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Postgame Report: 2/16 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(8-4-3)
2 0 1 3 24
Sabres
(4-6-2)
0 0 0 0 20

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill to improve to 18-for-20 (90.0%) in their last 11 games against the Islanders.
  • The Sabres have now killed 16 of their last 18 penalties to improve to 81.5 percent on the penalty kill this season, ranking 11th in the NHL.
  • Through 12 games, Buffalo has allowed just five power-play goals against. The team now ranks third in the NHL with .42 power-play goals against per game.
  • Rasmus Dahlin led both teams with 25:21 of ice time tonight, topping 25 minutes for the second consecutive night.
  • In Dahlin’s 19:55 of 5-on-5 time, the Sabres out-attempted the Islanders 27-10 (71.4% CF%). Among defensemen in tonight’s game, only Dahlin’s defense partner, Colin Miller, posted a better corsi for percentage (73.0%).
  • William Borgen recorded a team-high five hits in tonight’s game.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Islanders Sorokin W 0 20
Sabres Hutton L 2 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Sorokin 1-2-1 .895 2.74
Sabres Hutton 1-4-0 .898 2.85

 

Postgame Report: 2/15 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(7-4-3)
2 1 0 3 29
Sabres
(4-5-2)
0 1 0 1 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres fell to 2-2-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets this season. They have split two of their previous sets and were swept in the other.
  • Brandon Davidson and Steven Fogarty both made their Sabres debuts tonight. William Borgen made his season debut after appearing in four games with the team in March 2019.
  • Victor Olofsson’s second-period power-play goal extended his point streak to seven games (3+5), surpassing his previous career-best streak.
  • The Sabres have now scored at least one power-play goal in each of their last six games. The team is 10-for-24 (41.7%) on the power play in those contests.
  • Olofsson has recorded a power-play point in each of Buffalo’s last six games, totaling seven power-play points in those contests (3+4). He is the first NHL player to record power-play points in six straight games since David Pastrnak (Dec. 23, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020) and the first Sabres player to do so since Daniel Briere (Oct. 20 to Nov. 2, 2005).
    • Only two Sabres have recorded power-play points in more than six consecutive games: Dave Andreychuk (11, Oct. 21 to Nov. 14, 1992) and Pat LaFontaine (8, Jan. 21 to Feb. 4, 1992).
  • Olofsson’s team-high four power-play goals this season tie for fourth-most in the NHL. With 17 career power-play goals, he trails only David Pastrnak (22) and Leon Draisaitl (20) for the most in the league since he made his NHL debut on March 28, 2019.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Islanders Varlamov W 1 21
Sabres Ullmark L 3 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Varlamov 7-2-2 .931 1.89
Sabres Ullmark 3-2-2 .912 2.63

 

Postgame Report: 1/31 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(4-3-2)
2 1 2 5 37
Sabres
(4-4-2)
0 2 1 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal of the season on the power play in the second period, improving his career output against New Jersey to seven points (1+6) in six games.
  • Dahlin became the Sabres’ league-leading eighth player to score a goal with the man-advantage in 2020-21. Rasmus Ristolainen increased the team’s total to nine with his third-period power-play goal.
  • With two power-play assists today, Victor Olofsson has extended his point streak to six games (2+5), tying his previous career high.
  • Olofsson’s eight power-play points (3+5) tie him with Joe Pavelski for the NHL lead this season.
  • Olofsson now has seven points (4+3) in four career games against the Devils.
  • Jack Eichel, who also assisted on both power-play goals, has recorded 14 points (6+8) in his 13 career games against the Devils. His team-high nine assists tie for sixth-most in the NHL this season and his team-high 11 points tie for seventh.
  • Eichel went 17-for-25 on faceoffs today (68.0%), matching his career-high total of 17 faceoff wins set on Jan. 22 at Washington.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen and Jake McCabe, who both assisted on Buffalo’s first goal, have now been on the ice together for eight 5-on-5 goals for this season. Only Edmonton’s Ethan Bear and Darnell Nurse (9 GF) have been on the ice for more 5-on-5 goals as a pair this season.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Devils Comrie W 3 33
Sabres Hutton L 4 36
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Comrie 1-0-0 .909 3.01
Sabres Hutton 1-3-0 .895 3.05

 

Postgame Report: 1/30 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(3-3-2)
0 1 2 0 0 3 34
Sabres
(4-3-2)
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

 

Postgame Report: 1/28 vs. NY Rangers

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(2-4-1)
1 1 0 1 3 39
Sabres
(3-3-2)
1 0 1 0 2 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres extended their point streak to four games (2-0-2). Three games during the streak have gone to overtime.
  • Linus Ullmark made 10 saves while shorthanded tonight to help the Sabres go 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. Ullmark stopped 17 shots on the power play in the series to help the Sabres kill off all six of the Rangers’ power plays.
  • Sam Reinhart (1+1) earned his second multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are now 42-7-9 in his his career when he records at least two points.
  • With his 139th career goal tonight, Jack Eichel passed Jochen Hecht for sole possession of the 19th spot on the Sabres’ all-time goal-scoring list. He now trails Drew Stafford by six goals for 18th.
  • Eichel finished the game tied for 11th in the league with nine points (2+7) in eight games.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded an assist on Reinhart’s goal to extend his point streak to a team-best four games (1+3).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Rangers Shesterkin W 2 25
Sabres Ullmark O 3 39
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Shesterkin 1-2-1 .894 2.73
Sabres Ullmark 2-1-2 .915 2.51