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Post-Game Report: 11/2 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(10-3-0)
1 0 0 1 21
Sabres
(9-4-2)
0 0 0 0 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres have lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.
  • The loss was Buffalo’s first regulation home loss this season, leaving Boston and Vancouver as the only teams not to lose a home game in regulation in 2019-20.
  • The Sabres were shut out for the first time since March 31 vs. Columbus.
  • Tonight’s game was the 50th 1-0 regular-season game in Sabres history. Buffalo is now 27-23 in those games, including two previous losses at home against the Islanders: Feb. 4 , 1990 and Dec. 31, 2002 (OT).
  • Carter Hutton made 20 saves on 21 shots, improving his save percentage to .928 while falling to 6-2-1 on the season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Islanders
Varlamov W 0 27
Sabres Hutton L 1 21
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Varlamov 5-2-0 .929 2.14
Sabres Hutton 6-2-1 .928 2.09

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz

Islanders forward Derick Brassard

Islanders forward Cole Bardreau

Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov

Post-Game Report: 10/28 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(7-3-1)
0 2 0 0 1 3 26
Sabres
(9-2-2)
2 0 0 0 0 2 44

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s shootout loss, the Sabres have finished the month of October with a 9-2-2 record. Their 20 points in the month fell one shy of tying the franchise record for the opening month of a season (21, October 2006).
  • Buffalo’s points percentage of .769 in October ranks as the fifth-best season-opening month in franchise history.
  • The Sabres fell to 5-0-1 at home this season, becoming the final team to lose a game on home ice in 2019-20. Their five consecutive home wins to open the season left them one win shy of tying the franchise-best mark of six set in 1975-76.
  • With their goals tonight, Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner share the team lead and are tied for seventh in the NHL with seven goals each this season.
  • Eichel’s goal moved him into a tie for the NHL lead with nine power-play points this season (4+5).
  • Skinner is now tied for second in the league with seven even-strength goals.
  • Skinner’s two-point night (1+1) gives him 10 points (5+5) in his last eight games against Arizona.
  • Sam Reinhart picked up an assist on Eichel’s goal and now has four points (2+2) in his last four games.
  • Marcus Johansson earned the primary assist on Skinner’s goal, giving him four assists in his last four games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Coyotes Kuemper W 2 26
Sabres Hutton OTL 2 44
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 5-3-0 .933 1.87
Sabres Hutton 6-1-1 .926 2.21

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Conor Garland

Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper

Post-Game Report: 10/22 vs. San Jose

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(3-5-1)
2 0 1 0 3 28
Sabres
(8-1-1)
0 2 1 1 4 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have improved to 8-1-1, matching their second-best record through 10 games in franchise history (1975-76 and 2009-10). The team’s best ever start was a 10-0-0 record to begin the 2006-07 season.
  • The Sabres earned their first home-and-home series sweep since they beat the Canadiens on Nov. 28 and 29, 2014.
  • The team’s 5-0-0 record through five home games ties Buffalo’s second-best start at home, matching the 1972-73 and 1984-85 seasons. The team’s record for most consecutive home wins to begin a season is six, set in the 1975-76 season.
  • With his sixth career overtime goal tonight, Jack Eichel tied Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek for the most in Sabres franchise history.
  • Eichel’s four-point output (2+2) gave him his seventh career outing with at least four points, tying Christian Ruuttu for 11th-most in franchise history. He’s now one away from tying Danny Gare and Miroslav Satan for ninth-most.
  • San Jose’s first goal of the night snapped Carter Hutton’s shutout streak at a career-best 134:22, surpassing his previous best of 130:51 (Feb. 16 to March 3, 2017).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 10th point of the season (1+9) with an assist tonight, making him the seventh unique Sabres defenseman to record at least 10 points in the team’s first 10 games of a season. He is the first to do so since Brian Campbell (1+10) in 2007-08.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded his ninth point of the season with an assist tonight. Rick Martin (1971-72), Phil Housley (1982-83) and Hannu Virta (1982-83) were the only rookies in Sabres history to tally more through the team’s first 10 games of a season.
  • With his goal tonight, Jeff Skinner now has a point in each of his four games against the Sharks since joining the Sabres (3+1).
  • Henri Jokiharju registered an assist on Skinner’s goal. He now has four assists in his last five games, including three assists in his last two contests.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Sharks Jones O 4 29
Sabres Hutton W 3 28
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 2-4-1 .894 3.46
Sabres Hutton 6-0-0 .943 1.65

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau

Sharks forward Logan Couture

Sabres defenseman Erik Karlsson

Post-Game Report: 10/14 vs. Dallas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(1-5-1)
0 0 0 0 25
Sabres
(5-0-1)
0 2 2 4 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win gives the Sabres wins in each of their first four home games of the season for the first time since 2006-07.
  • The Sabres have gone 5-0-1 through six games this season, earning 11 of 12 possible points. It’s the team’s best record through six games since they posted an identical 5-0-1 record through their first six games of the 2008-09 season.
  • Buffalo’s 4-0 win marked the largest winning margin the Sabres have recorded against the Stars franchise since a 6-2 win on March 9, 1988 at Minnesota.
    • It also marked the Sabres’ fourth-ever shutout against the Stars franchise and the first since a 5-0 win on Dec. 8, 1974 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
  • Carter Hutton’s shutout was the 12th of his career and his first as a member of the Sabres. He has now earned shutouts against 10 different NHL teams.
  • Hutton has now earned a win in five straight appearances dating back to last season.
  • With his fifth power-play goal of the season, Victor Olofsson became the first player in NHL history to score each of his first seven career goals with the man advantage.
  • Since he made his NHL debut on March 28, 2019 vs. Detroit, no NHL player has scored more power-play goals than Olofsson’s seven in 12 games played.
  • With their goals today, Jeff Skinner (4+1) and Marcus Johansson (3+2) each have five points in their last five games.
  • Henri Jokiharju earned an assist on Skinner’s goal to record his first point as a Buffalo Sabre.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Todays’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Stars Bishop L .818 4.00
Sabres Hutton W 1.000 0.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Stars Bishop 1-3-1 .895 2.78
Sabres Hutton 4-0-0 .931 1.74

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Stars head coach Jim Montgomery

Stars forward Alexander Radulov

Stars forward Jamie Benn

Stars forward Andrew Cogliano

Post-Game Report: 10/11 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(1-2-1)
0 0 2 0 0 2 43
Sabres
(4-0-1)
0 1 1 0 1 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres are 4-0-1 through five games. It’s the first time Buffalo has started a season with points in five straight games since the team went 4-0-1 through its first five games of the 2009-10 season.
  • Buffalo has also begun the season with wins in each of the team’s first three home games for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
  • The Sabres went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight. They have now killed each of their last six penalties.
  • Linus Ullmark, who earned the shootout win tonight, has the sixth-best career shootout save percentage (15-for-18, .833) of any NHL goaltender with at least 15 shots faced in shootouts.
  • With his goal tonight, Johan Larsson now has a point in each of his last two games against the Panthers.
  • Zemgus Girgensons notched two assists tonight to record the 19th two-point game of his career. He now has three assists in his last two games against Florida.
  • With primary assists on both of the team’s goals tonight, Kyle Okposo registered his first two-assist game since Nov. 19 at Pittsburgh.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Bobrovsky OTL .938 1.90
Sabres Ullmark W .953 1.85
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Bobrovsky 1-2-1 .882 3.87
Sabres Ullmark 1-0-1 .931 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville

Panthers forward Mike Hoffman

Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky