Postgame Report: 5/4 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(31-16-6)
1 2 0 0 0 3 48
Sabres
(15-32-7)
1 1 1 0 1 4 31

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres overcame a multi-goal deficit in consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 17 and 19, 2018 at home against Minnesota and Pittsburgh, respectively, according to NHL Stats.
  • Michael Houser became the first Sabres goaltender to win his first two starts since Mika Noronen did so on Oct. 5 and 7, 2000.
    • His 45 saves tonight are the most a Sabres goaltender has had in a single game since Carter Hutton stopped 47 shots on Oct. 17, 2019 at Los Angeles.
  • Tonight marked Anders Bjork’s first multi-goal game of the season.
    • Bjork’s deciding goal in the shootout was his first shootout goal in the first attempt of his career.
    • Bjork also set a new career high in ice time, skating 21:14.
    • Since joining the Sabres, Bjork has totaled six points (3+3) in 13 games, surpassing his total with Boston this season in 17 fewer games.
  • Drake Caggiula earned his first point as a Sabre with an assist on Cody Eakin’s goal.
  • With the primary assist on Bjork’s first goal of the night, Colin Miller now has assists in consecutive games played.
  • Buffalo’s penalty kill is 26-for-29 (89.7%) in the team’s last 17 games against the Islanders dating back to April 2, 2017.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Islanders Sorokin SOL 3 31
Sabres Houser W 3 48
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Sorokin 12-6-2 .917 2.22
Sabres Houser 2-0-0 .940 2.40

 

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