GUHLE, ULLMARK ASSIGNED TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 12, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman Brendan Guhle and goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Post-Game Report: 1/11 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(25-17-3)
0 0 1 1 45
Sabres
(11-24-9)
1 0 2 3 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • In his season debut, Linus Ullmark made a career-high 44 saves in tonight’s win. It was the most saves in a win by a Sabres goaltender since Anders Nilsson stopped 46 of 47 shots on Nov. 19, 2016 vs. Pittsburgh.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Kyle Okposo now has nine points (4+5) in his last eight games.
  • Jack Eichel, who also registered a goal and an assist, now has 17 points (10+7) in his last 11 games and nine points (3+6) in nine career games against Columbus.
  • Eichel finished the game tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (17) and tied for seventh in even-strength points (33).
  • In his 44th game of the season, Eichel has matched his even-strength point total from last season (61 GP) and surpassed his career-best even-strength goal total from 2015-16 (81 GP).
  • Brendan Guhle’s assist on Okposo’s goal was the first point of his NHL career.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets
Bobrovsky L .929 2.05
Sabres Ullmark W .978 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky 21-13-3 .922 2.39
Sabres Ullmark 1-0-0 .978 1.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

Game Preview: 1/11/18 vs. CBJ

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, January 9
Winnipeg 7 at Buffalo 4
Goals: Eichel (2), O’Reilly, Pominville
Goalie: Lehner (14 saves/17 shots); Johnson (16 saves/19 shots)
PP: 1/3; PK: 2/4; Shots: Winnipeg 37 – Buffalo 34

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 158)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Victor Antipin (illness, Dec. 29; injured reserve) – 6 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
1/5: Activated D Taylor Fedun from IR; Assigned Fedun to Rochester (AHL)
1/8: Recalled D Brendan Guhle and G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL); Placed D Victor Antipin on IR
1/11: Placed F Jacob Josefson on IR

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, Jan. 18: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20: Dallas at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 22: Buffalo at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Buffalo at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25: Buffalo at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
BLUE JACKETS at SABRES

  • This is the third and final meeting between the Sabres and Blue Jackets this season.
  • Last meeting: Columbus defeated Buffalo 3-2 in Buffalo on Nov. 20
  • The Sabres are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games vs. Blue Jackets; 4-5-1 at home
  • This is the 29th game all-time between Buffalo and Columbus; Buffalo has a 10-16-2 series record.
  • The Sabres are 6-8-1 at home against the Blue Jackets all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 6-6-4 all-time on January 11.
  • January 11, 1976: Gerry Desjardins earns his second shutout of the season with 28 saves in a 6-0 win over Pittsburgh.
  • January 11, 1994: Randy Wood scores his first career penalty-shot goal in a 5-2 win at Chicago.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • With three assists on Tuesday vs. Winnipeg, Kyle Okposo logged his first three-point night since Dec. 13, 2016 vs. Los Angeles (0+3). Okposo now has seven points (1+6) in his last seven games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly recorded three points (1+2) on Tuesday vs. Winnipeg and now has eight points (3+5) in his last eight games.
  • Jason Pominville has four points (1+3) in his last four games.
  • The Sabres have gotten a point in their last three visits from Metropolitan Division teams (1-0-2) and are looking to extend that point streak to four for the first time since the division was established in 2013-14.

 HOT AGAINST COLUMBUS

  • Evander Kane has 10 points (6+4) in his last 10 games against Columbus, dating back to the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • Jack Eichel has totaled seven points (2+5) in eight career games against Columbus.
  • Sam Reinhart has a point in five of his last six games against the Blue Jackets (4+1).
  • Robin Lehner is 5-3-0 in his career against the Blue Jackets with a .945 save percentage and a 1.97 goals-against average.

GOING STREAKING

  • With an assist in each of his last three games, Rasmus Ristolainen is currently seeking his first four-game point streak since he logged points in a career-best six straight games (0+6) from Feb. 12 to 25, 2017.
  • Ristolainen has seven points (2+5) in his last six games, dating back to Dec. 29, despite getting a game misconduct after just 5:43 of ice time in one of those games.
  • Ristolainen’s seven points during that span tied for second among NHL defensemen entering play Wednesday.

 JACK ATTACK

  • Jack Eichel has totaled 15 points (9+6) in his last 11 games, dating back to Dec. 15.
  • Eichel ranked in the top five in the league in goals (T-1st, 9), points (T-5th, 15), even-strength goals (1st, 8), even-strength points (T-3rd, 12) during that stretch entering play Wednesday.
  • Eichel scored at least two goals in four of those 11 games and entered play Wednesday tied for fifth in the league with four multi-goal games this season, just two off the league lead (Anders Lee).

 I LIKE EICH

  • Jack Eichel is currently on pace to surpass his personal bests in goals (24), assists (33) and points (57) on the strength of improved production at even strength (T-8th in NHL in ES goals, T-13th in ES points).
  • Eichel’s 16 even-strength goals through 43 games match his career-best total from 2015-16 (81 games).
  • Eichel’s 31 even-strength points through 43 games are two shy of his total from last season (61 games) and are just four shy of his career-best total from 2015-16 (81 games).
Jack Eichel’s Production by Season
Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
2015-16 81 24 32 56 16 19 35
2016-17 61 24 33 57 14 19 33
2017-18 43 17 22 39 16 15 31
2017-18 (Pace) 82 32 42 74 31 29 59

SETTING THEM UP AND KNOCKING THEM DOWN

  • Of Jack Eichel’s 39 points so far this season, 23 have been goals or primary assists recorded during 5-on-5 play (excludes 6-on-5 situations).
  • Through 43 games, Eichel’s 23 primary points (12+11) during 5-on-5 play have already surpassed his 61-game total from last season (11+10) and are just one shy of his total from his 81-game rookie season (12+12).
2017-18 Primary Points Leaders at 5-on-5 (Before 1/10 games)
Player Team Goals Primary Assists Primary Points
Nikita Kucherov TBL 20 8 28
Nathan MacKinnon COL 10 15 25
Patrick Kane CHI 12 12 24
Jack Eichel BUF 12 11 23

*All primary point stats via NaturalStatTrick.com

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 1/10 games)

  • Eichel: 16 EVG (T-8th)
  • Kane: 3 SHG (T-2nd), 3 SHP (T-4th), 172 S (5th)
  • O’Reilly: 619 FOW (1st), 61.0% FO% (1st), 1,015 FO (2nd)
  • Ristolainen: 26:07 TOI/GP (5th)

BUF-CBJ CONNECTIONS
Former Blue Jackets:

  • Justin Falk played for Columbus from 2014-2016, posting six points (1+5) in 29 games. He was also a member of the Lake Erie Monster’s Calder Cup-winning squad in 2016.

 Former Sabres:

  • Zac Dalpe posted three points (1+2) in 21 games for the Sabres during the 2014-15 season.

 Local Players:

  • Nick Foligno was born in Buffalo.

 Phil Housley:

  • Served as an assistant coach for the Nashville predators when Seth Jones was with the team from 2013-2016.

 Nathan Beaulieu:

  • Represented Canada alongside Scott Harrington and Boone Jenner at the 2012 World Junior Championship.

 Zach Bogosian:

  • Represented the United States alongside Nick Foligno and Jack Johnson at the 2009 World Championship.

 Jack Eichel:

  • Represented the United States at the 2015 World Junior Championship with Sonny Milano and Zach Werenski.
  • Teammates with Seth Jones for the United States at the 2015 World Championship and for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

 Robin Lehner:

  • Played with Nick Foligno for the Ottawa Senators from 2010-2012.

 Jake McCabe:

  • Represented the United States alongside Seth Jones at the 2014 World Championship.
  • Played with Nick Foligno at the 2016 World Championship for the United States.

 Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Teammates with David Savard for Team Canada at the 2015 World Championship.
  • Represented Team Canada at the 2016 World Championships alongside Boone Jenner.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Played with Nick Foligno and Jack Johnson at the 2009 and 2010 World Championships. Okposo and Johnson were also teammates at the 2007 World Junior Championship.

Jason Pominville:

  • Teammates with Zac Dalpe for the Minnesota Wild from 2015-2017.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Teammates with Nick Foligno for the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) from 2004-2006.

 Sam Reinhart:

  • Teammates with Josh Anderson for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
  • Represented Team Canada at the 2016 World Championships alongside Boone Jenner.

Rasmus Ristolainen:

  • Teammates with Jonas Korpisalo at the 2013 World Junior Championship for Finland.

Marco Scandella:

  • Teammates with Zac Dalpe for the Minnesota Wild from 2015-2017.

 NHL Draft:

  • Benoit Pouliot (4th overall) was taken one selection after Jack Johnson (3rd overall) in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft.
  • Kyle Okposo (7th overall) and Nick Foligno (28th overall) were both chosen in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft.
  • The second round of the 2008 NHL Draft saw both Marco Scandella (55th overall) and Zac Dalpe (45th overall) go off the board.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen and Seth Jones were both drafted in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Jones was the first off the board at No. 4 overall and Ristolainen was selected with the eighth overall pick.
  • Sam Reinhart (2nd overall) and Sonny Milano (16th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft.
  • Jack Eichel (2nd overall) and Zach Werenski (8th overall) were both selected in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (96), McCabe (94), Kane (90)
Blocked Shots: Scandella (65), McCabe (64), Ristolainen (54)
Shots: Kane (172), Eichel (149), O’Reilly (108)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 2-6-2 (6), 18/31, 2/32, 24/32
31-40: 3-3-4 (9), 22/27, 3/22, 21/26
41-50: 0-4-0 (0), 10/21, 2/14, 8/14

OVERTIME RESULTS (2-8; 110-119 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary)
Dec. 8 at CHI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Forsling)
Dec. 10 at STL: L, 3-2 (GWG-Tarasenko)
Dec. 15 vs. CAR: L, 5-4 (GWG-Slavin)
Dec. 27 at NYI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barzal)
Dec. 29 at NJD: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen)
Jan. 1 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Miller)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Wins
Buffalo Sabres … 2 home wins … 1,000 regular-season home wins
Games Played
Robin Lehner … 1 game … 200 career games played
Jacob Josefson … 5 games … 300 career games played
Benoit Pouliot … 8 games … 600 career games played
Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 1 assist … 100 career assists
Points
Zemgus Girgensons … 7 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Post-Game Report: 1/9 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(26-11-7)
2 3 2 7 37
Sabres
(10-24-9)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jacob Josefson left tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • With two goals and an assist tonight, Jack Eichel has recorded 15 points (9+6) in his last 11 games.
  • Eichel‘s goals were his 15th and 16th even-strength goals of the season, surpassing his total from last season (15 in 61 games) and tying his career-high mark from his rookie season (16 in 81 games).
  • Eichel is now one point shy of his career high with 23 primary points (goals plus primary assists, excluding empty-netters) during 5-on-5 play this season (12+11).
  • With his first three-point night since Dec. 13, 2016, Kyle Okposo now has 10 points (3+7) in his last eight games against the Jets. He has nine multi-point outings in 26 career games against Winnipeg/Atlanta.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s sixth multi-point game of the season (1+2) gives him six points (2+4) in his last four games against Winnipeg and eight points (3+5) in his last eight games overall.
  • With his goal tonight, Jason Pominville now has 17 points (5+12) in his last 17 games against the Jets, including seven (3+4) in his last three.
  • Marco Scandella’s assist tonight gives him five points (2+3) in his last five games against Winnipeg and six points (1+5) in his last nine games overall.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Mason W .882 4.00
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
ND
L
.824
.842
8.52
4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Mason 3-6-1 .899 3.47
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
9-16-6
1-8-3
.910
.881
2.94
3.76

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets goaltender Steve Mason

Game Preview: 1/9/18 vs. WPG

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Sunday, January 7
Buffalo 1 at Philadelphia 4
Goals: O’Reilly
Goalie: Lehner (25 saves/27 shots)
PP: 1/3; PK: 2/3; Shots: Buffalo 31 – Philadelphia 29

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 157)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Victor Antipin (illness, Dec. 29; injured reserve) – 5 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
1/5: Activated D Taylor Fedun from IR; Assigned Fedun to Rochester (AHL)
1/8: Recalled D Brendan Guhle and G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL); Placed D Victor Antipin on IR

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, Jan. 11: Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20: Dallas at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 22: Buffalo at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23: Buffalo at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
JETS at SABRES

