Post-Game Report: 11/27 vs. San Jose

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(12-8-5)
0 0 2 0 2 38
Sabres
(17-6-2)
0 1 1 1 3 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With their 10th win in a row, the Sabres have matched their franchise record for consecutive wins in a season. The record was originally set in January 1984 and tied in October 2006.
    • In addition to the three official 10-game winning streaks, the Sabres have twice won at least 10 consecutive regular-season games during streaks that spanned two seasons: 15 games (April 8 to Oct. 26, 2006) and 11 games (April 1 to Oct. 26, 1975).
  • The Sabres now have points in 10 straight games for the first time since they recorded points in 11 straight from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18, 2010 (8-0-3).
  • Buffalo has won six straight home games for the first time since Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
  • The Sabres are now 10-0-2 in one-goal games so far this season. Buffalo last won more than half of its one-goal games in a season in 2011-12 (21-9-11). The team’s current .833 winning percentage in one-goal games would top the franchise record of .714 (10-4-0) set in the 1977-78 season.
  • Jeff Skinner’s 19th goal of the season tied him for the league lead. He is on pace for 65 goals this season, which would be the second-highest goal total in Sabres history, trailing only Alexander Mogilny (76) in 1992-93.
  • With his goal tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has five points (1+4) in his last five games.
  • Tage Thompson, who registered an assist on Ristolainen’s goal, now has four points (3+1) in his last five games.
  • Kyle Okposo recorded the secondary assist on Ristolainen’s goal and now has 15 points (5+10) in 14 career games against San Jose.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Sharks Jones O .933 1.95
Sabres Hutton W .947 1.95

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 9-5-3 .894 2.94
Sabres Hutton 12-6-1 .920 2.50

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Evander Kane

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns

Sharks goaltender Martin Jones

SABRES RECALL DEFENSEMAN PILUT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 27, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Pilut (5’11”, 187 lbs., 12/30/1995) joins the Sabres for his second recall of the season but has yet to appear in a game with the team. He is currently tied for third among all AHL skaters with 22 points (3+19) in his first 16 career AHL games and leads the league with a plus-19 rating.

The Tingsryd, Sweden native signed with the Sabres as a free agent in May following a career year with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League that culminated in his selection as the 2017-18 SHL Defenseman of the Year.

Game Preview: 11/27/18 vs. San Jose

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Saturday, November 24
Buffalo 3 at Detroit 2 (SO)
Goals: Skinner, Thompson; GDG-Reinhart
Goalie: Ullmark (35 saves/37 shots)
PP: 2/4; PK: 4/4; Shots: Detroit 37 – Buffalo 35

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 81)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (neck, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 24 games
Scott Wilson (ankle, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 24 games
Patrik Berglund (upper body, Oct. 21; injured reserve) – 3 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
11/21: Recalled D Lawrence Pilut from Rochester (AHL); Placed F Patrik Berglund on IR
11/23: Assigned D Lawrence Pilut to Rochester (AHL)
11/27: Recalled D Lawrence Pilut from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, Nov. 29: Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30: Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 3: Buffalo at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME

SHARKS at SABRES

  • This is the second and final meeting between the Sabres and Sharks this season.
  • Last meeting: San Jose defeated Buffalo 5-1 in San Jose on Oct. 18
  • The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Sharks; 7-2-1 at home
  • This is the 41st game all-time between Buffalo and San Jose; Buffalo has a 24-10-6 series record.
  • The Sabres are 17-2-1 at home against the Sharks all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 11-6-5 all-time on November 27.
  • November 27, 1971: Craig Ramsay appears in his first NHL game, a 5-2 loss at Vancouver. Ramsay would go on to play 1,070 games during the course of his NHL career, all with the Sabres, trailing only Gilbert Perreault (1,191) for most in franchise history.
  • November 27, 2005: Jason Pominville scores his first career NHL goal on Olaf Kolzig in a 3-2 win at Washington.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo is 24-for-26 (92.3%) on the penalty kill in the team’s last 11 games dating back to Nov. 3 vs. Ottawa.
  • The Sabres are looking to avoid losing five straight games to the Sharks after having gone 10-0-1 in the previous 11 matchups between the teams.
  • Carter Hutton is 4-2-1 in his career against the Sharks with a .945 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average.
  • Kyle Okposo has 14 points (5+9) in 13 career games against San Jose.
  • Jack Eichel has six points (1+5) in his last five games against the Sharks.
  • Jeff Skinner has nine points (3+6) in his last nine games against San Jose.
  • Jason Pominville has five points (3+2) in his last five games against San Jose.

GOING STREAKING

  • The Sabres enter tonight’s game on their first nine-game winning streak since the team won its first 10 games of the 2006-07 season. A win tonight would match the franchise record, set in January 1984 and tied during that October 2006 stretch.
  • In addition to the two official 10-game winning streaks, the Sabres have twice won at least 10 consecutive regular-season games during streaks that spanned two seasons: 15 games (April 8 to Oct. 26, 2006) and 11 games (April 1 to Oct. 26, 1975).
  • With a win or overtime loss tonight, the Sabres would have points in 10 straight games for the first time since they recorded points in 11 straight from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18, 2010 (8-0-3).

HOME COOKING

  • Buffalo enters tonight’s game with an 8-2-1 (.773) record at home this season, putting the team on pace for its best home record since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8, .775). Their record ties as the second-best home record in the NHL behind only Boston (8-2-0) entering play Monday.
  • The Sabres have won each of their last five home games. It’s their first five-game home winning streak since they won six in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
  • The team has gone 6-0-1 in its last seven home games. A point tonight would give the Sabres points in eight consecutive home games for the first time since Dec. 10, 2013 to Jan. 9, 2014 (6-0-2).

SCORING EARLY IS GREAT…

  • The Sabres are 11-0-2 when scoring first so far this season. Entering play Monday, they were one of four teams who have earned at least a point in every game in which they’ve opened the scoring in 2018-19.
  • Buffalo is 10-0-2 when leading after the first period. Entering play Monday, they were one of five teams who have earned at least a point in every game in which they’ve led after 20 minutes in 2018-19.

…BUT SCORING LATE IS NICE TOO

  • The Sabres are 5-6-1 when trailing after two periods. Their five wins when trailing after 40 minutes ranked as the second-most in the league entering play Monday.
  • Buffalo’s five wins when trailing after two have already matched last season’s total and leave the team four third-period comebacks shy of the franchise record of nine set in the 2005-06 season.

NOT TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

The Sabres are 9-0-2 in one-goal games so far this season. Buffalo last won more than half of its one-goal games in a season in 2011-12 (21-9-11). The team’s current .818 winning percentage in one-goal games would top the franchise record of .714 (10-4-0) set in the 1977-78 season.

Mr. CARTER

  • Carter Hutton is 7-0-0 with a .934 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average in his last seven games.
  • The seven-game winning streak tops his previous high, a five-game streak from March 21, 2014 at Calgary to April 13, 2014 at Minnesota. It’s the longest winning streak by a Sabres goaltender since Ryan Miller’s eight-game streak from Oct. 8 to 30, 2009.
  • Entering play Monday, Hutton’s 11 wins trailed only Frederik Andersen and Marc-Andre Fleury (12 wins each) for most in the NHL.

DYNAMIC DUO

  • Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner are currently on pace to shatter their personal bests in points and make a mark in the Sabres’ record books on the strength of career-best production at even strength that ranks them among the best even-strength players in the league this season.
  • If he maintains his current pace, Eichel would finish the season with the third-most even-strength points ever recorded by a Sabre (72), trailing only Pat LaFontaine (83) and Alexander Mogilny (78) in 1992-93. He would become the first Sabre to record more than 95 points since LaFontaine (148) and Mogilny (127) that same season.
  • Skinner is currently on pace for the second-highest goal total (62) in Sabres history, trailing only Mogilny in 1992-93 (76). His 44 even-strength goals would finish behind only Mogilny’s even-strength total from that season (49) for most in team history.
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 24 5 23 28 4 17 21
Eichel 2018-19 (Pace) 82 17 79 96 14 58 72
               
Skinner Career High (2016-17) 79 37 26 63 30 18 48
Skinner 2018-19 24 18 8 26 13 5 18
Skinner 2018-19 (Pace) 82 62 27 89 44 17 61

