SABRES HEAD COACH PHIL HOUSLEY RELIEVED OF DUTIES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 7, 2019) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.

SABRES ASSIGN TENNYSON TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 6, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman Matt Tennyson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Game Preview: 4/6/19 at Detroit

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Thursday, April 4
Ottawa 2 at Buffalo 5
Goals: Olofsson, Okposo, Reinhart, Eichel, Pominville
Goalie: Hutton (21 saves/23 shots)
PP: 2/3; PK: 4/4; Shots: Buffalo 40 – Ottawa 23

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 248)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (upper body, March 23) – 8 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, March 25) – 7 games
Vladimir Sobotka (upper body, March 30) – 4 games
Marco Scandella (lower body, March 31) – 3 games
Alexander Nylander (lower body, April 4) – 1 game

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/3: Assigned D William Borgen to Rochester (AHL)

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at RED WINGS

  • This is the fourth and final meeting between the Sabres and Red Wings this season.
  • Last meeting: Detroit defeated Buffalo 5-4 (OT) in Buffalo on March 28
  • The Sabres are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Red Wings; 5-4-1 on the road.
  • This is the 141st game all-time between Buffalo and Detroit; Buffalo has a 62-59-19 series record.
  • The Sabres are 24-39-8 on the road against the Red Wings all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 8-6-2 all-time on April 6.
  • April 6, 1980: Danny Gare scores twice in a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Aud to finish the regular season with 56 goals.
  • April 6, 1995: Craig Muni appears in his 100th game as a member of the Sabres, a 1-1 tie at Boston.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres are 7-2-2 against the Red Wings since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, including a 4-1-0 record on the road and a 2-0-1 record so far this season.
  • With a win tonight, the Sabres would have wins in at least three consecutive visits to Detroit for just the second time in franchise history, joining Buffalo’s five-game road winning streak against the Red Wings from Oct. 25, 1979 to Dec. 12, 1981. The Sabres also went undefeated in three straight visits from Jan. 2, 1986 to Dec. 23, 1987 (1-0-2).
  • The Sabres have killed 27 of 30 penalties (90.0%) against Detroit in their last eight meetings, dating back to March 20, 2017.
  • With 80 points (28+52) through 76 games, Jack Eichel is guaranteed to post the Sabres’ best points-per-game rate in an 82-game season since Daniel Briere (1.17) and Maxim Afinogenov (1.09) in 2006-07.
  • With his 217th career regular-season goal as a Sabre on Thursday vs. Ottawa, Jason Pominville passed Don Luce for sole possession of 10th-most goals in franchise history.
  • The Sabres are 23-17-7 all-time in the final game of the regular season.

HOT AGAINST DETROIT

  • Jack Eichel has nine points (4+5) in nine games against the Red Wings since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, including four points (2+2) in four meetings in Detroit.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has totaled 14 points (1+13) in 14 games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, including points in each of his last four (1+4).
  • Casey Mittelstadt has totaled four points (2+2) in four career games against the Red Wings, including three (2+1) in three meetings this season.
  • Kyle Okposo has scored in each of Buffalo’s last two games against Detroit.
  • Linus Ullmark, who started all three of Buffalo’s previous games against the Red Wings this season, is 2-0-2 against Detroit in his career with a .918 save percentage.
  • In his last two games against the Red Wings, Carter Hutton has stopped 60 of his 61 shots faced and won both contests.
  • Victor Olofsson made his NHL debut when these teams last met on March 28 in Buffalo, recording his first career point with an assist.

ASSISTOLAINEN

  • Rasmus Ristolainen, who has recorded an assist in each of Buffalo’s last two games, has turned in his fourth consecutive season featuring at least 40 points (5+36).
  • He has become just the third defenseman in Sabres history to record 40 points in at least four consecutive seasons, joining Phil Housley and Jerry Korab.
  • Now in his sixth season with the Sabres, Ristolainen ranks ninth all-time among Sabres defensemen in both assists (156) and points (192).
  • Ristolainen’s 26 even-strength points this season (4+22) have surpassed his previous single-season high of 20 set in the 2015-16 season.

SHOOTERS SHOOT
Entering play Friday, Jack Eichel ranked fifth in the NHL with a career-high 301 shots on goal this season. His total marks the seventh 300-shot season in Sabres history and the first since Alexander Mogilny (360) and Pat LaFontaine (306) in 1992-93.

WELCOME TO THE NHL

  • Victor Olofsson, who made his NHL debut on March 28 vs. Detroit, has recorded four points (2+2) in his first five NHL games.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Olofsson ranks among Buffalo’s leaders in shots (2nd, 18), shot attempts (1st, 34) and scoring chances (2nd, 15) in his five games with the team.
  • He also leads the team at 5-on-5 during those games in corsi for percentage (62.33%), shots for percentage (65.00%) and scoring chances for percentage (66.67%).
  • In his first season in North America, Olofsson has recorded a team-high 60 points (27+33) in 64 AHL games with the Rochester Americans entering play Friday, also leading all Rochester skaters in assists and tying for the team lead in goals. He led all SHL players with 27 goals in 2017-18.

A FRESH START

  • Through his first 19 games with the Sabres, Brandon Montour has recorded nine points (2+7), trailing only Jack Eichel (7+5) for most points during that stretch. Seven of his nine points as a Sabre (2+5) have come at even strength.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Montour’s CF%, FF% and SCF% during 5-on-5 play through 19 games with the Sabres top his full-season rates in each of those categories from both of his first two NHL seasons, as well as his rates through 62 games with Anaheim this season.
  • In these 19 games, Montour has also seen a drastic uptick in scoring rates in goals (.34), assists (.68) and points (1.02) per 60 minutes played at 5-on-5 compared to his rates from the last two seasons.

DAH-LEAN ON ME

  • Entering play Friday, Rasmus Dahlin led rookie defensemen and tied for fourth among all NHL rookies in points (42). His 34 assists ranked second among all rookies.
  • With 42 points (8+34) through 81 games, Dahlin will finish the season with more points per game than he had in the Swedish Hockey League last season, when he totaled 20 points (7+13) in 41 games for Frölunda.
  • With his assist on March 20 vs. Toronto, Dahlin passed Bobby Orr (38 points in 1966-67) for the second-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).
  • With seven multi-point games this season, Dahlin has recorded more multi-point games as an 18-year-old than all but two defensemen in NHL history: Housley (13) and Orr (8).
  • Dahlin’s three game-winning goals this season are the most ever recorded by a Sabres rookie defenseman. His total also ties for ninth-most by any Sabres rookie and eighth-most in a season by any defenseman in franchise history.

JACK ATTACK

  • Jack Eichel has set new career-high marks in goals (28), assists (52) and points (80) this season. He is the first Sabres player to record at least 80 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Jason Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • Eichel is also the first Sabres player to record at least 50 assists since Jason Pominville (53) in 2007-08 and the first to post at least 55 even-strength points since Daniel Briere (65) and Thomas Vanek (62) in 2006-07.
  • He has joined Vanek and Rick Martin as the third player in franchise history to record at least 20 goals in each of his first four NHL seasons.

SKINNER, SKINNER, CHICKEN DINNER

  • Jeff Skinner has scored a career-high 38 goals this season, becoming the fifth player ever to score at least 35 in his first season with the Sabres.
  • He has tied Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for third-most ever scored by a first-year Sabre, trailing only Pat LaFontaine (46 in 1991-92) and Rick Martin (44 in 1971-72).
  • Skinner’s 30 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres, breaking a record previously held by Danny Gare (26) since 1974-75.
  • Skinner needs two goals to become the first Sabres player to score at least 40 goals since Thomas Vanek (40) in 2008-09. He would become just the 11th different player in Sabres history to score at least 40 in a season.

LEADING THE WAY
Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have both shattered their previous career high point totals on the strength of improved production at even strength:

Player/Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
Eichel Career High (2017-18) 67 25 39 64 22 20 42
Eichel 2018-19 76 28 52 80 20 35 55
               
Reinhart Career High (2017-18) 82 25 25 50 13 16 29
Reinhart 2018-19 81 21 43 64 19 30 49

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 4/5 games)

  • Eichel: 301 S (5th)
  • Ristolainen: 24:41 TOI/GP (9th)
  • Skinner: 3 OTG (T-3rd), 30 EVG (T-6th), 7 GWG (T-9th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (232), Girgensons (142), Larsson (109)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (121), Bogosian (116), McCabe (98)
Shots: Eichel (301), Skinner (263), Ristolainen (180)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 6-4-0 (12), 26/28, 8/38, 22/30
11-20: 6-2-2 (14), 35/27, 4/28, 26/29
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/32, 5/28, 23/29
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 24/27, 7/31, 27/29
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 30/34, 1/25, 14/20
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 26/38, 7/30, 19/22
61-70: 2-8-0 (4), 23/39, 6/27, 18/26
71-80: 1-8-1 (3), 20/42, 4/24, 17/22
81-82: 1-0-0 (2), 5/2, 2/3, 4/4

OVERTIME RESULTS (7-7; 120-128 all-time)
Oct. 27 at CBJ: L, 5-4 (GWG-Panarin, 0:31)
Oct. 30 vs. CGY: L, 2-1 (GWG-Gaudreau, 2:40)
Nov. 8 at MTL: W, 6-5 (GWG-Ristolainen, 1:38)
Nov. 19 at PIT: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel, 0:45)
Nov. 23 vs. MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 3:06)
Nov. 27 vs. SJS: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 1:41)
Nov. 30 at FLA: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barkov, 2:26)
Dec. 4 vs. TOR: L, 4-3 (GWG-Matthews, 4:57)
Dec. 11 vs. LAK: W, 4-3 (GWG-Skinner, 1:49)
Dec. 29 vs. BOS: L, 3-2 (GWG-Kuraly, 3:44)
Jan. 16 at CGY: W, 4-3 (GWG-Eichel, 1:10)
Feb. 8 vs. CAR: L, 6-5 (GWG-Teravainen, 3:25)
March 1 vs. PIT: W, 4-3 (GWG-Sheary, 4:11)
March 28 vs. DET: L, 5-4 (GWG-Bertuzzi, 2:18)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (5-3; 75-69 all-time)
Nov. 10 vs. VAN: W, 4-3 (GDG-Mittelstadt)
Nov. 16 at WPG: W, 2-1 (GDG-Sheary)
Nov. 24 at DET: W, 3-2 (GDG-Reinhart)
Dec. 15 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Ovechkin)
Feb. 5 vs. MIN: W, 5-4 (GDG-Reinhart)
Feb. 21 at TBL: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stamkos)
March 7 at CHI: L, 5-4 (GDG-Kane)
March 17 vs. STL: W, 4-3 (GDG-Reinhart)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 1 assist … 300 career assists
Jeff Skinner … 2 assists … 200 career assists 

RECENT MILESTONES
Jason Pominville … 217th goal with Sabres (sole possession, 10th in franchise history) … April 4 vs. OTT

Post-Game Report: 4/4 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(29-46-6)
2 0 0 2 23
Sabres
(32-39-10)
1 2 2 5 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres finished the season with 21 wins at home, marking their highest total since the 2011-12 season.
  • With his 217th goal as a Sabre, Jason Pominville passed Don Luce for sole possession of 10th-most goals in franchise history.
  • With three points (1+2) tonight, Jack Eichel became the first Sabre to record 80 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • Eichel recorded seven points (1+6) in four games against Ottawa this season.
    • Eichel now has 19 points (5+14) in 13 career games against the Senators. It’s his best per-game output against any opponent.
  • Victor Olofsson (1+1) recorded his first career multi-point NHL game.
  • Sam Reinhart’s two-point night (1+1) gives him seven points (2+5) in his last six games against Ottawa.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators
Daccord L .875 5.00
Sabres Hutton W .913 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Daccord 0-1-0 .875 5.00
Sabres Hutton 18-25-5 .908 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Senators head coach Marc Crawford

Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Senators forward Brady Tkachuk

Senators goaltender Joey Daccord

Game Preview: 4/4/19 vs. Ottawa

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, April 2
Nashville 3 at Buffalo 2
Goals: Okposo, Skinner
Goalie: Hutton (32 saves/35 shots)
PP: 0/3; PK: 1/1; Shots: Nashville 35 – Buffalo 28

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 243)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (upper body, March 23) – 7 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, March 25) – 6 games
Vladimir Sobotka (upper body, March 30) – 3 games
Marco Scandella (lower body, March 31) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/3: Assigned D William Borgen to Rochester (AHL)

REMAINING GAMES
Saturday, April 6: Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SENATORS at SABRES

  • This is the fourth and final meeting between the Sabres and Senators this season.
  • Last meeting: Ottawa defeated Buffalo 4-0 in Ottawa on March 26
  • The Sabres are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Senators; 6-3-1 at home.
  • This is the 141st game all-time between Buffalo and Ottawa; Buffalo has a 68-52-20 series record.
  • The Sabres are 37-23-8 at home against the Senators all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 5-11-2 all-time on April 4.
  • April 4, 1973: The Sabres appear in the first playoff game in franchise history, a 2-1 loss at Montreal.
  • April 4, 1981: The Sabres chase Red Wings goaltender Larry Lozinski with three goals on eight shots in the first period on the way to a 5-4 win in Detroit that featured two-goal performances by Tony McKegney and Andre Savard.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres have gone 9-3-3 in their last 15 games against the Senators and have a 10-4-4 record in their last 18 meetings in Buffalo.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded 16 points (4+12) in 12 career games against the Senators, including at least a point in all but two of those games and eight points (1+7) in six home games. His 1.33 points per game against the Senators represent his highest per-game output against any Eastern Conference opponent.
  • Sam Reinhart has posted 12 points (5+7) in his last 13 games against the Senators.
  • Jason Pominville and Jeff Skinner have both totaled four points (3+1) in three meetings with the Senators so far this season.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has recorded an assist in both of his first two meetings with Ottawa this season and has 10 assists in his last 12 games against the Senators.
  • Scott Wilson has recorded a point in each of his last three games against the Senators (2+1).
  • Casey Mittelstadt has recorded three points (1+2) in two career home games against Ottawa.

ASSISTOLAINEN

  • With his assist on Tuesday vs. Nashville, Rasmus Ristolainen (5+35) has turned in his fourth consecutive season featuring at least 40 points.
  • He has become just the third defenseman in Sabres history to record 40 points in at least four consecutive seasons, joining Phil Housley and Jerry Korab.
  • Now in his sixth season with the Sabres, Ristolainen ranks ninth all-time among Sabres defensemen in both assists (155) and points (191).
  • Ristolainen’s 26 even-strength points this season (4+22) surpassed his previous single-season high of 20 set in the 2015-16 season.

SHOOTERS SHOOT
Entering play Wednesday, Jack Eichel ranked fifth in the NHL with a career-high 298 shots on goal this season. With two more shots this season, Eichel will record the seventh 300-shot season in Sabres history and the first since Alexander Mogilny (360) and Pat LaFontaine (306) in 1992-93.

WELCOME TO THE NHL

  • Victor Olofsson, who made his NHL debut on March 28 vs. Detroit, has recorded two points (1+1) in four NHL games.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Olofsson ranks among Buffalo’s leaders in shots (T-2nd, 13), shot attempts (T-2nd, 25) and scoring chances (2nd, 11) in his four games with the team.
  • He also leads the team at 5-on-5 during those games in corsi for percentage (57.66%), shots for percentage (60.32%) and scoring chances for percentage (63.64%).
  • In his first season in North America, Olofsson has recorded a team-high 60 points (27+33) in 64 AHL games with the Rochester Americans, also leading all Rochester skaters in assists and tying for the team lead in goals. He led all SHL players with 27 goals in 2017-18.

A FRESH START

  • Through his first 18 games with the Sabres, Brandon Montour has recorded nine points (2+7), tying Jack Eichel (6+3) for most points during that stretch. Seven of his nine points as a Sabre (2+5) have come at even strength.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Montour’s CF%, FF% and SCF% during 5-on-5 play through 18 games with the Sabres top his full-season rates in each of those categories from both of his first two NHL seasons, as well as his rates through 62 games with Anaheim this season.
  • In these 18 games, Montour has also seen a drastic uptick in scoring rates in goals (.36), assists (.72) and points (1.07) per 60 minutes played at 5-on-5 compared to his rates from the last two seasons.

DAH-LEAN ON ME

  • Entering play Wednesday, Rasmus Dahlin led rookie defensemen and ranked fourth among all NHL rookies in points (41). His 33 assists ranked second among all rookies.
  • With 41 points (8+33) through 80 games, Dahlin will finish the season with more points per game than he had in the Swedish Hockey League last season, when he totaled 20 points (7+13) in 41 games for Frölunda.
  • With his assist on March 20 vs. Toronto, Dahlin passed Bobby Orr (38 points in 1966-67) for the second-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday, trailing only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).
  • With seven multi-point games so far this season, Dahlin has recorded more multi-point games as an 18-year-old than all but two defensemen in NHL history: Housley (13) and Orr (8).
  • Dahlin’s three game-winning goals this season are the most ever recorded by a Sabres rookie defenseman. His total also ties for ninth-most by any Sabres rookie and eighth-most in a season by any defenseman in franchise history.

