'The Islanders will try to end a two-game losing streak Wednesday at home against the Canadiens. The Islanders will visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday and welcome the Philadelphia Flyers in Sunday's season finale.'
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'There is a smell of desperation about the Sabres. They’re waiting to have a fork stuck in them, and the fork could come any day now. It could have come last night, with the Blue Jackets wielding the silverware. But it didn’t.'
'“It's as tight as it's ever been,'' Biron said. “We've clawed ourselves back there. And we've got to look at it as a little step. But you haven't done anything until you close the deal.'''
'"We're at our best when we're skating, and we have really fast lines and we've gotta utilize our speed as much as we can," Roy said. "We were throwing pucks to the net tonight. We were working well down low. We kept moving, so it was a good job by our line."'
'The Blue Jackets looked completely dominated and it showed especially in the final period.'
'The Islanders are getting a little nervous. "I don't want to take anything away from Buffalo," Islanders winger Mark Parrish said Sunday night. "Buffalo is playing pretty good right now. They're doing exactly what we're supposed to be doing, which is making points."'
'The Sabres are an entertaining team from the coaching staff down, a failure anywhere higher until the ladder reaches owner Tom Golisano. For years, fans pleaded for an honest effort on the ice, and that's exactly what they received this season. It would have been nice if Regier and the front office worked as hard as the players did.'
'The Sabres are enjoying the season's best month at 7-2-1-3.'
'The Blue Jackets are 3-1-1-0 against the Sabres, including 2-1-1-0 in HSBC Arena. This is the first and only meeting this season.
'"We're a point closer. That's a little bit of a positive," Sabres center Daniel Briere said. "But we're running out of time. We're only making it more difficult on ourselves."'