Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 12/12 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(9-13-7)
0 0 2 2 26
Sabres
(8-17-6)
0 3 0 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won four straight games against the Senators for the first time since they won six in a row from Dec. 4, 2010 to Nov. 11, 2011.
  • The Sabres now have points in nine straight meetings with the Senators (7-0-2) for the first time in the all-time series.
  • With his goal tonight, Evander Kane extended his point streak to five games (2+3) for the first time since he had points in eight straight games from Feb. 12 to 26, 2013.
  • Benoit Pouliot scored his eighth goal of the season. The Sabres are now 6-0-1 this season when Pouliot scores and 7-0-1 when he records a point.
    • Pouliot leads all Sabres in lasting-lead goals this season, scoring four go-ahead goals that have given the Sabres leads that they never relinquished.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist on Kane’s goal gives him 11 points (4+7) in eight career games against the Senators, including at least a point in each game. Eichel’s goal, assist and point totals against Ottawa tie or top his totals against every other NHL team.
  • Robin Lehner is now 5-0-2 in nine career appearances against his former club with a .955 save percentage and a 1.39 goals-against average.
  • Kyle Okposo’s goal gave him 14 points (5+9) in 16 games against Ottawa since the beginning of the 2012-13 season, including at least a point in each of his last four games against the Senators (3+2).
  • Ryan O’Reilly, who recorded the primary assist on Okposo’s goal, now has 15 points (6+9) in 15 career games against the Senators. In his last six games against Ottawa, O’Reilly has seven points (4+3).
  • With two assists tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has eight assists in his last seven games against the Senators.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators Condon L .880 3.10
Sabres Lehner W .923 2.01

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Condon 2-3-4 .900 3.27
Sabres Lehner 7-12-4 .911 2.87

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Senators head coach Guy Boucher

Senators forward Derick Brassard

Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson

Senators goaltender Mike Condon

Post-Game Report: 12/1 vs. Pittsburgh

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(13-10-3)
3 1 0 4 25
Sabres
(6-15-4)
0 0 0 0 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Penguins Jarry W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Lehner L .840 4.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins Jarry 3-0-2 .929 2.20
Sabres Lehner 5-12-2 .903 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby

Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl

Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry

Post-Game Report: 11/28 vs. Tampa Bay

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(17-5-2)
1 1 0 2 26
Sabres
(6-15-4)
0 0 0 0 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres outshot their opponent for the fifth straight game tonight, but fell to 5-6-3 when outshooting opponents this season.
  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 17 and 18, 2014.
  • Ryan O’Reilly led all Sabres with 26:00 of ice time tonight. It was his fifth career game with at least 26 minutes and his highest total since his career-high 26:56 on Oct. 17 at Vegas.
  • With seven shots tonight, Evander Kane has tied Alexander Ovechkin for the league lead with 117 shots on the season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning Vasilevskiy W .930 2.30
Sabres Lehner L .905 2.96

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Vasilevskiy 16-3-1 .933 2.19
Sabres Lehner 5-11-2 .906 2.92

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Mikhail Sergachev

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

Post-Game Report: 11/24 vs. Edmonton

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(8-13-2)
0 0 1 1 30
Sabres
(6-13-4)
0 1 2 3 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have defeated the Oilers in three straight meetings for the first time since Buffalo won each of the six matchups between the teams from Jan. 16, 2006 to Jan. 3, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now 10-4-1 with a plus-19 goal differential (51-32) in their last 15 games against the Oilers.
  • Jacob Josefson’s goal tonight was his first as a member of the Sabres. He now has a point in consecutive games (1+1) after missing 15 games due to a lower-body injury.
  • Kyle Okposo, who scored an empty-net goal and earned an assist on Josefson’s goal, now has 12 points (7+5) in 11 career games against the Oilers.
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gave him goals in consecutive games and extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
  • Evander Kane recorded assist on Buffalo’s last two goals, extending his point streak to four games (2+3) for the second time this month.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen also assisted Buffalo’s second and third goals, giving him 10 points (2+8) in eight career games against Edmonton.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit L .933 2.07
Sabres Lehner W .967 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit 0-3-1 .881 3.31
Sabres Lehner 5-9-2 .907 2.94

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres Head Coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jacob Josefson

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Oilers forward Mark Letestu

Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit

Post-Game Report: 11/22 vs. Minnesota

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(10-8-3)
3 2 0 5 32
Sabres
(5-13-4)
1 2 1 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jordan Nolan scored the first two goals of his Sabres career.
    • With his second goal of the night, Nolan matched his career high. His only previous two-goal game occurred on Dec. 1, 2016.
  • With his goal, Sam Reinhart now has five points (3+2) in his last five games.
    • The goal was also Reinhart’s 100th career NHL point (55+45).
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gave him three points (2+1) in three career games against Minnesota.
  • With assists on Eichel’s goal, Evander Kane has five points (1+4) in his last five games against the Wild and Jason Pominville now has four points (1+3) in his last four games against Minnesota.
  • Victor Antipin skated a career-high 21:40 tonight, topping his previous high (19:28 on Nov. 4 at Dallas) by more than two minutes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk W .882 4.00
Sabres Johnson
Lehner

L
.769
.895
9.00
3.09

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk 9-6-2 .918 2.58
Sabres Johnson
Lehner
1-4-2
4-9-2
.885
.902
3.59
3.08

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jordan Nolan

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Mikael Granlund

Wild forward Nino Niederreiter

Wild forward Tyler Ennis