  • This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Jets this season.
  • Last meeting: Winnipeg defeated Buffalo 4-3 in Winnipeg on Jan. 5
  • The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Jets; 6-3-1 at home.
  • This is the 61st game all-time between Buffalo and Winnipeg/Atlanta; Buffalo has a 26-23-11 series record.
  • The Sabres are 17-9-4 at home against the Jets/Thrashers all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 7-8-4 all-time on January 9.
  • January 9, 1977: Andre Savard scores three times in a span of 6:25 in the first period to earn the fourth natural hat trick in franchise history and help the Sabres down the Cleveland Barons 7-4 at the Aud.
  • January 9, 2007: Danny Briere, Brian Campbell and Ryan Miller are announced as starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres are back at KeyBank Center for the first time since Dec. 22 after playing seven consecutive games away from Buffalo.
  • The Jets are seeking their first win in Buffalo since Nov. 26, 2014 after suffering one-goal losses in each of their last two visits to KeyBank Center.
  • Jack Eichel has totaled 12 points (7+5) in his last 10 games. Since beginning that stretch on Dec. 15, Eichel ranked in the top five in the league in goals (T-4th, 7), even-strength goals (T-3rd, 6) and even-strength points (T-9th, 10) entering play Monday.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has six points (2+4) in his last five games despite getting a game misconduct after just 5:43 of ice time on Thursday at Minnesota.
  • Jason Pominville has three assists in his last three games.

HOT AGAINST WINNIPEG

  • Jason Pominville has 16 points (4+12) in his last 16 games against Winnipeg, including six points (2+4) in his last two.
  • Kyle Okposo has 12 points (5+7) in his last 13 games against the Jets. In 25 career games against Winnipeg/Atlanta, Okposo has eight multi-point outings.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded six points (4+2) in five career games against the Jets, including his first career hat trick on Jan. 10 in Winnipeg.
  • Scott Wilson and Marco Scandella each have four points (2+2) in their last four games against the Jets.
  • Robin Lehner is 3-0-0 against the Jets in his career, with a .949 save percentage and a 1.67 goals-against average.

GUHLE RETURNS
Brendan Guhle (GOO-lee) was recalled by the Sabres yesterday, joining the team for the first time this season after appearing in his first three NHL games with the team in December 2016. Buffalo’s second-round pick (51st overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, Guhle has 20 points (7+13) and a team-high 91 shots through 35 AHL games with the Rochester Americans in his first full professional season, ranking second in points among rookie AHL defensemen.

PROTECT THIS HOUSE
Entering play Monday, Robin Lehner’s stats in home games ranked him third in the league in save percentage (.935) and goals-against average (2.01) among regular goaltenders (min. 10 games played at home).

I LIKE EICH

  • Jack Eichel is currently on pace to surpass his personal bests in goals (24), assists (33) and points (57) on the strength of improved production at even strength (T-12th in NHL in ES goals, T-16th in ES points).
  • Eichel’s 14 even-strength goals through 42 games match his total from last season (61 games) and are just two shy of his career-best total from 2015-16 (81 games).
  • Eichel’s 29 even-strength points through 42 games are four shy of his total from last season (61 games) and are just six shy of his career-best total from 2015-16 (81 games).

Jack Eichel’s Production by Season

Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
2015-16 81 24 32 56 16 19 35
2016-17 61 24 33 57 14 19 33
2017-18 42 15 21 36 14 15 29
2017-18 (Pace) 82 29 41 70 27 29 57

 

SETTING THEM UP AND KNOCKING THEM DOWN

  • Of Jack Eichel’s 36 points so far this season, 22 have been goals or primary assists recorded during 5-on-5 play (excludes empty-net goals).
  • Through 42 games, Eichel’s 22 primary points (11+11) during 5-on-5 play have already surpassed his 61-game total from last season (11+10) and are just two shy of his total from his 81-game rookie season (12+12).

2017-18 Primary Points Leaders at 5-on-5 (Before 1/8 games)

Player Team Goals Primary Assists Primary Points
Nikita Kucherov TBL 20 7 27
Nathan MacKinnon COL 10 15 25
Patrick Kane CHI 12 11 23
John Tavares NYI 12 10 22
Jack Eichel BUF 11 11 22
Jakub Voracek PHI 6 16 22

*All primary point stats via NaturalStatTrick.com

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 1/8 games)

  • Kane: 3 SHG (T-2nd), 3 SHP (T-3rd), 170 S (5th)
  • O’Reilly: 605 FOW (1st), 60.9% FO% (1st), 994 FO (2nd)
  • Ristolainen: 26:05 TOI/GP (5th)

BUF-WPG CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Joel Armia was taken in the first round (16th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft and played in one game for the Sabres during the 2014-15 season.
  • Dmitry Kulikov spent the 2016-17 season as a member of the Sabres, posting five points (2+3) and 26 penalty minutes in 47 games.
  • Buffalo drafted Tyler Myers in the first round (12th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft. Myers went on to win the Calder Trophy after the 2009-10 season, and finished his Sabres career with 151 points (45+106) in 365 games over six seasons.

Former Jets:

  • Zach Bogosian was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft. In seven seasons with Atlanta/Winnipeg, the defenseman had 127 points (40+84) in 393 games.
  • The Thrashers selected Evander Kane with the fourth overall selection in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He went on to score 222 points (109+113) in 361 games for the Thrashers/Jets.

Jack Eichel:

  • Played with Andrew Copp for the United States at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
  • Teammates with Connor Hellebuyck and Jacob Trouba for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Evander Kane:

  • Played with Tyler Myers for Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship and the 2010 World Championship.

Jake McCabe:

  • Played with Jacob Trouba for the United States at the 2013 World Junior Championship and the 2014 World Championship. Andrew Copp was also on the 2014 squad.
  • Represented the United States alongside Kyle Conner at the 2016 World Championship.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Teammates with Blake Wheeler for the University of Minnesota (NCAA) from 2006-2008.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Teammates with Matt Hendricks for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2009-10 season.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Teammates with Matt Hendricks for the Edmonton Oilers from 2014-2017.

Rasmus Ristolainen:

  • Represented Finland alongside Joel Armia at the 2011 World U-18 Championship and the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championships.
  • Played with Patrick Laine for Team Finland at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Represented Canada alongside Josh Morrissey at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
  • Won a gold medal for Team Canada with Mark Scheifele at the 2016 World Championship.

NHL Draft:

  • Kyle Okposo (7th overall) and Bryan Little (12th overall) were both selected in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft.
  • Zach Bogosian and Tyler Myers were both taken in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft. Bogosian was taken 3rd overall and Myers was taken 12th overall.
  • Evander Kane (4th overall), Jacob Josefson (20th overall) and Dmitry Kulikov (14th overall) were all first-round picks in the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • The first round of the 2011 NHL Draft saw both Nathan Beaulieu (17th overall) and Joel Armia (16th overall) all go off the board.
  • Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall) and Jacob Trouba (9th overall) were both first-round selections in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • The first round of the 2013 NHL Draft saw Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall), Josh Morrissey (13th overall) and Marko Dano (27th overall) all go off the board.
  • Hudson Fasching (118th overall) and Andrew Copp (104th overall) were both taken in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
  • Sam Reinhart (2nd overall) and Nikolaj Ehlers (9th overall) were both first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft.
  • The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft saw Jack Eichel (2nd overall), Kyle Connor (17th overall) and Jack Roslovic (25th overall) all go off the board.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (95), McCabe (92), Kane (87)
Blocked Shots: Scandella (65), McCabe (62), Ristolainen (54)
Shots: Kane (170), Eichel (143), O’Reilly (102)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 2-6-2 (6), 18/31, 2/32, 24/32
31-40: 3-3-4 (9), 22/27, 3/22, 21/26
41-50: 0-3-0 (0), 6/14, 1/11, 6/10

OVERTIME RESULTS (2-8; 110-119 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary)
Dec. 8 at CHI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Forsling)
Dec. 10 at STL: L, 3-2 (GWG-Tarasenko)
Dec. 15 vs. CAR: L, 5-4 (GWG-Slavin)
Dec. 27 at NYI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barzal)
Dec. 29 at NJD: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen)
Jan. 1 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Miller)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Wins
Buffalo Sabres … 2 home wins … 1,000 regular-season home wins
Games Played
Robin Lehner … 2 games … 200 career games played
Jacob Josefson … 6 games … 300 career games played
Assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 2 assists … 100 career assists

RECENT MILESTONES
Marco Scandella … 100th NHL point … Jan. 4 at Minnesota