Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 2/23 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(34-21-7)
0 1 1 2 33
Sabres
(29-24-8)
2 1 2 5 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 6-2-0 in afternoon games this season.
  • With his third career hat trick, Sam Reinhart recorded his seventh career multi-goal game. He now has a career-high 16 multi-point games this season.
    • It was the Sabres’ first hat trick since Oct. 20, 2018 at Los Angeles (Jeff Skinner) and the first at KeyBank Center since Dec. 15, 2017 vs. Carolina (Jack Eichel)
    • The Sabres are now 21-11-5 this season when Reinhart records a point and 30-4-7 in his career when he records at least two.
  • Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in his last five games and 32 points (10+22) in 31 home games this season.
    • He also has seven points (4+3) in his last five games against Washington, including three goals and two assists in three games against them this season.
  • Jack Eichel established a new career high in points with his first assist today. He finished the game with two assists, giving him a career-best 66 points (19+47) through 58 games played this season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s goal today gives him four points (2+2) in three career games against the Capitals.
  • Matt Hunwick’s assist on Reinhart’s second goal was his first point as a member of the Sabres.
  • Carter Hutton recorded his fourth career assist on Reinhart’s empty-net goal. It was Hutton’s first assist since Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Dallas.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals
Holtby L .892 4.09
Sabres Hutton W .939 2.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Holtby 21-16-4 .908 3.04
Sabres Hutton 16-17-4 .912 2.76

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Capitals head coach Todd Reirden

Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky

Capitals forward Lars Eller

Capitals forward Carl Hagelin

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 2/15 vs. NY Rangers

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(25-24-8)
2 1 3 6 29
Sabres
(28-22-7)
0 2 0 2 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jeff Skinner, who scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season tonight, is the first Sabres player with 35 or more goals since Thomas Vanek scored 40 during the 2008-09 season.
    • Skinner is the fifth player in to score at least 35 goals in his first season with the Sabres, joining Gilbert Perreault (38), Rick Martin (1971-72), Ray Sheppard (1987-88) and Pat LaFontaine (1991-92).
  • The game was Skinner’s eighth multi-goal game of the season, tying his previous career high (2016-17). He becomes the first Sabres player to record at least eight multi-goal games in a season since Vanek recorded 10 in 2008-09.
  • With his 19th and 20th goals at KeyBank Center this season, Skinner became the first player to score 20 goals at home for the Sabres since Derek Roy’s 20 in the 2007-08 season.
  • Skinner totaled eight points (5+3) during the team’s seven-game homestand that ended tonight.
  • Sam Reinhart, who recorded an assist tonight, has tied his career high with 50 points this season (13+37).
  • Reinhart now has six points (2+4) in six games against the Rangers since the beginning of last season.
  • Jason Pominville recorded his 300th assist as a member of the Sabres, the eighth-highest total in franchise history. He trails Don Luce by 10 for seventh-most.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Georgiev W .939 2.03
Sabres Ullmark L .821 5.27

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Georgiev 9-9-0 .907 3.05
Sabres Ullmark 13-6-4 .910 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Rangers head coach David Quinn

Rangers forward Vladislav Namestnikov

Rangers forward Mike Zibanejad

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

Post-Game Report: 2/12 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(33-17-6)
1 0 0 1 25
Sabres
(28-21-7)
1 1 2 3 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his 34th goal of the season, Jeff Skinner has broken a three-way tie for second-most goals in the NHL this season, trailing only Alex Ovechkin (38).
  • Skinner now has six points (3+3) in six games during the Sabres’ current homestand.
  • Jason Pominville scored his 24th game-winning goal as a member of the Sabres, tying Tim Connolly for 16th-most in franchise history. He now trails Phil Housley and Jim Lorentz by one for 14th-most.
  • Jack Eichel recorded two assists tonight. He now has eight points (2+6) during his current six-game point streak and 12 points (3+9) in his last 10 contests.
  • Eichel now has 21 multi-point games this season, the highest total by a Sabre since Thomas Vanek (21) in 2010-11.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders
Lehner L .864 3.10
Sabres Ullmark W .960 1.01

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Lehner 17-9-4 .929 2.08
Sabres Ullmark 13-5-4 .913 2.89

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz

Islanders forward Anders Lee

Islanders forward Matt Martin

Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock

Post-Game Report: 2/10 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(35-18-3)
0 1 2 3 29
Sabres
(27-21-7)
0 1 0 1 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With today’s loss, the Sabres have fallen to 5-2-0 in seven afternoon games this season.
  • Buffalo and Winnipeg have now split a season series for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
  • With today’s goal, Jack Eichel has set a new career high in even strength points with 43 (14+29). His previous high of 42 was set in 67 games during the 2017-18 season.
  • Eichel now has five points (3+2) in his last three games against the Jets.
  • With his assist today, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Elias Pettersson for the rookie lead with 25 assists this season.
  • Dahlin’s assist was his 31st point of the season, tying him with Jim Benning and Doug Bodger for third-most ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday. Only Phil Housley (57) and Bobby Orr (38) tallied more as 18-year-old defensemen.
  • Jeff Skinner, who also assisted on Buffalo’s goal, now has five points (2+3) in five games during this home stand and six points (3+3) in six games against Winnipeg since the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets
Hellebuyck W .972 1.00
Sabres Hutton L .929 2.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets
Hellebuyck 25-15-2 .912 2.86
Sabres Hutton 15-16-3 .910 2.84

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets forward Andrew Copp

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck

Post-Game Report: 2/9 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(21-27-7)
0 1 0 1 29
Sabres
(27-20-7)
0 3 0 3 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 5-1-0 in afternoon games this season. Their next one is at 3 p.m. tomorrow vs. Winnipeg.
  • After making 28 saves on 29 shots in today’s win, Linus Ullmark is 21-18-6 with a .914 save percentage through 50 career appearances.
    • Ullmark’s .914 mark through 50 games is the best by any goaltender who played his first 50 games with the Sabres.
  • With his goal today, Conor Sheary now has a point in six of his last seven home games (1+5) and eight of his last 10 games overall (2+6).
  • Casey Mittelstadt’s goal today has extended his point streak to a career-high four games (1+3).
  • With his assist on Kyle Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now has nine assists in his last nine games.
  • Evan Rodrigues also assisted on Buffalo’s third goal, extending his point streak to three games (2+1). He now has 10 points (6+4) in his last 12 games.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard L .857 3.13
Sabres Ullmark W .966 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard 15-15-5 .913 2.78
Sabres Ullmark 12-5-4 .911 2.97

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen

Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard