Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 1/12 vs. Tampa Bay

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(35-8-2)
1 1 3 5 30
Sabres
(23-16-6)
2 0 1 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart now has six points (5+1) in his last six games against the Lightning.
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s assist on Reinhart’s goal gives him four assists in his last three games.
    • Dahlin became the seventh defenseman in NHL history to reach 20 assists before his 19th birthday.
  • Tage Thompson scored Buffalo’s second goal and now has points in three straight home games (2+1) and goals in consecutive meetings with Tampa Bay.
  • With his goal tonight, Marco Scandella has recorded a point in consecutive games and four points (2+2) in his last seven contests.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue W .909 3.00
Sabres Ullmark L .833 5.09

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue 16-4-0 .905 2.99
Sabres Ullmark 9-3-3 .919 2.84

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

Post-Game Report: 1/8 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(16-19-7)
1 0 0 1 21
Sabres
(23-14-6)
0 5 0 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The five-goal second period was Buffalo’s most prolific period at home since the Sabres scored five goals in the third period to earn a 5-1 win vs. Carolina on Nov. 28, 2009.
  • The Sabres had 14 players record a point in the second period. It tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most players with a point in a single period. The other instances were on Nov. 2, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay and Oct. 21, 2009 at Florida.
  • With the win, Buffalo improved to 14-5-3 at KeyBank Center this season.
  • C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut each scored their first NHL goals tonight. The game was the sixth time in franchise history in which two Sabres have recorded their first NHL goals in the same contest.
    • The last such game was April 6, 2018, when Casey Mittelstadt and Alexander Nylander each scored their first career goals at Tampa Bay.
    • Including tonight, four of the six instances saw players score their first NHL goals in the same period.
  • Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight was his 29th of the season and 23rd at even strength, giving him sole possession of the NHL lead in even-strength tallies.
    • Skinner now has six points (4+2) in his last six games against New Jersey.
  • Jake McCabe’s goal was the first shorthanded point of his career and gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Devils (2+1).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid L .848 5.01
Sabres Hutton W .952 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid 13-12-6 .898 3.07
Sabres Hutton 14-12-3 .918 2.57

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward C.J. Smith

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy

Post-Game Report: 1/3 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(17-6-6)
0 1 2 3 38
Sabres
(22-13-6)
2 0 2 4 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 8-4-3 against the Atlantic Division this season, including a 5-2-2 record at home. The team also improved to 13-5-3 at home this season.
  • The Sabres are now 12-3-6 in one-goal games so far this season. Buffalo last won more than half of its one-goal games in a season in 2011-12 (21-9-11).
  • Jeff Skinner’s first goal of the night was his 27th goal of the season, moving him into sole possession of second place in the NHL in goals this season. His second goal was his seventh game-winner of the season, tying him for the NHL lead.
    • Skinner now has 10 points (8+2) in his last eight games against the Panthers.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded his third consecutive two-point game (1+1) against the Panthers. He now has points in each of the last six meetings between the clubs, totaling nine points (4+5) in those contests.
    • With 17 points (9+8) in 16 career games against Florida, Reinhart has more points per game against the Panthers than any other team.
    • Reinhart’s assist on Skinner’s first goal was his 31st of the 2018-19 season, establishing a new career high in his 41st game of the season.
    • Buffalo improved to 17-5-4 this season when Reinhart records at least one point and 28-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo L .879 4.18
Sabres Ullmark W .921 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo 8-8-1 .896 3.24
Sabres Ullmark 9-1-3 .922 2.74

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Bob Boughner

Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov

Panthers forward Mike Hoffman

Post-Game Report: 12/31 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(21-13-4)
0 1 2 3 33
Sabres
(21-13-6)
0 0 1 1 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-5-3 at home this season.
  • The Sabres are now 12-11-3 all-time in New Year’s Eve home games, including a 1-4-1 record against the Islanders.
  • Buffalo went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight to improve to a league-best 33-for-36 (91.7%) in December.
  • Vladimir Sobotka appeared in his 500th NHL game tonight.
  • With tonight’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has points in three straight meetings with the Islanders (2+1).
  • Tage Thompson tied his career high with his second career five-shot night (last: Jan. 9, 2018 vs. Florida).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders Lehner W .975 1.00
Sabres Hutton L .938 2.04

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Lehner 9-6-3 .930 2.14
Sabres Hutton 13-12-3 .917 2.63

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz

Islanders forward Brock Nelson

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy

Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(21-14-4)
1 0 1 1 3 42
Sabres
(21-12-6)
1 1 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-4-3 at home this season and 11-3-6 in one-goal games.
  • Buffalo also fell to 8-6 in games that have been tied after regulation this season, including a 5-5 record in overtime.
  • With his assist on Marco Scandella’s goal, Sam Reinhart has matched his career high with his 30th assist of the season.
  • Johan Larsson’s goal tonight was his second career shorthanded tally and his first since Jan. 25, 2018 at Vancouver.
  • Scandella’s 10th career two-point night (1+1) tied his career high. His last was on Dec. 22, 2017 vs. Philadelphia (0+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .929 1.88
Sabres Hutton O .929 2.83
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 9-8-2 .912 2.67
Sabres Hutton 13-11-3 .916 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Bruins forward Sean Kuraly

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask