In an era of big, splashy trades, the Islanders and Sabres could have something to celebrate.
That’s because they’re facing off against each other on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
For the Islanders, it’s a chance to finally put some pressure on their opponents in a series that has gone into OT twice and two of three games.
For Buffalo, it could be another chance to see how it compares to what it’s seen during the first round.
Both teams are expected to play in the best-of-seven series for the second-straight year.
Here’s what you need to know heading into Game 1:What you need: