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Game Preview: 4/27/21 at NY Rangers

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LAST GAME
Sunday, April 25
Buffalo 3 at NY Rangers 6
Goals: Skinner, Olofsson, Reinhart
Goalie: Tokarski (23 saves/28 shots); 1 ENG
PP: 1/4; PK: 1/3; Shots: NY Rangers 29 – Buffalo 34

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 253)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zemgus Girgensons (hamstring, Jan. 14; injured reserve) – 49 games
Jake McCabe (knee, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 35 games
Jack Eichel (neck, March 9; injured reserve) – 26 games
Carter Hutton (lower body, March 24) – 19 games
Linus Ullmark (lower body, April 15) – 7 games
Kyle Okposo (cheek, April 17) – 6 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/22: Activated D William Borgen from IR

 

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, April 29: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Buffalo at Boston, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 3: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 6: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME

SABRES at RANGERS

  • This is the eighth and final meeting between the Sabres and Rangers this season.
  • Last meeting: New York defeated Buffalo 6-3 in New York on April 25.
  • The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Rangers; 3-7-0 on the road.
  • This is the 193rd game all-time between Buffalo and New York; Buffalo has an 85-70-37 seri­­­es record.
  • The Sabres are 34-41-20 on the road against the Rangers all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres have never played a regular-season game on April 27.
  • April 27, 1975: Gilbert Perreault (1+2), Rick Martin (1+1), Jim Lorentz (1+1), Fred Stanfield (0+2) and Peter Mcnab (0+2) all record multi-point games in the Sabres 6-5 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens.
  • April 27, 1994: Dominik Hasek stops 70 shots and Dave Hannan scores 5:43 into the fourth overtime as the Sabres beat New Jersey 1-0 in the longest game in Sabres history (125:43).
  • April 27, 1997: Steve Shields turns away 31 Ottawa shots to record his first-career playoff shutout in the Sabres 3-0 victory.
  • April 27, 1998: Miroslav Satan scores two goals and the Sabres score four goals in the second period in a 6-1 win against Philadelphia.
  • April 27, 1999: Vaclav Varada scores two goals and Alexei Zhitnik nets the game-winner in Buffalo’s 4-3 win to sweep the Ottawa Senators and move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

  • Sam Reinhart has recorded 13 points (8+5) in 14 games during the month of April. Reinhart leads the team in both goals and points this month.
    • Reinhart has 21 goals in 47 games this season, the fastest he has reached the 20-goal mark in his career. He is one of 15 players in franchise history to have at least five 20-goal seasons with the Sabres.
    • Reinhart’s 13 road goals this season are tied for third in the NHL.
  • Dylan Cozens has seven assists in his last nine games dating back to April 11. His seven assists during that span ties for the most among rookies and ties for ninth-most among all NHL skaters.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled 12 points (8+4) in his last 15 games dating back to March 31. His eight goals are second most on the team in that span, trailing only Sam Reinhart (9).
  • Entering play Monday, the Sabres were the least-penalized team in the NHL with 6:13 of penalty time per game. Buffalo’s 305 total penalty minutes are the fewest in the NHL.

HOT AGAINST THE RANGERS

  • Sam Reinhart has eight points (3+5) in seven games against the Rangers this season. His five assists and eight points are his most against any opponent this year.
  • Victor Olofsson has tallied six points (2+4) in seven contests with New York this season. His four assists mark his most against an opponent this season.
  • Olofsson (1+2, 3 GP) and Reinhart (2+2, 3 GP), are playing at a point-per-game pace at Madison Square Garden this season.
  • Dylan Cozens’ 7 faceoff win percentage against the Rangers is his highest against any opponent he has taken at least 10 draws against.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen paces all Buffalo players in time-on-ice per game played (23:35), hits (19) and blocked shots (11).

ALL DAHLED UP

  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded 11 points (3+8) in his last 13 contests dating back to April 3. Dahlin ranks in the top 10 among all NHL defensemen in goals (T-3rd), assists (T-6th), and points (T-3rd) during that stretch.
  • Dahlin’s eight even-strength points since April 3 are tied for third in the league among defensemen.
  • Dahlin’s goal on April 23 was the 18th of his NHL career, which trails only Andrei Svechnikov (57), Joel Farabee (23) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (22) for the most among players born in the 2000s, according to NHL Stats.
  • He currently ranks among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (12th), .47 A/GP (5th) and .56 PTS/GP (5th).

RISTO IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • With his goal on April 6 at New Jersey, Rasmus Ristolainen took sole possession of the eighth-most goals by a defenseman in Sabres history. He now trails Richard Smehlik by one goal for seventh-most.
  • Ristolainen’s first assist on Jan. 24 at Washington moved him past Jim Schoenfeld for the seventh-most career points recorded by a Sabres defenseman. He currently trails Bill Hajt by three points for sixth-most.
  • Ristolainen holds the franchise record for most overtime goals by a defenseman (4) and is tied for ninth all-time among the team’s blueliners with six game-winning goals.
  • Ristolainen’s career per-game output ranks him among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (14th), .36 A/GP (15th), .45 PTS/GP (13th)

BUF-NYR CONNECTIONS

  • Sabres forward Dylan Cozens and Rangers forward Alexis Lafrenière won a gold medal for Team Canada together at the 2020 IIHF World Championship.
  • Sabres defenseman Henri Jokiharju and Rangers forward Kaapo Kakko played together on Finland’s national team at both the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship and at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. The duo won a gold medal at both tournaments. Sabres goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was also on Finland’s roster at the World Junior Tournament with Jokiharju and Kakko.
  • Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt and Rangers defensemen Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren won a bronze medal together while representing the United States at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which was held in Buffalo.
  • Sabres forward Tage Thompson won a gold medal for Team USA with Rangers defensemen Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
  • Sabres forward Tage Thompson won a bronze medal for Team USA with Rangers forward Chris Krieder at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league-leaders entering play Monday)

  • Reinhart: 9 PPG (T-8)
  • Ristolainen: 167 Hits (4th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (167), Miller (86), Dahlin (67)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (56), Miller (50), Irwin (43)
Shots: Olofsson (113), Reinhart (108), Dahlin (99)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 4-4-2 (10), 30/32, 12/39, 19/23
11-20: 2-7-1 (5), 16/28, 7/23, 18/23
21-30: 0-9-1 (1), 18/45, 0/14, 18/26
31-40: 3-5-2 (8), 28/35, 3/23, 28/34
41-50: 4-4-1 (9), 28/29, 5/31, 15/19

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-4; 126-138 all-time)
Jan. 28 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Lafrenière, 2:47)
Feb. 25 vs. NJD: L, 4-3 (GWG-Zacha, 1:17)
March 29 vs. PHI: L 4-3 (GWG-Provorov, 0:42)
April 1 vs. NYR: L 3-2 (GWG Zibanejad, 4:32)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-3; 80-74 all-time)
Jan. 22 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Carlson)
Jan. 24 at WSH: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
Jan. 30 vs. NJD: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
March 9 at PHI: L 5-4 (GDG-Couturier)
April 3 vs. NYR: W 3-2 (GDG-Thompson)
April 13 at BOS: L 3-2 (GDG-Coyle)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
Rasmus Dahlin … 10 games … 200 career games
Goals
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 goal … 47 career goals (T-7th in franchise history, defensemen)
Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 5 assists … 200 career assists
Colin Miller … 7 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Sam Reinhart … 10 points … 300 career points 

RECENT MILESTONES
Mattias Samuelsson … First NHL point (assist)… April 23 vs BOS
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen … First NHL win … April 23 vs BOS

Game Preview: 4/25/21 at NY Rangers

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

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LAST GAME
Friday, April 23
Boston 4 at Buffalo 6
Goals: Reinhart (3), Dahlin, Mittelstadt, Ruotsalainen
Goalie: Luukkonen (36 saves/40 shots)
PP: 2/3; PK: 1/1; Shots: Boston 40 – Buffalo 34

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 247)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zemgus Girgensons (hamstring, Jan. 14; injured reserve) – 48 games
Jake McCabe (knee, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 34 games
Jack Eichel (neck, March 9; injured reserve) – 25 games
Carter Hutton (lower body, March 24) – 18 games
Linus Ullmark (lower body, April 15) – 6 games
Kyle Okposo (cheek, April 17) – 5 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/20: Signed Lukas Rousek to a two-year, entry-level contract; Recalled G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the taxi squad; Reassigned G Michael Houser to the taxi squad
4/22: Activated D William Borgen from IR

 

UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, April 27: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 29: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Buffalo at Boston, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 3: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME

SABRES at RANGERS

  • This is the seventh of eight meetings between the Sabres and Rangers this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated New York 3-2 (SO) in Buffalo on April 3.
  • Next meeting: Tuesday, April 27 in New York.
  • The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Rangers; 3-7-0 on the road.
  • This is the 192nd game all-time between Buffalo and New York; Buffalo has an 85-69-37 seri­­­es record.
  • The Sabres are 34-40-20 on the road against the Rangers all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres have never played a regular-season game on April 25.
  • April 25, 1999: Dominik Hasek stops 31 shots to record his sixth career playoff shutout and Brian Holzinger scores two goals in a 3-0 win against the Senators.
  • April 25, 2007: Thomas Vanek nets two goals, including the game-winner, as Buffalo defeats the Rangers 5-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

  • Sam Reinhart has recorded 11 points (7+4) in 13 games during the month of April. Reinhart is tied for the team lead in goals and leads the team in points this month.
    • Reinhart has 20 goals in 46 games this season, the fastest he has reached the 20-goal mark in his career. He is one of 15 players in franchise history to have at least five 20-goal seasons with the Sabres.
    • Reinhart’s 12 road goals this season are tied for fifth in the NHL.
  • Dylan Cozens has seven assists in his last eight games dating back to April 11. His seven assists during that span leads all rookies and ties for second-most among all NHL skaters.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled 11 points (8+3) in his last 14 games. His eight goals ties him with Reinhart for the team lead during that stretch.
  • Dustin Tokarski was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending April 18.
    • Tokarski made a league-best 128 saves on 137 shots during the week, compiling a 2.27 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
    • Tokarski ranks fifth in the NHL with 273 saves during the month of April.
  • Entering play Saturday, the Sabres were the least-penalized team in the NHL with 6:13 of penalty time per game. Buffalo has been assessed 299 total penalty minutes this season, nine fewer than the next closest team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

HOT AGAINST THE RANGERS

  • Sam Reinhart has six points (2+4) in six games against the Rangers this season. His four assists are his most against an opponent and six points tie for his most against an opponent.
  • Victor Olofsson tallied five points (1+4) in six contests with New York this season. His four assists mark his most against an opponent this season.
  • Rasmus Asplund (1+0, 1 GP), Olofsson (0+2, 2 GP), Reinhart (1+1, 2 GP), and Tobias Rieder (1+0, 1 GP) are all playing at a point-per-game pace at Madison Square Garden this season.
  • Dylan Cozens’ 9 faceoff win percentage against the Rangers is his highest against any opponent he has taken at least 10 draws against.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen paces all Buffalo players in time-on-ice per game played (24:25), hits (14) and blocked shots (11).

ALL DAHLED UP

  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded ten points (3+7) in his last 12 contests dating back to April 3. Dahlin ranks in the top-10 among all NHL defensemen in goals (T-2nd), assists (T-7th), and points (T-2nd) during that stretch.
  • Dahlin’s seven even-strength points since April 3 are tied for fourth in the league among defensemen.
  • Dahlin’s goal on April 23 was the 18th of his NHL career, which trails only Andrei Svechnikov (57), Joel Farabee (23) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (22) for the most among players born in the 2000s, according to NHL Stats.
  • He currently ranks among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .10 G/GP (12th), .47 A/GP (5th) and .56 PTS/GP (5th).

RISTO IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • With his goal on April 6 at New Jersey, Rasmus Ristolainen took sole possession of the eighth-most goals by a defenseman in Sabres history. He now trails Richard Smehlik by one goal for seventh-most.
  • Ristolainen’s first assist on Jan. 24 at Washington moved him past Jim Schoenfeld for the seventh-most career points recorded by a Sabres defenseman. He currently trails Bill Hajt by three points for sixth-most.
  • Ristolainen holds the franchise record for most overtime goals by a defenseman (4) and is tied for ninth all-time among the team’s blueliners with six game-winning goals.
  • Ristolainen’s career per-game output ranks him among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (14th), .37 A/GP (15th), .45 PTS/GP (13th)

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league entering play Saturday)

  • Reinhart: 9 PPG (T-8)
  • Ristolainen: 162 Hits (4th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (162), Miller (86), Dahlin (66)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (56), Miller (50), Irwin (43)
Shots: Olofsson (109), Reinhart (105), Dahlin (96)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 4-4-2 (10), 30/32, 12/39, 19/23
11-20: 2-7-1 (5), 16/28, 7/23, 18/23
21-30: 0-9-1 (1), 18/45, 0/14, 18/26
31-40: 3-5-2 (8), 28/35, 3/23, 28/34
41-50: 4-3-1 (9), 25/23, 4/27, 14/16

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-4; 126-138 all-time)
Jan. 28 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Lafrenière, 2:47)
Feb. 25 vs. NJD: L, 4-3 (GWG-Zacha, 1:17)
March 29 vs. PHI: L 4-3 (GWG-Provorov, 0:42)
April 1 vs. NYR: L 3-2 (GWG Zibanejad, 4:32)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-3; 80-74 all-time)
Jan. 22 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Carlson)
Jan. 24 at WSH: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
Jan. 30 vs. NJD: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
March 9 at PHI: L 5-4 (GDG-Couturier)
April 3 vs. NYR: W 3-2 (GDG-Thompson)
April 13 at BOS: L 3-2 (GDG-Coyle)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
N/A
Goals
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 goal … 47 career goals (T-7th in franchise history, defensemen)
Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 5 assists … 200 career assists
Colin Miller … 8 assists … 100 career assists
Points
N/A

RECENT MILESTONES
Mattias Samuelsson … First NHL point (assist) … April 23 vs BOS
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen … First NHL win … April 23 vs BOS

Game Preview: 4/23/21 vs. Boston

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

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LAST GAME
Thursday, April 22
Boston 5 at Buffalo 1
Goals: Ruotsalainen
Goalie: Tokarski (33 saves/38 shots)
PP: 0/5; PK: 2/2; Shots: Boston 38 – Buffalo 30

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 241)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zemgus Girgensons (hamstring, Jan. 14; injured reserve) – 47 games
Jake McCabe (knee, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 33 games
Jack Eichel (neck, March 9; injured reserve) – 24 games
Carter Hutton (lower body, March 24) – 17 games
Linus Ullmark (lower body, April 15) – 5 games
Kyle Okposo (cheek, April 17) – 4 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/17: Recalled F Steven Fogarty from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from Rochester to the taxi squad
4/18: Recalled D Mattias Samuelsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned F Steven Fogarty to the taxi squad; Reassigned F C.J. Smith to Rochester
4/20: Signed Lukas Rousek to a two-year, entry-level contract; Recalled G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the taxi squad; Reassigned G Michael Houser to the taxi squad
4/22: Activated D William Borgen from IR

UPCOMING GAMES
Sunday, April 25: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 29: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Buffalo at Boston, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 3: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
BRUINS at SABRES

  • This is the sixth of eight meetings between the Sabres and Bruins this season.
  • Last meeting: Boston defeated Buffalo 5-2 in Buffalo April 22.
  • Next meeting: Thursday, April 29 in Boston
  • The Sabres are 0-8-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Bruins; 1-8-1 at home.
  • This is the 302nd game all-time between Buffalo and Boston; Buffalo has a 125-130-46 series record.
  • The Sabres are 74-54-24 at home against the Bruins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 2-0-0 all-time on April 23 (regular season).
  • April 23, 1995: Donald Audette (2+0), Pat LaFontaine (1+1) and Doug Bodger (0+3) all record multi-point outings in the Sabres’ 4-2 win against Philadelphia.
  • April 23, 1999: Miroslav Satan scores the game-tying goal in the third period before notching the game-winner in double overtime as Buffalo outlasts Ottawa 3-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
  • April 23, 2010: Ryan Miller turns away 34 of 35 shots to help the Sabres force Game 6 with a 4-1 win against the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
  • April 23, 2013: Thomas Vanek records three points (2+1) and reaches the 20-goal mark for the eighth consecutive season, despite a shortened NHL season, as the Sabres defeat the Penguins 4-2.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

  • With their matchup on Tuesday, Boston became the first opponent the Sabres played in the regular season 300 times in franchise history. Buffalo’s 125 wins against Boston are the team’s second-highest total against any opponent (Montreal, 130).
  • The Sabres will meet the Bruins five times in seven games during a 12-day span from April 22 to May 1.
  • Following Thursday’s game, the Sabres were tied with Detroit and Pittsburgh for the NHL lead with 25 different goal-scorers this season.
  • Buffalo has not allowed a power-play goal in four consecutive games against the Bruins. The Sabres have killed 14 straight Boston power-plays dating back to the third period of their game on March 18.
  • Dustin Tokarski was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending April 18.
    • Tokarski made a league-best 128 saves on 137 shots during the week, compiling a 2.27 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
    • Tokarski ranks fourth in the NHL with 273 saves during the month of April.
  • Dylan Cozens has six assists in his last seven games. His six assists since April 11 leads all rookies and ties for sixth among all NHL skaters during that time span.
  • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is expected to make his NHL debut tonight. If he does, the Sabres will join the Ottawa Senators as the only NHL teams to have five goaltenders play for them this season.
  • Anders Bjork has recorded four points (1+3) in six games as a Sabre, including two assists in three games against his former team, the Boston Bruins.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled ten points (7+3) in his last 13 games and leads all Sabres in both goals and points during that stretch.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded eight points (2+6) in his last 11 contests dating back to April 3.
    • Following Thursday’s game, Dahlin’s six even-strength points and eight total points since April 3 tied him for seventh and sixth, respectively, among all NHL defensemen during that stretch.
  • Sam Reinhart has five points (4+1) in his last seven games. Reinhart is on pace to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season despite the shortened schedule.
  • Following Thursday’s game, the Sabres were the least-penalized team in the NHL with 6:16 of penalty time per game. Buffalo has been assessed 295 total penalty minutes this season, nine fewer than the closest team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s 13th of 14 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began last night with a 5-1 loss against the Bruins. The Sabres are 3-10-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 2-9-1 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to-back sets is: four points (0), three points (1), two points (4), one point (0) and zero points (7).

300 CLUB

  • Boston is the first opponent the Sabres have played 300 regular season games against in franchise history.
  • 397 skaters and 38 goaltenders have suited up for at least one contest against the Bruins.
  • The Sabres all-time leading goal scorer against the Bruins is Dave Andreychuk, who netted 39 goals in 79 games. His 18 power-play goals lead the team and 34 power-play points is tied with Gilbert Perreault for first.
  • Gilbert Perreault paces the team in career games (99), assists (64), and points (100) against the Bruins.
  • Nine Sabres players average a point per game or better against the Bruins (min. 10 GP)
    • Pat LaFontaine – 1.30, Daniel Briere – 26, Rene Robert – 1.20, Thomas Vanek – 1.14, Eddie Shack – 1.09, Richard Martin – 1.06, Alexander Mogilny – 1.03, Gilbert Perreault – 1.01 and Danny Gare – 1.00.
  • Ryan Miller started 42 career games for the Sabres against the Bruins and went 26-9-7. His 26 wins and 42 games played against the Bruins are first among Sabres goaltenders.
  • Among Sabres goalies to play in at least five games against Boston, Dominik Hasek leads with a .933 save percentage, a 2.02 goals-against average and three shutouts.

