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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

Post-Game Report: 2/4 vs. Colorado

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Avalanche
(29-16-6)
2 4 0 6 27
Sabres
(23-23-7)
1 0 0 1 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart has now totaled 14 points (7+7) in the Sabres’ last 14 contests, including at least a point in 10 of the last 12.
  • Reinhart is producing at a point-per-game rate through 27 home games this season (13+14). He has now totaled 16 points (7+9) in his last 13 games at KeyBank Center, including five multi-point outings.
  • Jake McCabe assisted on Reinhart’s goal and now has three points (1+2) in his last three games against the Avalanche.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist gives him points in each of the Sabres’ last four games (3+1). He now has 42 points (23+19) in 27 home games this season.
  • Jonas Johansson made 13 saves in relief tonight, logging a .929 save percentage in his NHL debut.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Avalanche
Grubauer W 1 24
Sabres Hutton
Johansson
L
ND
5
1
13
14
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Avalanche Grubauer 15-11-4 .909 2.84
Sabres Hutton
Johansson
7-9-4
0-0-0
.891
.929
3.30
2.03

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri

Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky

Post-Game Report: 2/1 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(27-16-9)
0 0 1 0 1 23
Sabres
(23-22-7)
1 0 0 1 2 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 5-1-2 in afternoon games this season, including a 5-1-0 record at home.
  • With his overtime goal, Jack Eichel now ranks third in the NHL with seven game-winners this season and is tied for second-most overtime goals (3).
  • Eichel’s eight career overtime goals are the most ever scored by a member of the Sabres. His 23 career game-winners tie Ric Seling for 18th-most in franchise history.
  • With his goal today, Evan Rodrigues has tallied three goals in his last five appearances.
  • Sam Reinhart, who assisted on Eichel’s goal, has now recorded 13 points (6+7) in the Sabres’ last 13 games, including at least a point in nine of the last 11 (6+6).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded the lone assist on Buffalo’s first goal and now has points in eight of Buffalo’s last 10 games, totaling nine points (1+8) in those contests.
  • Carter Hutton stopped 22 of 23 Columbus shots to earn a .957 save percentage, marking his fourth-best save percentage in a start this season.
  • Lawrence Pilut logged 22:20 of ice time in today’s game, trailing his career-high mark of 22:49 on Dec. 4, 2018 vs. Toronto by just 29 seconds.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 2 24
Sabres Hutton W 1 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-1 .946 1.49
Sabres Hutton 7-8-4 .897 3.13

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg

Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks