Buffalo leads the Islanders 2-1
Tonite the Sabres can put a strangle hold on the series. Look for Buffalo to come out flying. Ruff said earlier today that Connolly will be a game time decision due to the newly proclaimed diagnosis "total body soreness." Ted Nolan was first to coin this phrase when DP got 2 concussions in a week. Connolly did not skate yesterday but has declared himself ready.
Also, as Garth says, look for special teams tonite. The better special teams will win the series he adds, contrary to some others thinking that this series is about goaltending.