Postgame Report: 4/9 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(26-11-4)
2 1 1 4 33
Sabres
(9-25-6)
1 1 1 3 33

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin extended his point streak to four games (1+4) with an assist on Henri Jokiharju’s first-period goal.
    • Dahlin’s four-game assist streak matches his longest this season (Last: Feb. 20 at New Jersey to Feb. 25 vs. New Jersey).
  • With his goal tonight, Casey Mittelstadt now has six points (4+2) in his last six games, marking the best six-game stretch of his career.
  • Tage Thompson’s goal tonight extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
    • Tonight also marked the second time in his career and first since Nov. 19 and 21, 2018 that Thompson scored a goal in consecutive games.
  • Cody Eakin went a perfect 8-for-8 at the faceoff dot, marking the first time in his career that he was perfect at the faceoff dot in a game in which he’s taken at least six faceoffs.
    • Tonight was the second time this season that a Sabres player was perfect at the faceoff dot while taking at least eight faceoffs. The other was Mittelstadt, who also went 8-for-8 against Pittsburgh on March 11.
  • With two assists tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has nine points (1+8) in his last 11 games against the Capitals dating back to the 2018-19 season.
  • Buffalo went 35-for-58 at the faceoff dot for a 60.3 win percentage. Tonight’s game was the sixth game this season and second against the Capitals in which the Sabres have won at least 60 percent of their faceoffs.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Capitals Vanecek W 3 33
Sabres Tokarski L 4 33
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Vanecek 16-7-3 .911 2.66
Sabres Tokarski 0-4-0 .899 3.86

 

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