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Islanders didn't allow Sabres to record a shot in 3rd period of win

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Barry Trotz's New York Islanders put on a defensive clinic Monday night.

New York entered the third period against the Buffalo Sabres leading 3-1, and the Islanders didn't allow a shot on goal during the final frame en route to their victory. It's the first time in club history that the Islanders haven't allowed a shot on goal for an entire period.

"Zero shots is awful," Sabres forward Victor Olofsson said postgame, according to The Athletic's John Vogl.

The Sabres attempted nine shots in the final frame, but none were on the net.

"That's what it comes down to in this league, you're either good enough or you're not," Sabres captain Jack Eichel said. "I think as a group - myself, everyone - we've got to be better."

The Isles didn't completely park the bus either, generating 12 shots and six scoring chances of their own in the third period.

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