Grabner scores 2 goals, Isles beat Sabres 5-2

By John Wawrow

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 21 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

New York Islanders' Frans Nielsen (51) of Denmark, breaks his stick on a shot under pressure from Buffalo Sabres' Jordan Leopold (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.

David Duprey, Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Grabner scored twice and rookie goalies Nathan Lawson and Kevin Poulin combined to stop 36 shots in the New York Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

Matt Moulson, Jack Hillen and P.A. Parenteau also scored in the game the Islanders led 4-0 before Buffalo's Nathan Gerbe scored goals 5 seconds apart late in the third period.

The Islanders improved to 15-24-7 with their second victory in seven games (2-4-1), with both victories coming against Buffalo.

Gerbe set a franchise record for the fastest goals by one player. His first goal, on a backhander from the right circle, came with 3:22 left. He then scored on a wrist shot.

The 5-second span ties Gerbe for the third-fastest goals by a player in NHL history, joining Pete Mahovlich, who did it with Montreal in 1971.

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