Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 2/16 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(31-21-8)
0 1 1 2 22
Sabres
(27-24-8)
0 2 3 5 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 21-5-2 in their last 28 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres scored three unanswered goals in a span of 1:31 to seal tonight’s win. The last time Buffalo scored three goals in 1:31 or less was April 3, 1998 in a 5-4 win vs. Boston. Brian Holzinger, Matthew Barnaby and Vaclav Varada all scored within a span of 1:08.
  • With tonight’s goal, Jack Eichel (.824 G/GP vs. Toronto) surpassed Alex Ovechkin (.820) to become the active leader in goals per game against the Maple Leafs (min. 5 GP).
  • Eichel’s goal-scoring rate against the Maple Leafs currently ranks sixth among all players with at least 10 games played against Toronto in the expansion era:
    • Blaine Stoughton: .94
    • Mario Lemieux: .94
    • Wayne Gretzky: .87
    • Cam Neely: .84
    • Ulf Nilsson: .83
    • Jack Eichel: .82
  • Kyle Okposo’s goal tonight marked the 500th point of his NHL career.
  • Okposo has a goal in each of his two games against Toronto this season. He leads all Sabres with 24 career points against the Maple Leafs (8+16).
  • With his 79th career point tonight, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Ray Bourque for the second-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) for the most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin now has 14 points (2+12) in his last 15 games, including at least a point in each of his last four games (1+4).
  • With his goal, Johan Larsson finished the game with six goals and 15 points through 52 games this season, matching his goal total and surpassing his point total from his 73-game season in 2018-19. He is now four goals and two points from tying his career-best marks.
  • Colin Miller recorded two primary assists to earn his 21st career multi-point game.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Maple Leafs Andersen L 5 36
Sabres Hutton W 2 22
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Andersen 24-11-6 .908 2.93
Sabres Hutton 11-9-4 .897 3.12

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen

Post-Game Report: 2/13 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(30-17-11)
1 1 1 0 3 31
Sabres
(26-24-8)
0 1 2 1 4 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won their season series against the Blue Jackets for the first time since 2015-16. All three games in the series were won in overtime by the home team.
  • Victor Olofsson scored twice tonight in his first game back after missing 15 games due to injury, including his first career overtime goal. He finished the game with sole possession of second place among NHL rookies with 18 goals this season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded an assist on both of Olofsson’s goals and now has at least one assist in all three games against Columbus this season.
    • In six career games against the Blue Jackets, Dahlin has collected six assists.
  • With his first assist, Dahlin passed Rick Hampton (76) for third-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin’s second assist of the game was his 30th of the season. He joins¬†Phil Housley as the second defenseman in franchise history to record at least 30 assists in his first two NHL seasons.
  • Jack Eichel (1+2) recorded his 19th multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are 14-3-2 in those games. Eichel has recorded at least three points eight times this season, topping his previous career-high total (6) set in the 2016-17 season.
  • Eichel’s first assist was his 40th of the season. He became the first Sabres player to record 30 goals and 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12.
  • Evan Rodrigues scored and now has four points (3+1) in four games against Columbus in the last two seasons.
  • Carter Hutton recorded his sixth career assist on Buffalo’s third goal. It was the first assist by a Sabres goaltender since Hutton tallied an assist on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 4 27
Sabres Hutton W 3 31
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-2 .916 2.30
Sabres Hutton 10-9-4 .896 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nathan Gerbe

Blue Jackets forward Liam Foudy

Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov

Post-Game Report: 2/11 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(14-40-4)
1 1 0 2 29
Sabres
(25-24-8)
1 1 1 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 11-2-3 against the Red Wings since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, including a 4-1-3 record at home.
  • After going 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight, Buffalo has now killed 41 of 46 penalties (89.1%) against Detroit in the 13 meetings between the clubs dating back to March 20, 2017.
  • With his assist tonight, Jack Eichel became the 14th player ever to record 70 points in consecutive seasons at least once as a member of the Sabres. The last player to do so was Derek Roy in 2007-08 (81) and 2008-09 (70).
  • Sam Reinhart’s two points tonight (1+1) give him 16 points (9+7) in 16 games since the beginning of January. The team is 9-2-1 this season (.792) and 40-7-8 (.800) in Reinhart’s career when he records at least two points.
  • With his assist on Marcus Johansson’s goal, Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 76th career point, tying Rick Hampton for the third-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin has totaled six points (1+5) in seven career games against Detroit.
  • Johansson recorded two points (1+1), marking his fourth multi-point game of the season.
  • Conor Sheary’s goal tonight gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Red Wings (1+2).
  • Curtis Lazar earned an assist on Sheary’s goal and now has three assists in three games against Detroit this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Red Wings Bernier L 3 25
Sabres Hutton W 2 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Bernier 12-15-2 .910 2.83
Sabres Hutton 9-9-4 .896 3.18

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha

Red Wings forward Darren Helm

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Post-Game Report: 2/9 vs. Anaheim

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(23-26-7)
3 0 0 3 28
Sabres
(24-24-8)
1 1 0 2 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With today’s loss, the Sabres fell to 5-2-2 in afternoon games this season, including a 5-2-0 record at home.
  • Jack Eichel led both teams with a career-high 28:22 of ice time, topping his previous high (26:14 on April 2, 2019 vs. Nashville) by more than two minutes.
    • It was the highest ice time by a Sabres forward since Miroslav Satan logged 28:40 on Nov. 15, 2002 vs. Toronto.
    • Eichel’s 24:48 of even-strength ice time today was the most recorded by a Sabres forward since the NHL began tracking ice time in 1997-98, topping Dixon Ward’s 23:40 on Jan. 20, 1998 at Philadelphia.
  • ¬†Jimmy Vesey (25:52) and Sam Reinhart (25:34) also set career highs in ice time.
  • Johan Larsson scored Buffalo’s first goal today. Of his 13 points this season, nine (4+5) have come at home.
  • With his goal, Rasmus Dahlin has 10 points (2+8) in his last 12 games, including six points (1+5) in seven home games.
  • Eichel recorded the primary assist on Dahlin’s goal, extending his point streak against Anaheim to five games (2+5) and giving him 10 points (3+7) in 10 career games against the Ducks.
  • Vesey assisted on Dahlin’s goal and now has points in each of the Sabres’ last three games (2+2).
  • Colin Miller recorded a season-high nine shot attempts, including five shots on goal. His previous high was seven attempts (3x).
  • Jonas Johansson stopped Troy Terry on a penalty shot in the first period.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Ducks
Miller W 2 33
Sabres Johansson L 3 28
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Ducks Miller 7-5-3 .910 2.93
Sabres Johansson 0-1-1 .889 2.78

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf

Ducks defenseman Michael Del Zotto

Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller

Post-Game Report: 2/6 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(13-38-4)
2 0 1 0 1 4 21
Sabres
(23-23-8)
0 0 3 0 0 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • After tonight’s game, the road team has won seven of the last eight meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings, including each of the last five.
  • With his goal tonight, Evan Rodrigues has now scored three goals in three games against the Red Wings this season.
  • Scott Wilson, who was recalled from the Rochester Americans yesterday, scored his first goal of the season in his third NHL game of 2019-20.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen, who recorded an assist tonight, has now totaled 18 points (2+16) in 18 games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
  • Brandon Montour recorded an assist tonight to extend his point streak against the Red Wings to four games (1+3).
  • Jonas Johansson made his first career NHL start tonight after making his debut in relief on Tuesday vs. Colorado.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Red Wings
Bernier W 3 32
Sabres Johansson O 3 21
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Bernier 11-14-2 .908 2.89
Sabres Johansson 0-0-1 .886 2.58

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Red Wings defenseman Gustav Lindstrom

Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier