Phil Housley has been preaching a shot mentality to the Sabres throughout the preseason, but he had to reiterate that message during the second intermission of their game against the New York Islanders on Friday night. Coming off of a 42 shot night in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Buffalo had only mustered 10 shots through two periods against Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak.
The Sabres responded and turned up the volume in the third, but it came too little too late. Halak stopped all 11 shots he faced in the final period and Nikolay Kulemin scored an empty-net goal with 1:47 remaining to seal a 3-1 win for New York. Read more at sabres.nhl.com