JACK ATTACK

  • Jack Eichel has set new career-high marks in goals (27), assists (50) and points (77) this season. He is the first Sabres player to record at least 75 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Jason Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • Eichel is also the first Sabres player to record at least 50 assists since Jason Pominville (53) in 2007-08.
  • He has joined Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek as the third player in franchise history to record at least 20 goals in each of his first four NHL seasons.

SKINNER, SKINNER, CHICKEN DINNER

  • Jeff Skinner has scored a career-high 38 goals this season, becoming the fifth player ever to score at least 35 in his first season with the Sabres.
  • He has tied Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for third-most ever scored by a first-year Sabre, trailing only Pat LaFontaine (46 in 1991-92) and Rick Martin (44 in 1971-72).
  • Skinner’s 30 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres, breaking a record previously held by Danny Gare (26) since 1974-75.
  • Skinner needs two goals to become the first Sabres player to score at least 40 goals since Thomas Vanek (40) in 2008-09. He would become just the 11th different player in Sabres history to score at least 40 in a season.

LEADING THE WAY
Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have both shattered their previous career high point totals on the strength of improved production at even strength:

Player/Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
Eichel Career High (2017-18) 67 25 39 64 22 20 42
Eichel 2018-19 75 27 50 77 19 34 53
               
Reinhart Career High (2017-18) 82 25 25 50 13 16 29
Reinhart 2018-19 80 20 42 62 18 30 48

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 4/3 games)

  • Eichel: 298 S (5th)
  • Ristolainen: 24:42 TOI/GP (9th)
  • Skinner: 3 OTG (T-3rd), 30 EVG (T-6th), 7 GWG (T-9th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (225), Girgensons (139), Larsson (107)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (121), Bogosian (116), McCabe (95)
Shots: Eichel (298), Skinner (262), Ristolainen (177)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 6-4-0 (12), 26/28, 8/38, 22/30
11-20: 6-2-2 (14), 35/27, 4/28, 26/29
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/32, 5/28, 23/29
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 24/27, 7/31, 27/29
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 30/34, 1/25, 14/20
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 26/38, 7/30, 19/22
61-70: 2-8-0 (4), 23/39, 6/27, 18/26
71-80: 1-8-1 (3), 20/42, 4/24, 17/22

OVERTIME RESULTS (7-7; 120-128 all-time)
Oct. 27 at CBJ: L, 5-4 (GWG-Panarin, 0:31)
Oct. 30 vs. CGY: L, 2-1 (GWG-Gaudreau, 2:40)
Nov. 8 at MTL: W, 6-5 (GWG-Ristolainen, 1:38)
Nov. 19 at PIT: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel, 0:45)
Nov. 23 vs. MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 3:06)
Nov. 27 vs. SJS: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 1:41)
Nov. 30 at FLA: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barkov, 2:26)
Dec. 4 vs. TOR: L, 4-3 (GWG-Matthews, 4:57)
Dec. 11 vs. LAK: W, 4-3 (GWG-Skinner, 1:49)
Dec. 29 vs. BOS: L, 3-2 (GWG-Kuraly, 3:44)
Jan. 16 at CGY: W, 4-3 (GWG-Eichel, 1:10)
Feb. 8 vs. CAR: L, 6-5 (GWG-Teravainen, 3:25)
March 1 vs. PIT: W, 4-3 (GWG-Sheary, 4:11)
March 28 vs. DET: L, 5-4 (GWG-Bertuzzi, 2:18)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (5-3; 75-69 all-time)
Nov. 10 vs. VAN: W, 4-3 (GDG-Mittelstadt)
Nov. 16 at WPG: W, 2-1 (GDG-Sheary)
Nov. 24 at DET: W, 3-2 (GDG-Reinhart)
Dec. 15 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Ovechkin)
Feb. 5 vs. MIN: W, 5-4 (GDG-Reinhart)
Feb. 21 at TBL: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stamkos)
March 7 at CHI: L, 5-4 (GDG-Kane)
March 17 vs. STL: W, 4-3 (GDG-Reinhart)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Goals
Jason Pominville … 1 goal … 217 goals with Sabres (sole possession, 10th in franchise history)
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 1 assist … 300 career assists
Jeff Skinner … 2 assists … 200 career assists 

RECENT MILESTONES
Victor Olofsson … 1st NHL goal … March 30 at NYI