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Post-Game Report: 12/27 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(23-7-9)
1 1 1 3 25
Sabres
(17-15-7)
0 0 0 0 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres were shut out for just the second time of the 2019-20 season, joining a 1-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Nov. 2.
  • Buffalo’s first loss at home since Nov. 27 vs. Calgary snapped a five-game winning streak in games played at KeyBank Center and dropped the team to 11-4-3 in home games this season.
    • The streak tied the Sabres’ run from Oct. 5 to 22 as the team’s longest home winning streak of the season.
  • With Boston’s win tonight, the road team has now won seven of the 10 games between these teams in the last two seasons.
  • The Sabres are now 94-50-23 all-time in the home portion of a home-and-home series.
  • Jeff Skinner appeared in his 700th NHL game tonight.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Bruins Halak W 0 26
Sabres Ullmark L 2 24
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Halak 9-3-4 .928 2.23
Sabres Ullmark 11-9-3 .914 2.79

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward David Pastrnak

Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak

Post-Game Report: 12/21 vs. Los Angeles

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Kings
(15-19-4)
0 1 1 2 27
Sabres
(17-13-7)
0 2 1 3 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 11-3-3 in home games this season, putting the team on pace for its sixth-best home record and best since 1979-80.
  • With the win, Linus Ullmark improved to 4-0-0 against the Kings in his career with a .928 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average.
  • With his goal today, Rasmus Ristolainen now has five points (2+3) in his last five games against Los Angeles.
  • Ristolainen has totaled nine points (2+7) in the Sabres’ last 12 games dating back to Nov. 29 vs. Toronto.
  • Victor Olofsson’s empty net goal gave him 24 points (10+14) in his last 22 games. He has failed to record a point in just three of those 22 games.
  • With his assist on Buffalo’s third goal, Jack Eichel has now recorded points in 18 consecutive games played, tying Gilbert Perreault (Oct. 24 to Dec. 4, 1971) for the most in franchise history. It’s the fifth-longest personal point streak in the last decade, trailing only Taylor Hall (26 in 2017-18), Patrick Kane (26 in 2015-16), Sidney Crosby (25 in 2010-11) and Patrick Kane (20 in 2018-19).
  • With his two assists today, Sam Reinhart now has 10 points (3+7) in the Sabres’ last nine games.
  • Marco Scandella’s goal today gave him three points (2+1) in his last four games against the Kings.
  • Jeff Skinner, who recorded the primary assist on Ristolainen’s goal, now has seven points (6+1) in his last five meetings with the Kings.
  • Jimmy Vesey also assisted on the Ristolainen goal, giving him an assist in each of his two games against Los Angeles this season.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Kings Quick L 2 27
Sabres Ullmark W 2 27
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Kings Quick 10-13-2 .895 3.01
Sabres Ullmark 11-7-3 .913 2.86

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Kings head coach Todd McLellan

Kings defenseman Kale Clague

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty

Post-Game Report: 12/12 vs. Nashville

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(14-11-5)
2 1 0 3 39
Sabres
(16-11-6)
1 2 1 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 10-3-3 at home this season.
  • Linus Ullmark earned the win to improve to 6-1-1 with a .923 save percentage in his last eight appearances.
  • Jack Eichel scored two goals tonight and now ranks second in the NHL with 22 goals this season. His six multi-goal games in 2019-20 lead the league.
  • Eichel extended his point streak to 15 games (14+13), tying Patrick Kane for the longest point streak in the NHL this season. He now has the sixth-longest streak in Sabres history.
  • Eichel now has 11 points (5+6) in nine career games against Nashville.
  • With Buffalo’s first goal of the night, Jimmy Vesey extended his point streak to three games (1+2). Vesey now has eight points (4+4) in the Sabres’ last 11 games.
  • Vesey’s goal was the 100th point of his NHL career.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s assist on Vesey’s goal gives him seven points (1+6) in his last eight games.
  • Victor Olofsson’s goal tonight gives him 19 points (7+12) in his last 18 games. He now leads all NHL rookies with 29 points this season (13+16).
  • Sam Reinhart’s two-assist performance tonight gives him seven points (3+4) in his last five games and nine points (6+3) in nine career games against the Predators.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Predators Saros L 4 32
Sabres Ullmark W 3 39
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Saros 4-7-2 .894 3.04
Sabres Ullmark 10-6-2 .916 2.84

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis

Post-Game Report: 12/10 vs. St. Louis

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blues
(18-8-6)
1 0 1 2 30
Sabres
(15-11-6)
1 1 3 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Sam Reinhart opened the scoring just 18 seconds into tonight’s game. It was the Sabres’ fastest goal from the beginning of a game since Johan Larsson scored 18 seconds into a 4-3 victory on Dec. 1, 2016 against the New York Rangers.
  • Jack Eichel scored twice tonight, becoming the third player in the NHL to reach the 20-goal mark this season and extending his career-best point streak to 14 games (12+13). He’s now one game shy of Patrick Kane’s 15-game streak for the longest in the NHL this season.
  • Eichel’s second goal was the 13th empty-net goal of his career, tying Gilbert Perreault and Miroslav Satan for the most empty-netters in Sabres history.
  • With his goal and an assist tonight, Reinhart now has five points (3+2) in his last four games.
  • After recording two assists tonight, Victor Olofsson now has 18 points (6+12) in his last 17 games, including two-point performances in four of the team’s last five games.
  • With a two-point night (1+1), Johan Larsson has recorded his first three-game point streak since November 2016. He now has nine points (2+7) and a plus-9 rating in Buffalo’s last seven contests.
  • Linus Ullmark made 28 saves in the win. He has now stopped 79 of 85 shots (.929) in his three career meetings with St. Louis.
  • Ullmark is now 5-1-1 with a .923 save percentage in his last seven appearances.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blues Allen L 3 31
Sabres Ullmark W 2 30
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blues Allen 5-2-2 .925 2.33
Sabres Ullmark 9-6-2 .915 2.83

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Blues head coach Craig Berube

Blues forward Troy Brouwer

Blues forward David Perron

Blues goaltender Jake Allen

Post-Game Report: 12/2 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(9-13-4)
0 1 0 1 45
Sabres
(13-10-5)
5 2 0 7 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With five goals in the first period tonight, the Sabres recorded their highest single-period goal total since they scored five in the second period on Jan. 8, 2019 vs. New Jersey.
  • The Sabres have scored at least six goals in consecutive home games for the fourth time in the last 10 years.
    • The others: Feb. 5 and Feb. 13, 2011; March 27 and March 31, 2010; Oct. 13 and Oct. 16, 2009
  • Linus Ullmark tied a career high with 44 saves tonight, improving to 9-3-3 in his career (4-0-1 this season) when facing at least 40 shots.
  • With two goals in the first period, Conor Sheary posted his 11th career multi-goal game and his second of the season.
  • Jack Eichel’s first-period goal tonight extended his point streak to 10 games (9+10). He now owns the eighth-longest streak in the NHL this season and trails only Patrick Kane for the longest active streak.
  • Johan Larsson recorded three assists in the first period, marking his second career three-point night (last: March 11, 2015 at Toronto). Jack Eichel (0+4, 3/31/18) is the only player in franchise history ever to have recorded more assists in a single period.
  • With Buffalo’s fifth goal of the game, Rasmus Asplund tallied his first career NHL goal.
  • With two points (1+1) tonight, Victor Olofsson now has at least a point in 11 of his his 13 games dating back to Nov. 8. During that span, all five of his goals and 10 of his 12 points have come at even strength.
  • Henri Jokiharju’s goal tonight was the third of his career and his first to come on the power play.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded the primary assist on Eichel’s goal and now has a point in each of his last three games (1+3).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Devils
Domingue
Blackwood
L
ND
5
2
15
17
Sabres Ullmark W 1 45
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Domingue
Blackwood
1-2-0
8-7-3
.870
.898
3.45
3.12
Sabres Ullmark 7-5-2 .917 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils forward Taylor Hall

Devils defenseman Andy Greene