THREE IN A ROW

  • Today’s matchup is the third game of three straight against the Bruins. This series marks the second time the Sabres will play a team three straight times in the same regular season in franchise history.
  • The previous set of three straight games was on the road against the New York Islanders in March.
  • Buffalo has previously played the same opponent in three straight regular-season games on four occasions by wrapping up one season and beginning the next against the same team: Montreal (1987-88 and 1988-89), Quebec (1981-82 and 1982-83; 1991-92 and 1992-93) and Washington (2019-20 and 2020-21).
  • The Sabres have previously played the same team three times in a 10-day period just 15 times in franchise history. Before doing so against New Jersey in February, Buffalo had never played the same team three times in a seven-day span.

RISTO IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • With his goal on April 6 at New Jersey, Rasmus Ristolainen took sole possession of the eighth-most goals by a defenseman in Sabres history. He now trails Richard Smehlik by one goal for seventh-most.
  • Ristolainen’s first assist on Jan. 24 at Washington moved him past Jim Schoenfeld for the seventh-most career points recorded by a Sabres defenseman. He currently trails Bill Hajt by three points for sixth-most.
  • Ristolainen holds the franchise record for most overtime goals by a defenseman (4) and is tied for ninth all-time among the team’s blueliners with six game-winning goals.
  • Ristolainen’s career per-game output ranks him among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (14th), .37 A/GP (15th), .45 PTS/GP (12th) 

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league following Thursday’s game)

  • Ristolainen: 159 Hits (4th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (159), Miller (86), Dahlin (64)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (55), Miller (50), Irwin (43)
Shots: Olofsson (108), Reinhart (98), Dahlin (95)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 4-4-2 (10), 30/32, 12/39, 19/23
11-20: 2-7-1 (5), 16/28, 7/23, 18/23
21-30: 0-9-1 (1), 18/45, 0/14, 18/26
31-40: 3-5-2 (8), 28/35, 3/23, 28/34
41-50: 3-3-1 (7), 19/19, 2/24, 13/15

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-4; 126-138 all-time)
Jan. 28 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Lafrenière, 2:47)
Feb. 25 vs. NJD: L, 4-3 (GWG-Zacha, 1:17)
March 29 vs. PHI: L 4-3 (GWG-Provorov, 0:42)
April 1 vs. NYR: L 3-2 (GWG Zibanejad, 4:32)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-3; 80-74 all-time)
Jan. 22 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Carlson)
Jan. 24 at WSH: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
Jan. 30 vs. NJD: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
March 9 at PHI: L 5-4 (GDG-Couturier)
April 3 vs. NYR: W 3-2 (GDG-Thompson)
April 13 at BOS: L 3-2 (GDG-Coyle)

 

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
N/A

Goals
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 goal … 47 career goals (T-7th in franchise history, defensemen)

Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 5 assists … 200 career assists
Colin Miller … 8 assists … 100 career assists

Points
N/A

RECENT MILESTONES
Mattias Samuelsson … First NHL game … April 18 vs PIT

Game Preview: 4/22/21 vs. Boston

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LAST GAME
Tuesday, April 20
Boston 2 at Buffalo 0
Goals: N/A
Goalie: Tokarski (39 saves/41 shots)
PP: 0/6; PK: 4/4; Shots: Boston 41 – Buffalo 32

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 235)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zemgus Girgensons (hamstring, Jan. 14; injured reserve) – 46 games
William Borgen (forearm, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 32 games
Jake McCabe (knee, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 32 games
Jack Eichel (neck, March 9; injured reserve) – 23 games
Carter Hutton (lower body, March 24) – 16 games
Linus Ullmark (lower body, April 15) – 4 games
Kyle Okposo (cheek, April 17) – 3 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/17: Recalled F Steven Fogarty from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from Rochester to the taxi squad
4/18: Recalled D Mattias Samuelsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned F Steven Fogarty to the taxi squad; Reassigned F C.J. Smith to Rochester
4/20: Signed Lukas Rousek to a two-year, entry-level contract; Recalled G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the taxi squad; Reassigned G Michael Houser to the taxi squad

 

UPCOMING GAMES
Friday, April 23: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 25: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 29: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Buffalo at Boston, 1 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME

BRUINS at SABRES

  • This is the fifth of eight meetings between the Sabres and Bruins this season.
  • Last meeting: Boston defeated Buffalo 2-0 in Buffalo April 20.
  • Next meeting: Friday, April 23 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Bruins; 1-7-2 at home.
  • This is the 301st game all-time between Buffalo and Boston; Buffalo has a 125-129-46 series record.
  • The Sabres are 74-53-24 at home against the Bruins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 0-1-0 all-time on April 20 (regular season).
  • April 22, 1978: The Sabres score three unanswered goals in the third period and Don Edwards makes 20 saves in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia in game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Memorial Auditorium.
  • April 22, 2011: Tyler Ennis records his first career multi-goal (2+0) playoff game in a 4-3 win in Philadelphia during game five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

  • With their matchup on Tuesday, Boston became the first opponent the Sabres played in the regular season 300 times in franchise history. Buffalo’s 125 wins against Boston are the team’s second-highest total against any opponent (Montreal, 130).
  • The Sabres will meet the Bruins five times in seven games during a 12-day span from April 22 to May 1.
  • Dustin Tokarski was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending April 18.
    • Tokarski made a league-best 128 saves on 137 shots during the week, compiling a 2.27 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
    • Tokarski ranks fourth in the NHL with 240 saves during the month of April.
  • Tokarski is 1-1-1 in his career against the Bruins with a .953 save percentage and 1.69 goals-against average. Tokarski recorded his first NHL assist against Boston March 13, 2012.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled ten points (7+3) in his last 12 games and leads all Sabres in both goals and points during that stretch.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded eight points (2+6) in his last 10 contests dating back to April 3.
    • Entering play Wednesday, Dahlin’s six even-strength points and eight total points since April 3 tied him for sixth and fourth, respectively, among all NHL defensemen during that stretch.
  • Sam Reinhart has five points (4+1) in his last six games. Reinhart is on pace to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season despite the shortened schedule.
  • Dylan Cozens has five assists in his last six games.
  • Entering play Wednesday, the Sabres were the least-penalized team in the NHL with 6:16 of penalty time per game. Buffalo has been assessed 289 total penalty minutes this season, 11 fewer than the closest team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

BACK-TO-BACK

Today’s game open’s Buffalo’s 13th of 14 sets of back-to-back games this season, which continues Friday night vs. Boston. The Sabres are 3-9-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 2-9-1 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to-back sets is: four points (0), three points (1), two points (4), one point (0) and zero points (7).

300 CLUB

  • Boston is the first opponent the Sabres have played 300 regular season games against in franchise history.
  • 396 skaters and 38 goaltenders have suited up for at least one contest against the Bruins.
  • The Sabres all-time leading goal scorer against the Bruins is Dave Andreychuk, who netted 39 goals in 79 games. His 18 power-play goals lead the team and 34 power-play points is tied with Gilbert Perreault for first.
  • Gilbert Perreault paces the team in career games (99), assists (64), and points (100) against the Bruins.
  • Nine Sabres players average a point per game or better against the Bruins (min. 10 GP)
    • Pat LaFontaine – 1.30, Daniel Briere – 26, Rene Robert – 1.20, Thomas Vanek – 1.14, Eddie Shack – 1.09, Richard Martin – 1.06, Alexander Mogilny – 1.03, Gilbert Perreault – 1.01 and Danny Gare – 1.00.
  • Ryan Miller started 42 career games for the Sabres against the Bruins and went 26-9-7. His 26 wins and 42 games played against the Bruins are first among Sabres goaltenders.
  • Among Sabres goalies to play in at least five games against Boston, Dominik Hasek leads with a .933 save percentage, a 2.02 goals-against average and three shutouts.

THREE IN A ROW

  • Today’s matchup is the second game of three straight against the Bruins. This series marks the second time the Sabres will play a team three straight times in the same regular season in franchise history.
  • The previous set of three straight games was on the road against the New York Islanders in March.
  • Buffalo has previously played the same opponent in three straight regular-season games on four occasions by wrapping up one season and beginning the next against the same team: Montreal (1987-88 and 1988-89), Quebec (1981-82 and 1982-83; 1991-92 and 1992-93) and Washington (2019-20 and 2020-21).
  • The Sabres have previously played the same team three times in a 10-day period just 15 times in franchise history. Before doing so against New Jersey in February, Buffalo had never played the same team three times in a seven-day span.

THREE’S COMPANY

  • In the team’s last nine games, the line of Rasmus Asplund, Casey Mittelstadt and Tage Thompson has skated together more than any other forward line at 5-on-5 (87:46) and have outscored opponents 4-1, according to Natural Stat Trick.
  • The trio has combined for an 80 percent high-danger goals-for percentage over the nine-game stretch despite being tied at 18 chances a piece against their opponents.
  • All three players have scored at least three times during the eight-game stretch – Asplund on April 6, 11 and 18, Mittelstadt on April 6, 9, 11, 15, and 17 and Thompson on April 8, 9, 15 and 17.
  • Mittelstadt (6+2) leads the Sabres in goals and is tied for the team lead in points during the stretch, while Asplund (3+2) and Thompson (4+1) are tied for fifth.

RISTO IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • With his goal on April 6 at New Jersey, Rasmus Ristolainen took sole possession of the eighth-most goals by a defenseman in Sabres history. He now trails Richard Smehlik by one goal for seventh-most.
  • Ristolainen’s first assist on Jan. 24 at Washington moved him past Jim Schoenfeld for the seventh-most career points recorded by a Sabres defenseman. He currently trails Bill Hajt by three points for sixth-most.
  • Ristolainen holds the franchise record for most overtime goals by a defenseman (4) and is tied for ninth all-time among the team’s blueliners with six game-winning goals.
  • Ristolainen’s career per-game output ranks him among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (14th), .37 A/GP (15th), .45 PTS/GP (12th)

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league entering play Wednesday)

  • Ristolainen: 154 Hits (4th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (154), Miller (86), Dahlin (62)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (54), Miller (50), Irwin (43)
Shots: Olofsson (107), Dahlin (94), Reinhart (94)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 4-4-2 (10), 30/32, 12/39, 19/23
11-20: 2-7-1 (5), 16/28, 7/23, 18/23
21-30: 0-9-1 (1), 18/45, 0/14, 18/26
31-40: 3-5-2 (8), 28/35, 3/23, 28/34
41-50: 3-2-1 (7), 18/14, 2/19, 11/13

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-4; 126-138 all-time)
Jan. 28 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Lafrenière, 2:47)
Feb. 25 vs. NJD: L, 4-3 (GWG-Zacha, 1:17)
March 29 vs. PHI: L 4-3 (GWG-Provorov, 0:42)
April 1 vs. NYR: L 3-2 (GWG Zibanejad, 4:32)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-3; 80-74 all-time)
Jan. 22 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Carlson)
Jan. 24 at WSH: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
Jan. 30 vs. NJD: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
March 9 at PHI: L 5-4 (GDG-Couturier)
April 3 vs. NYR: W 3-2 (GDG-Thompson)
April 13 at BOS: L 3-2 (GDG-Coyle)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
N/A
Goals
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 goal … 47 career goals (T-7th in franchise history, defensemen)
Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 5 assists … 200 career assists
Colin Miller … 8 assists … 100 career assists
Points
N/A

RECENT MILESTONES
Mattias Samuelsson … First NHL game … April 18 vs PIT

Game Preview: 4/20/21 vs. Boston

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

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LAST GAME
Sunday, April 18
Pittsburgh 2 at Buffalo 4
Goals: Reinhart (2), Ruotsalainen, Asplund
Goalie: Tokarski (34 saves/36 shots)
PP: 1/4; PK: 2/2; Shots: Pittsburgh 36 – Buffalo 29

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 228)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zemgus Girgensons (hamstring, Jan. 14; injured reserve) – 45 games
William Borgen (forearm, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 31 games
Jake McCabe (knee, Feb. 22; injured reserve) – 31 games
Jack Eichel (neck, March 9; injured reserve) – 22 games
Carter Hutton (lower body, March 24) – 15 games
Linus Ullmark (lower body, April 15) – 3 games
Kyle Okposo (cheek, April 17) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/12: Acquired F Anders Bjork and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for F Taylor Hall and F Curtis Lazar
4/15: Recalled G Michael Houser from the taxi squad
4/17: Recalled F Steven Fogarty from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from Rochester to the taxi squad
4/18: Recalled D Mattias Samuelsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL); Reassigned F Steven Fogarty to the taxi squad; Reassigned F C.J. Smith to Rochester
4/20: Recalled G Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the taxi squad; Reassigned G Michael Houser to the taxi squad

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, April 22: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 23: Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 25: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 29: Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
BRUINS at SABRES

  • This is the fourth of eight meetings between the Sabres and Bruins this season.
  • Last meeting: Boston defeated Buffalo 3-2 (SO) in Boston on April 13.
  • Next meeting: Thursday, April 22 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Bruins; 1-7-2 at home.
  • This is the 300th game all-time between Buffalo and Boston; Buffalo has a 125-128-46 series record.
  • The Sabres are 74-52-24 at home against the Bruins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres have never played on April 20 in the regular season.
  • April 20, 1980: Buffalo completes its first seven-game series sweep in franchise history, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • April 20, 2007: Drew Stafford scores his first playoff goal as the Sabres defeat the Islanders 4-3 in game five to win the series 4-1.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.

  • Boston is the first opponent the Sabres have played in the regular season 300 times in franchise history. Buffalo’s 125 wins against Boston are the team’s second-highest total against any opponent (Montreal, 130).
  • The Sabres will meet the Bruins five times in their next seven games during a 12=day span from April 20 to May 1.
  • Dustin Tokarski was named the NHL’s first star of the week for the week ending April 18.
    • Tokarski made a league-best 128 saves on 137 shots during the week, compiling a 2.27 goals-against average and .934 save percentage.
    • Tokarski ranks fourth in the NHL with 201 saves during the month of April.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled ten points (7+3) in his last 11 games and leads all Sabres in both goals and points during that stretch.
    • Entering play Monday, Mittelstadt was tied for eighth in the NHL with six goals during the month of April.
  • Dylan Cozens has five assists in his last five games.
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded eight points (2+6) in his last nine contests dating back to April 3.
    • Entering play Monday, Dahlin’s six even-strength points and eight total points since April 3 tied him for first and fourth, respectively, among all NHL defensemen during that stretch.
  • Sam Reinhart has five points (4+1) in his last five games, including at least one point in each of his last three. Reinhart is on pace to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season despite the shortened schedule.
  • Entering play Monday, the Sabres were the least-penalized team in the NHL with 6:14 of penalty time per game. Buffalo has been assessed 281 total penalty minutes this season, nine fewer than the closest team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

300 CLUB

  • Boston is the first opponent the Sabres have played 300 regular season games against in franchise history.
  • 394 skaters and 38 goaltenders have suited up for at least one contest against the Bruins.
  • The Sabres all-time leading goal scorer against the Bruins is Dave Andreychuk, who netted 39 goals in 79 games. His 18 power-play goals lead the team and 34 power-play points is tied with Gilbert Perreault for first.
  • Gilbert Perreault paces the team in career games (99), assists (64), and points (100) against the Bruins.
  • Nine Sabres players average a point per game or better against the Bruins (min. 10 GP)
    • Pat LaFontaine – 1.30, Daniel Briere – 26, Rene Robert – 1.20, Thomas Vanek – 1.14, Eddie Shack – 1.09, Richard Martin – 1.06, Alexander Mogilny – 1.03, Gilbert Perreault – 1.01 and Danny Gare – 1.00.
  • Ryan Miller started 42 career games for the Sabres against the Bruins and went 26-9-7. His 26 wins and 42 games played against the Bruins are first among Sabres goaltenders.
  • Among Sabres goalies to play in at least five games against Boston, Dominik Hasek leads with a .933 save percentage, a 2.02 goals-against average and three shutouts.

THREE IN A ROW

  • Today’s matchup is the first game of three straight against the Bruins. This series marks the second time the Sabres will play a team three straight times in the same regular season in franchise history.
  • The previous set of three straight games was on the road against the New York Islanders in March.
  • Buffalo has previously played the same opponent in three straight regular-season games on four occasions by wrapping up one season and beginning the next against the same team: Montreal (1987-88 and 1988-89), Quebec (1981-82 and 1982-83; 1991-92 and 1992-93) and Washington (2019-20 and 2020-21).
  • The Sabres have previously played the same team three times in a 10-day period just 15 times in franchise history. Before doing so against New Jersey in February, Buffalo had never played the same team three times in a seven-day span.

HOT AGAINST THE BRUINS

  • Anders Bjork tallied an assist in his first game against his former team on April 13. It was his first game as a Sabre after being traded with a second-round draft pick for Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar April 12.
  • Henri Jokiharju has recorded two assists in two games against Boston this season.
  • Dustin Tokarski is 1-0-1 in his career against the Bruins with a .954 save percentage and 1.50 goals-against average. Tokarski recorded his first NHL assist against Boston March 13, 2012

THREE’S COMPANY

  • In the team’s last eight games, the line of Rasmus Asplund, Casey Mittelstadt and Tage Thompson has skated together more than any other forward line at 5-on-5 (77:15). During that time, they have outscored opponents 4-1 and have a 51.6 expected-goals percentage at 5-on-5, according to Natural Stat Trick.
  • The trio has recorded 17 high-danger chances-for and given up only 12 high-danger chances-against for a 58.62 high-danger chances-for percentage.
  • All three players have scored at least three during the eight-game stretch – Asplund on April 6, 11 and 18, Mittelstadt on April 6, 9, 11, 15, and 17 and Thompson on April 8, 9, 15 and 17.
  • Mittelstadt (5+2) leads the Sabres in goals and is tied for the team lead in points during the stretch, while Asplund (3+2) and Thompson (4+1) are tied for fourth. The trio are also the team’s three leaders in plus/minus since April 6.

RISTO IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • With his goal on April 6 at New Jersey, Rasmus Ristolainen took sole possession of the eighth-most goals by a defenseman in Sabres history. He now trails Richard Smehlik by one goal for seventh-most.
  • Ristolainen’s first assist on Jan. 24 at Washington moved him past Jim Schoenfeld for the seventh-most career points recorded by a Sabres defenseman. He currently trails Bill Hajt by three points for sixth-most.
  • Ristolainen holds the franchise record for most overtime goals by a defenseman (4) and is tied for ninth all-time among the team’s blueliners with six game-winning goals.
  • Ristolainen’s career per-game output ranks him among the franchise’s top 15 defensemen in every major scoring category (min. 82 GP): .09 G/GP (14th), .37 A/GP (15th), .45 PTS/GP (11th)

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league entering play Monday)

  • Okposo: 2 SHP (T-10th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (152), Miller (83), Dahlin (60)
Blocked Shots: Miller (48), Ristolainen (48), Irwin (43)
Shots: Olofsson (106), Reinhart (93), Dahlin (92)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 4-4-2 (10), 30/32, 12/39, 19/23
11-20: 2-7-1 (5), 16/28, 7/23, 18/23
21-30: 0-9-1 (1), 18/45, 0/14, 18/26
31-40: 3-5-2 (8), 28/35, 3/23, 28/34
41-50: 3-1-1 (7), 18/12, 2/13, 7/9

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-4; 126-138 all-time)
Jan. 28 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Lafrenière, 2:47)
Feb. 25 vs. NJD: L, 4-3 (GWG-Zacha, 1:17)
March 29 vs. PHI: L 4-3 (GWG-Provorov, 0:42)
April 1 vs. NYR: L 3-2 (GWG Zibanejad, 4:32)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-3; 80-74 all-time)
Jan. 22 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Carlson)
Jan. 24 at WSH: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
Jan. 30 vs. NJD: W, 4-3 (GDG-Eichel)
March 9 at PHI: L 5-4 (GDG-Couturier)
April 3 vs. NYR: W 3-2 (GDG-Thompson)
April 13 at BOS: L 3-2 (GDG-Coyle)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
N/A

Goals
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 goal … 47 career goals (T-7th in franchise history, defensemen)

Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 5 assists … 200 career assists
Colin Miller … 8 assists … 100 career assists

Points
N/A

RECENT MILESTONES
Mattias Samuelsson … 1st NHL game … April 18 vs PIT