Post-Game Report: 10/22 vs. San Jose

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(3-5-1)
2 0 1 0 3 28
Sabres
(8-1-1)
0 2 1 1 4 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have improved to 8-1-1, matching their second-best record through 10 games in franchise history (1975-76 and 2009-10). The team’s best ever start was a 10-0-0 record to begin the 2006-07 season.
  • The Sabres earned their first home-and-home series sweep since they beat the Canadiens on Nov. 28 and 29, 2014.
  • The team’s 5-0-0 record through five home games ties Buffalo’s second-best start at home, matching the 1972-73 and 1984-85 seasons. The team’s record for most consecutive home wins to begin a season is six, set in the 1975-76 season.
  • With his sixth career overtime goal tonight, Jack Eichel tied Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek for the most in Sabres franchise history.
  • Eichel’s four-point output (2+2) gave him his seventh career outing with at least four points, tying Christian Ruuttu for 11th-most in franchise history. He’s now one away from tying Danny Gare and Miroslav Satan for ninth-most.
  • San Jose’s first goal of the night snapped Carter Hutton’s shutout streak at a career-best 134:22, surpassing his previous best of 130:51 (Feb. 16 to March 3, 2017).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 10th point of the season (1+9) with an assist tonight, making him the seventh unique Sabres defenseman to record at least 10 points in the team’s first 10 games of a season. He is the first to do so since Brian Campbell (1+10) in 2007-08.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded his ninth point of the season with an assist tonight. Rick Martin (1971-72), Phil Housley (1982-83) and Hannu Virta (1982-83) were the only rookies in Sabres history to tally more through the team’s first 10 games of a season.
  • With his goal tonight, Jeff Skinner now has a point in each of his four games against the Sharks since joining the Sabres (3+1).
  • Henri Jokiharju registered an assist on Skinner’s goal. He now has four assists in his last five games, including three assists in his last two contests.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Sharks Jones O 4 29
Sabres Hutton W 3 28
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 2-4-1 .894 3.46
Sabres Hutton 6-0-0 .943 1.65

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau

Sharks forward Logan Couture

Sabres defenseman Erik Karlsson

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