Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 11/13 vs. Tampa Bay

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(12-5-1)
0 1 0 1 31
Sabres
(10-6-2)
1 1 0 2 19

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres are now 4-0-1 in their last five home games. It is the first time the team has posted points in five consecutive home games since they earned points in seven straight from Jan. 7 to Feb. 7, 2017 (6-0-1).
  • After scoring tonight, Jeff Skinner (13 goals) finished the game with sole possession of second place in the NHL.
    • Skinner also finished the game tied with Patrick Kane for the league lead with his 11 even-strength goals.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded an assist on Skinner’s goal and now has seven points (1+6) in his last five games.
    • The Sabres are now 9-0-0 this season when Reinhart records a point.
  • With his goal tonight, Kyle Okposo now has three points (2+1) in his last three games against the Lightning.
  • Conor Sheary’s assist on Okposo’s goal gives him five points (3+2) in his last five games.
  • Nathan Beaulieu recorded two assists to earn his sixth career multi-point game and first since March 30, 2017 vs. Florida (0+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue L .895 2.05
Sabres Hutton W .967 1.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Domingue 3-2-0 .887 3.43
Sabres Hutton 7-6-1 .916 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning forward Anthony Cirelli

Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak

Post-Game Report: 11/10 vs. Vancouver

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canucks
(10-6-2)
0 2 1 0 0 3 39
Sabres
(9-6-2)
1 0 2 0 1 4 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 6-0-2 when leading after the first period and 2-6-2 when trailing after two.
  • Buffalo is now 5-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season and 4-0-0 in afternoon games.
  • The win came in the Sabres’ first shootout of the season. The team is now 71-66 all-time in shootouts.
  • Carter Hutton stopped two of three shots in the shootout to improve his career shootout record to 9-5. His nine wins tie for seventh-most among active NHL goaltenders.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded two points (1+1) today. The Sabres are now 8-0-0 this season when he records a point and 24-2-3 (.879) in his career when he tallies at least two.
  • Rasmus Dahlin (0+2) recorded his first career multi-point game.
  • With his assist on Nathan Beaulieu’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (2+10) in his last 10 games against the Canucks, including at least a point in each of his last four.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two assists today and now has at least a point in each of his last four meetings with the Canucks.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canucks Markstrom O .919 2.77
Sabres Hutton W .923 2.80

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canucks Markstrom 7-3-2 .898 3.24
Sabres Hutton 6-6-1 .912 2.78

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu

Canucks head coach Travis Green

Canucks forward Bo Horvat

Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson

Post-Game Report: 11/3 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(5-6-2)
0 1 1 2 29
Sabres
(7-5-2)
3 4 2 9 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres scored nine goals in a game for the first time since Jan 27, 2009 at Edmonton (10-2 win).
    • The last time Buffalo scored nine goals in a home game was Jan. 18, 2008 vs. Atlanta (10-1 win).
  • Jason Pominville’s three-point game (2+1) today has extended his point streak to seven games, which is tied for the eighth-longest active streak in the NHL. During his streak, Pominville has 13 points (7+6).
    • The streak is Pominville’s longest streak since he posted points in seven straight from March 9 to 20, 2014.
    • Since the streak began on Oct. 20, Pominville is tied with linemate Jeff Skinner (8+5) for the NHL lead in points. Eichel (1+11) ranks third in the league during that span.
  • In his 10 games since Oct. 13, Skinner is tied for second in the NHL in goals (9) and points (16). This marks the best 10-game stretch of his career.
  • Skinner’s nine goals so far this season tie him with Miroslav Satan in 1997-98 for the fourth-most goals in a Sabres player’s first 14 games with the team.
    • The three players who have scored more goals through their first 14 career games with the franchise: Rick Vaive in 1988-89 (12), Richard Martin in 1971-72 (10) and Wilf Paiement in 1986-87 (10)
  • Conor Sheary (0+2) recorded his 100th career point with his second assist of the game.
  • With his two assists today, Sam Reinhart has five points (1+4) in his last four games against the Senators.
  • Linus Ullmark made 27 saves to improve to 3-0-1 on the season with a .934 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
L
ND
.700
.806
12.49
7.90
Sabres Ullmark W .931 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
5-4-2
0-0-0
.909
.806
3.54
7.90
Sabres Ullmark 3-0-1 .934 2.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Senators head coach Guy Boucher

Senators forward Mark Stone

Senators forward Magnus Paajarvi

Senators defenseman Cody Ceci

Post-Game Report: 10/30 vs. Calgary

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flames
(7-5-1)
0 0 1 1 2 38
Sabres
(6-4-2)
1 0 0 0 1 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s overtime loss extended the Sabres’ point streak to five games (3-0-2) for the first time since the team had points in nine straight games (7-0-2) from March 10 to 27, 2012.
  • The Sabres finished October with a 6-4-2 record (.583). It was the team’s best opening month since the 2011-12 season (6-4-0) and the team’s best full month since March 2016 (7-4-4).
  • With his goal, Jack Eichel has scored in three straight matchups with the Flames and has recorded 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 games overall.
  • Jason Pominville’s assist on Eichel’s goal was his 500th point as a member of the Sabres. Pominville is now tied with Danny Gare for the ninth-most points in franchise history.
    • Pominville’s assist also extended his point streak to five games (4+5), marking his first five-game point streak since Feb. 4 to 12, 2017.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flames Rittich W .966 0.98
Sabres Hutton O .947 1.91

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flames Rittich 3-1-0 .939 2.08
Sabres Hutton 4-4-1 .910 2.94

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Flames head coach Bill Peters

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau

Flames defenseman Mark Giordano

Flames goaltender David Rittich

Post-Game Report: 10/25 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(5-2-2)
1 1 1 3 22
Sabres
(6-4-0)
1 1 2 4 42

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres erased three separate deficits to win tonight. It was the first time Buffalo has accomplished this feat since Jan. 24, 2017, in a 5-4 win at Nashville.
  • The Sabres have had each of their last 23 games settled in regulation, dating back to March 15 vs. Toronto. It’s the team’s longest stretch of games that were not tied after 60 minutes since they played 30 in a row from Nov. 10, 1979 to Jan. 16, 1980.
  • Jason Pominville scored two goals tonight, recording his 27th career multi-goal game and his first since Oct. 12, 2017 at San Jose.
  • Pominville’s second goal was his 497th point as a member of the Sabres, tying Thomas Vanek to rank 10th in franchise history.
    • The goal also tied Pominville with Dale Hawerchuk for 14th on the team’s all-time leader board in power-play goals (48).
  • Jake McCabe notched two assists tonight and now has five points (1+4) in his last five games, marking the best five-game stretch of his career.
  • With three assists, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to five games (4+4).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi L .905 4.06
Sabres Hutton W .864 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 2-1-0 .898 3.26
Sabres Hutton 4-4-0 .905 3.07

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Max Domi

Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn

Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi