov.

Moulson had deflected in Tavares' shot during a power play with 11:16 remaining in the third to put the Islanders ahead 3-2.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Slideshow