Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 1/14 vs. Vegas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Golden Knights
(24-19-6)
0 1 1 2 25
Sabres
(21-19-7)
0 2 2 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 7-3-3 against the Pacific Division this season, including a 4-1-2 record against the division at KeyBank Center.
  • Buffalo has now gone 6-for-14 (42.9%) on the power play in the team’s last five games.
  • With his 15th win of the season, Linus Ullmark tied his career high set in 37 appearances last season. Ullmark is 4-1-0 since the beginning of January with a .923 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average.
  • Sam Reinhart tied his career high with three points (1+2) in his 11th multi-point game of the season. It was his 10th career three-point game and his first since he scored a hat trick on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.

    • Reinhart has now produced above a point-per-game pace at home this season (11+13).
  • Jack Eichel recorded two points (1+1) to extend his point streak to eight games (4+6).
    • He has joined John Carlson, Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon, Mitchell Marner and David Pastrnak as the sixth player to record two streaks of at least eight games this season.
  • With his first point of the night, Eichel became the first Sabres player to reach the 60-point mark in 46 games or fewer since 1992-93, when Alexander Mogilny (33 GP) and Pat LaFontaine (34 GP) both did so.
  • Eichel’s second point was his 28th goal of the season. Through 46 games played, he has now tied his career-high goal total set last season in 77 games.
  • With his power-play goal, Kyle Okposo now has four points (1+3) in his last three games against Vegas.
  • Conor Sheary’s assist tonight gives him seven points (4+3) in his last seven games at KeyBank Center.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Golden Knights
Fleury L 3 25
Sabres Ullmark W 2 26
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Golden Knights Fleury 18-11-3 .906 2.85
Sabres Ullmark 15-12-3 .911 2.78

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant

Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty

Golden Knights forward Mark Stone

Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury

Post-Game Report: 1/11 vs. Vancouver

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canucks
(24-17-4)
1 1 4 6 35
Sabres
(19-19-7)
1 1 1 3 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Sam Reinhart’s goal today gives him a tally in each of his last five contests against the Canucks. He has seven points (5+2) in those games and six points (3+3) in his last six games overall.
  • Rasmus Dahlin, who earned two primary assists today, now has at least one assist in each of his last three games (0+4). He also has four assists in three career games against the Canucks, marking his highest points-per-game rate against any NHL opponent.
  • Jack Eichel collected two assists to extend his point streak to six games (3+4).
  • With his goal today, Zemgus Girgensons now has a point in three straight games against the Canucks (2+1).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded an assist on the Girgensons goal to give him nine assists in his last seven games against Vancouver, including at least one assist in each of those contests.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Canucks Markstrom W 3 28
Sabres Hutton L 5 34
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canucks Markstrom 16-12-3 .914 2.81
Sabres Hutton 6-7-4 .892 3.34

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Canucks head coach Travis Green

Canucks forward Brock Boeser

Canucks forward Bo Horvat

Canucks defenseman Christopher Tanev

Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom

Post-Game Report: 1/4 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(21-15-5)
0 0 2 2 34
Sabres
(19-17-7)
1 2 0 3 18

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With wins in all three meetings this season, the Sabres have won three consecutive matchups with the Panthers for the first time since they won three straight from Feb. 10 to Oct. 20, 2011.
  • Sam Reinhart, who recorded two points today (1+1), now has nine points (3+6) in his last seven home games and 14 points (5+9) in his last 15 games overall.
  • In 20 career games against the Panthers, Reinhart has recorded 21 points (10+11), including 20 points (9+11) in the last 16 meetings. It’s his highest point total against any NHL team.
  • With two assists today, Marcus Johansson extended his point streak to four games (1+5). It’s his first four-game point streak since Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2019 (2+3).
  • Conor Sheary’s goal today gives him six points (4+2) in his last five home games. He now has a point (1+1) in each of his two games against the Panthers this season.
  • With an assist today, Jack Eichel has posted 11 points (2+9) in his last 11 matchups with the Panthers.
  • Go Bills.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Panthers Bobrovsky
Driedger
L
ND
3
0
7
11
Sabres Ullmark W 2 34
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Bobrovsky
Driedger
15-12-4
3-1-0
.895
.938
3.33
2.00
Sabres Ullmark 13-11-3 .911 2.83

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville

Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov

Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson

Post-Game Report: 1/2 vs. Edmonton

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(21-17-5)
2 0 0 0 2 27
Sabres
(18-17-7)
1 0 1 1 3 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have swept the season series with the Oilers for the third time in four seasons. Edmonton won both matchups in the 2018-19 season. The teams haven’t split a series since 2013-14, the first season that they resumed facing off twice a year.
  • Buffalo improved to 6-2-3 against the Pacific Division in 2019-20, including a 3-0-2 mark at home. The Sabres are 12-5-3 in all home games this season.
  • Jack Eichel’s overtime goal was the seventh of his career, breaking a tie with Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek for the most in franchise history.
  • Eichel improved to 1-for-2 in his career in penalty shots. His only other attempt was on Dec. 8, 2017 at Chicago against Corey Crawford. It was Buffalo’s only previous penalty shot in overtime in franchise history.
  • Eichel has totaled 11 points (6+5) in nine career games against Edmonton.
  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart recorded the 100th goal of his NHL career. He now has seven points (2+5) in his last six home games.
  • Curtis Lazar’s goal tonight tied his career high with a three-game point streak (2+1). His only other career three-game streak was from March 26 to 29, 2015 (2+1).
  • Marcus Johansson picked up the only assist on Lazar’s goal and now has a point in each of his last three games (1+3).
  • Victor Olofsson, who was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for the month of December, recorded an assist on Reinhart’s goal. He now has 15 points (6+9) in his last 15 games dating back to the beginning of December.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Oilers Smith O 3 26
Sabres Ullmark W 2 27
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Smith 7-9-3 .892 3.11
Sabres Ullmark 12-11-3 .910 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Oilers head coach Dave Tippett

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Riley Sheahan

Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Post-Game Report: 12/31 vs. Tampa Bay

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(21-13-4)
0 3 3 6 27
Sabres
(17-17-7)
1 3 0 4 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres fell to 14-1-0 this season when leading after two periods.
  • With a goal and two assists tonight, Conor Sheary tied his career high by recording his fifth career three-point game. His last three-point effort came on March 1, 2019 vs. Pittsburgh (2+1).
  • Jack Eichel’s goal tonight was the first shorthanded marker of his career. In his last seven games against Tampa Bay, Eichel has recorded seven points (2+5).
  • Eichel has now totaled 32 points (18+14) in 19 home games this season.
  • Dalton Smith logged a plus-1 rating in his NHL debut.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Lightning Vasilevskiy W 4 28
Sabres Ullmark L 5 26
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Vasilevskiy 17-9-2 .906 2.89
Sabres Ullmark 11-11-3 .909 2.90

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Alex Killorn

Lightning forward Ondrej Palat

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman