Postgame Report: 1/30 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 1 2 0 0 3 34
0 1 2 0 1 4 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres have had four out of five games go to overtime for the first time since Nov. 23 to 30, 2018.
  • The home team has now won the last six meetings between these teams. Since the Devils’ last win at KeyBank Center on Jan. 30, 2018, the Sabres have won four straight games at home against New Jersey, outscoring them 23-7 in those contests.
  • The Sabres have wins in three consecutive matchups with the Devils for the first time since Oct. 23, 2010 to March 26, 2011.
  • Linus Ullmark stopped all three New Jersey shooters in the shootout and is now 2-1 with nine saves on 10 attempts this season.
    • Ullmark’s career sootout save percentage of .857 ranks second all-time among NHL goaltenders with at least 20 shots faced and first among active goalies.
  • Eric Staal scored for the third time in five games. His 439th career goal puts him ahead of Gary Roberts (438) and moves him to 68th on the NHL’s all-time list. His next goal will tie Rick Tocchet for 67th.
  • The goal was Staal’s 1,026th career point, breaking a tie with Patrik Elias for 82nd-most in NHL history. He is two points behind Brian Leetch for 81st.
  • Victor Olofsson scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
    • He is now tied for fourth in the league with three power-play goals this season. His 16 career power-play tallies trail only Leon Draisaitl and David Pastrnak (20 each) for the most in the NHL since he made his debut on March 28, 2019.
    • Olofsson has totaled five points (4+1) in three career meetings with the Devils.
  • Jack Eichel joined Jake Guentzel as one of two players to score two shootout goals this season. He is the first NHL player to score two game-deciding goals in 2020-21.
  • With two assists today, Taylor Hall now has nine points (3+6) in eight career games against the Devils.
  • Cody Eakin recorded his first point as a member of the Sabres with his assist on Tobias Rieder’s goal.
  • Rasmus Dahlin assisted on Olofsson’s goal and now has six assists in five career games against New Jersey.


Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Devils Wedgewood O 3 31
Sabres Ullmark W 3 34
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Wedgewood 1-3-1 .901 2.80
Sabres Ullmark 3-1-2 .914 2.56


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