Postgame Report: 3/31 vs. Philadelphia

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(17-14-4)
0 1 0 0 1 32
Sabres
(7-23-5)
2 2 2 0 6 27

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight marked the first career NHL win for Interim Head Coach Don Granato.
  • Brandon Montour’s two shorthanded goals in the third period came just 37 seconds apart, marking the fastest two shorthanded goals by a defenseman in NHL history, according to NHL Stats.
    • He is the 12th player in NHL history to score two shorthanded goals in 40 seconds or less. Montour is the first defenseman and second Sabre to accomplish this feat (Don Luce, Dec. 22, 1974).
    • Montour is just the second defenseman in Sabres history to score two shorthanded goals in the same game. The other was Alexei Zhitnik on March 19, 1998 vs. Florida.
  • Steven Fogarty’s  goal tonight was the first of his NHL career.
    • Fogarty (1+1) and Jacob Bryson (0+2) both recorded the first multi-point games of their careers.
    • Fogarty, who recorded his first career NHL point in Boston on March 27, now has three points (1+2) in his last two games played.
  • Sam Reinhart opened the scoring this evening with his fifth goal against the Flyers this season. His five goals against Philadelphia are his most against any opponent this year.
  • Curtis Lazar’s fifth goal of the season tied his 2019-20 total in five fewer games played (33).
    • Lazar now sits one goal shy of tying his career high of six, which he set during the 2014-15 season and matched the following year.
    • According to NHL Stats, Lazar’s eight career points (3+5) against the Flyers are his most against any opponent.
  • With an assist on Reinhart’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has a point in each of his last five games, totaling six points (2+4) during that span.
    • It is his longest point streak since he also had points in five straight from Feb. 16 to Feb 26, 2020 (4+2).
  • Five Sabres players recorded multi-point games tonight (Bryson, Fogarty, Montour, Okposo, Ristolainen). It was the first time five or more Sabres recorded multi-point outings in the same game since Dec. 10, 2019 vs. STL (Eichel, Girgensons, Larsson, Olofsson, Reinhart).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Flyers
Elliott
Lyon
L
ND
4
1
16
10
Sabres Ullmark W 1 32
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Elliott
Lyon
9-5-1
0-0-0
.888
.900
2.99
2.49
Sabres Ullmark 6-5-3 .920 2.49

 

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