Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Postgame Report: 3/29 vs. Philadelphia

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(17-13-4)
0 0 3 1 4 36
Sabres
(6-23-5)
1 2 0 0 3 32

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his first-period goal, Henri Jokiharju now has recorded a point in his last two games (1+1). It’s the first time he has had points in consecutive games since Dec. 10 and 12, 2019 (0+2).
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist on Jokiharju’s goal extended his point streak to four games, totaling four points (2+2) during that span.
    • The streak is Okposo’s longest since he had points in five consecutive games from Feb. 16 to Feb 26, 2020, recording six points (4+2) during that stretch.
  • Brandon Montour’s second-period goal marked his second of the season. Both of Montour’s goals this year have been against the Flyers.
  • Matt Irwin led the team with six blocked shots, tying his single-game career high. It marks the third time in his career that he’s had six blocked shots in a game and first since March 4, 2020 at Colorado.
    • Irwin has led or tied for the team lead in blocked shots in 11 of the 17 games he has played this season.
  • Buffalo went a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight. It’s the 17th game this season where the Sabres have been perfect on the penalty kill.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Flyers Elliott W 3 32
Sabres Ullmark O 4 36
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Elliott 9-4-1 .893 2.84
Sabres Ullmark 5-5-3 .916 2.60

 

Postgame Report: 3/18 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(16-8-4)
1 2 1 4 37
Sabres
(6-19-4)
0 1 0 1 24

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres welcomed 700 frontline workers and their guests tonight in celebration of Hockey Fights Cancerâ„¢ night. It marks the first home game this season and first time since March 9, 2020 that Buffalo has had spectators at KeyBank Center.
  • Tonight’s game marked Don Granato’s first as the Sabres’ interim head coach. Buffalo owns a 11-8-2 all-time record in their first game played under a new head coach.
  • Kyle Okposo’s second-period goal marked his first goal of the season and the first shorthanded goal of his career.
    • The goal also marked the team’s first shorthanded goal of the season and first since Jake McCabe scored against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Buffalo on March 5, 2020.
  • Jacob Bryson’s assist on Okposo’s goal was the first of his NHL career.
  • Curtis Lazar set a new career high with 5:40 of shorthanded ice time, surpassing his previous career high of 4:52 set on March 9 against Philadelphia.
    • His 5:40 of shorthanded ice is the most by a Sabre in a game this season and most since since Rasmus Asplund (7:36), Zemgus Girgensons (7:14), Jake McCabe (6:49) and Rasmus Ristolainen (6:30) all skated more than six minutes while playing a man down on Nov. 11, 2019 against the Minnesota Wild.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Bruins Halak W 1 24
Sabres Hutton L 4 37
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Halak 7-4-2 .921 2.06
Sabres Hutton 1-10-1 .885 3.48

 

Postgame Report: 3/15 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(18-9-1)
1 3 2 6 30
Sabres
(6-17-4)
0 0 0 0 23

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres went a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight, marking the 14th time this season they did not allow a goal while playing shorthanded.
    • Matt Irwin and Rasmus Ristolainen tied for the team lead with 2:30 of shorthanded ice time each.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen led the team with 21:42 of ice time. In the 20 games he has played this season, Ristolainen has led the team in time on ice in 12 of them.
  • Rasmus Asplund logged 14:17 of ice time, setting a new season high. It was his highest total since he recorded 15:44 of ice time on Jan. 4, 2020 vs. FLA.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Capitals Vanecek W 0 23
Sabres Hutton L 6 30
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Vanecek 12-5-3 .908 2.74
Sabres Hutton 1-9-1 .884 3.43

 

Postgame Report: 3/13 vs. Pittsburgh

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(17-9-1)
0 1 2 3 34
Sabres
(6-16-4)
0 0 0 0 24

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Despite tonight’s loss, Carter Hutton’s career statistics against the Penguins improved. He now owns a .943 save percentage and 1.83 goals-against average in nine games played against Pittsburgh.
    • Tonight marked the sixth time that Hutton has allowed one goal or less against the Penguins and fourth time in games in which he was the starting goaltender.
  • Curtis Lazar won seven of the nine faceoffs he took, tying his season high in wins (Feb. 27 vs. PHI).
    • His 77.8 win percentage at the faceoff dot is his highest of any game this season where he took more than one faceoff and ties his career high in games in which he has taken at least six draws (Last: Feb. 16, 2020 vs. TOR).
  • Tobias Rieder led the team with four shots, setting a season high for the forward. It’s marks his highest shot total in a game since he also recorded four on Feb. 27, 2020.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen led all skaters with seven hits, marking the second time this season he has recorded seven or more hits in a game.
    • Despite missing seven games this season, Ristolainen leads Buffalo with 77 hits.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Penguins DeSmith W 0 24
Sabres Hutton L 1 32
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins DeSmith 6-2-0 .912 2.23
Sabres Hutton 1-8-1 .893 3.15

 

Postgame Report: 3/11 vs. Pittsburgh

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(16-9-1)
1 2 2 5 27
Sabres
(6-15-4)
1 1 0 2 23

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Riley Sheahan earned the 100th assist of his NHL career with the primary helper on Victor Olofsson’s second-period goal.
  • With the secondary assist on Olofsson’s goal, Eric Staal now has 10 points (4G, 6A) in his last 10 games against the Penguins.
    • Staal (1,031) now sits one point shy of tying Alexander  Mogilny for 79th on the NHL’s all-time career points list.
  • Casey Mittelstadt won all eight draws he took tonight, tying his career high (Last: Nov. 1, 2019 at WSH, 8-for-12). Buffalo went 33-for-55 (60.0%) at the faceoff dot tonight.
    • The last time a Sabres player was perfect on draws in a game in which he took eight or more faceoffs was Drew Stafford, who went 8-for-8 against the New York Islanders on March 15, 2014.
  • Tage Thompson’s first-period goal marked his first of the season and first since Jan. 29, 2019.
  • With an assist on Thompson’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has assists in consecutive games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Penguins Jarry W 2 23
Sabres Johansson L 4 26
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins Jarry 11-7-1 .901 3.00
Sabres Johansson 0-4-1 .883 3.91