Category Archives: Post-Game Report

Post-Game Report: 11/29 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(12-11-4)
1 1 2 4 29
Sabres
(12-10-4)
0 4 2 6 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Buffalo has not lost the home portion of a home-and-home series with Toronto since the first such series (a 4-2 loss on Dec. 20, 1970).
  • The Sabres are now 11-1-2 (two ties) all-time in the home portion of their 14 home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs.
  • Buffalo’s four goals and plus-3 goal differential in the second period both marked season-highs for the team in a single period.
  • Jack Eichel recorded three points (2+1) today to extend his point streak to eight games (8+7).
  • Eichel now has 12 goals in 14 career games against the Maple Leafs. It’s his highest goal total and his best per-game goal output (.86) against any NHL opponent.
  • Jimmy Vesey’s two-point effort extended his point streak to a career-high four games (3+2). He now has goals in three straight.
  • With Buffalo’s fourth goal of the game, Victor Olofsson extended his career-best point streak to six games (3+3).
  • Olofsson has now recorded points in 10 of his last 11 games (4+6), including a point in each of his last six home games (2+4).
  • Marco Scandella recorded two assists, good for his first two-point effort since Dec. 29, 2018 vs. Boston.
  • With his goal today, Jeff Skinner has scored each of his 10 goals this season at 5-on-5.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Maple Leafs
Hutchinson L 5 35
Sabres Ullmark W 4 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Hutchinson 0-5-1 .876 4.55
Sabres Ullmark 6-5-2 .911 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly

Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson

Post-Game Report: 11/27 vs. Calgary

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flames
(12-12-4)
1 0 1 1 3 29
Sabres
(11-10-4)
0 1 1 0 2 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jimmy Vesey’s second-period tally was the first shorthanded point of his career. He now has a point in each of his last three games (2+1).
    • The goal was Buffalo’s first shorthanded marker since Zach Bogosian scored in Chicago on March 7, 2019.
  • Rasmus Asplund recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Vesey’s goal.

    • Asplund became just the fourth player in Sabres history to record his first NHL point while shorthanded, joining Gary McAdam (10/16/75 vs. CHI), Daren Puppa (12/9/87 at CHI) and Ryan Miller (3/16/06 vs. TOR).
  • Victor Olofsson’s goal tonight extended his point streak to a career-high five games (2+3). He now has nine points (3+6) in his last 10 games.
  • Jack Eichel, who recorded the primary assist on Olofsson’s goal, now has at least a point in each of his last seven games (6+6).
  • Brandon Montour appeared in his 200th NHL game tonight.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Flames
Rittich W 2 36
Sabres Ullmark O 3 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flames Rittich 11-7-4 .913 2.76
Sabres Ullmark 5-5-2 .914 2.92

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Flames Associate Coach Geoff Ward

Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk

Flames forward Elias Lindholm

Flames defenseman Mark Giordano

Post-Game Report: 11/19 vs. Minnesota

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(8-11-2)
2 1 1 4 26
Sabres
(10-8-3)
0 0 1 1 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Wild earned their first win against the Sabres since Jan. 4, 2018. Buffalo swept the season series in 2018-19.
  • Brandon Montour scored his first goal of the season in the third period. It is his fourth goal as a member of the Sabres.
  • Montour led the team with nine shot attempts, including six on goal.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded an assist on Montour’s goal and now has a point in five of his last six games (1+4).
  • Rasmus Asplund skated a career-high 17:53 tonight, including a team-high 7:36 of shorthanded ice time. It’s the most single-game shorthanded minutes recorded by a rookie forward since Zach Hyman’s identical total on Jan. 13, 2017. No rookie forward has posted more penalty kill time in a game thanĀ Asplund’s total since Michael Grabner on Feb. 11, 2011.
  • Zemgus Girgensons (7:14) and Jake McCabe (6:49) both logged career-high ice time totals on the penalty kill tonight.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Wild
Stalock W 1 31
Sabres Ullmark L 3 25
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Wild Stalock 4-3-0 .911 2.63
Sabres Ullmark 4-4-1 .912 2.99

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter

Post-Game Report: 11/16 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(8-11-1)
0 1 1 2 23
Sabres
(10-6-3)
0 2 2 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With a career-high four goals tonight, Jack Eichel became the Sabres’ first four-goal scorer since Thomas Vanek (April 10, 2010 at Ottawa).
    • Tonight was the 13th time a Sabre has scored at least four goals in a game.
    • Eichel is the seventh different player to score four in a game for the team, joining Rick Martin (4x), Dave Andreychuk (3x), Alexander Mogilny (2x), Lindy Ruff, Miroslav Satan and Thomas Vanek.
  • Eichel’s third goal marked his second career hat trick (last: 12/15/17 vs. Carolina) and the first hat trick by a Sabres player since Sam Reinhart’s on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.
  • Eichel recorded his seventh career multi-point game against Ottawa, including four in his last five games against the Senators.
    • He now has seven multi-point games this season, tying for 11th-most in the league at the conclusion of tonight’s game. His three multi-goal games tie for fifth-most in the NHL this season.
  • Eichel now has 23 points (9+14) in 15 career games against Ottawa. His 23points and 1.53 points per game against the Senators represent his best outputs against any NHL opponent.
  • Sam Reinhart assisted on Eichel’s first two goals and now has nine points (4+5) in his last eight games.
  • Reinhart has now recorded 16 points (6+10) in his last 15 games against the Senators, including 10 points (3+7) in eight home games.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded the primary assist on Eichel’s second goal to extend his point streak to four games (1+3). The streak matches his career high, which was set in the first four games of this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Senators
Anderson L 3 31
Sabres Ullmark W 2 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Anderson 3-7-0 .894 3.31
Sabres Ullmark 4-3-1 .915 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Senators head coach D.J. Smith

Senators forward Tyler Ennis

Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson

Post-Game Report: 11/14 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Hurricanes
(11-7-1)
2 1 1 1 5 29
Sabres
(9-6-3)
1 1 2 0 4 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s goal, Jeff Skinner has scored in each of his four career games against his former club, totaling five goals and one assist in those contests.
  • Skinner’s plus-4 rating tonight tied a career high (previously: 3/30/11 vs. MTL and 10/20/18 at LAK).
  • Curtis Lazar, who made his Sabres debut tonight, scored on his first shot as a Sabre in the second period.
  • Lazar became the 56th player ever to score in his Sabres debut and the first since Kyle Okposo did so on Oct. 16, 2016 at Edmonton.
    • Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons are the only other current Sabres who have scored in their debuts.
  • Evan Rodrigues, who assisted on Skinner’s goal, now has three points (1+2) and a plus-3 rating in four games against the Hurricanes since the beginning of last season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin appeared in his 100th NHL game tonight. His 56 career points (10+46) trail only Phil Housley (30+64) for the most by a Sabres defenseman through his first 100 games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Hurricanes
Mrazek W 4 33
Sabres Hutton OTL 5 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes Mrazek 9-3-1 .904 2.62
Sabres Hutton 6-3-2 .913 2.62

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Henri Jokiharju

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton