UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Maxim Afinogenov scored with 2:17 remaining in the third period Wednesday, delivering Buffalo a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
Buffalo has won four straight and five out of six.
New York's goal came from Brendan Witt. The Islanders have lost two straight and three out of four.
Witt tied things at 3:50 in the third and the game appeared headed for overtime before Afinogenov produced the winning shot.
The teams have split their four meetings this season.