WINNING WAYS

Sam Reinhart has recorded 10 points (2+8) in his last 11 games, including four two-point games during that stretch. The Sabres are 11-0-0 this season when Reinhart records at least one point and 25-2-3 (.883) in his career when he records at least two.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 11/26 games)

  • Buffalo Sabres: 34 PTS (3rd), 16 W (T-3rd), 82.6 PK% (5th)
  • Eichel: 99 S (T-2nd), 23 A (T-3rd), 21 EVP (T-4th), 1 OTG (T-9th), 28 P (T-9th)
  • Hutton: 11 W (3rd), 496 SV (7th)
  • Ristolainen: 79 hits (5th), 25:25 TOI/GP (8th), 1 OTG (T-9th)
  • Skinner: 13 EVG (1st), 18 G (2nd), plus-13 (T-7th), 5 PPG (T-7th)
  • Ullmark: 1 SO (T-8th)

BUF-SJS CONNECTIONS

Former Sabres:

  • Sharks assistant coach Dave Barr was on the coaching staff in Buffalo during the 2015-16 season.
  • Sharks F Evander Kane played for the Sabres for parts of four seasons (2014-2018). He played in 196 games for the club, recording 118 points (68+50).

Zach Bogosian:

  • Played with Sharks F and former Sabre Evander Kane in Atlanta and Winnipeg.
  • Played with Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg in Atlanta.

Jack Eichel:

  • Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer was an assistant coach for Team North America when Eichel played for the team during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Davis Payne:

  • Was an assistant coach for the Kings when Sharks G Martin Jones was playing in Los Angeles.

Marco Scandella:

  • Played with Sharks D Brent Burns in Minnesota. Sharks assistant coach Dave Barr was on the Wild’s coaching staff when Scandella was on the team.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (79), McCabe (41), Girgensons (36)
Blocked Shots: McCabe (42), Ristolainen (36), Bogosian (32)
Shots: Eichel (99), Skinner (80), Ristolainen (56)

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: 4-0-0 (8), 16/10, 4/14, 9/10

OVERTIME RESULTS (3-2; 116-123 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)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (3-0; 73-66 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)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
Nathan Beaulieu … 2 games … 300 career games played
Evan Rodrigues … 2 games … 100 career games played
Remi Elie … 5 games … 100 career games played
Kyle Okposo … 6 games … 700 career games played
Goals
Jason Pominville … 1 goal … 211 goals with Sabres (T-11th in franchise history)
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 6 assists … 300 career assists
Points
Jason Pominville … 3 points … 511 points with Sabres (T-8th in franchise history)

RECENT MILESTONES
Jason Pominville … 682nd game played with Sabres (9th in franchise history) … Nov. 21 vs. PHI

Game Preview: 11/24/18 at Detroit

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Friday, November 23
Montreal 2 at Buffalo 3 (OT)
Goals: Skinner (2), Mittelstadt
Goalie: Hutton (31 saves/33 shots)
PP: 1/4; PK: 1/2; Shots: Buffalo 40 – Montreal 33

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 78)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (neck, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 23 games
Scott Wilson (ankle, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 23 games
Patrik Berglund (upper body, Oct. 21; injured reserve) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
11/21: Recalled D Lawrence Pilut from Rochester (AHL); Placed F Patrik Berglund on IR
11/23: Assigned D Lawrence Pilut to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, Nov. 27: San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29: Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30: Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 3: Buffalo at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at RED WINGS

  • This is the first of four meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings this season.
  • Last meeting: Detroit defeated Buffalo 6-3 in Buffalo on March 29
  • Next meeting: Saturday, Feb. 9 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Red Wings; 4-5-1 on the road
  • This is the 138th game all-time between Buffalo and Detroit; Buffalo has a 60-59-18 series record.
  • The Sabres are 23-39-8 at home against the Red Wings all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 7-9-3 all-time on November 24.
  • November 24, 1974: Bill Hajt scores his first NHL goal and the Sabres and Canadiens combine for 154 penalty minutes as the Buffalo defeats Montreal 6-4 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
  • November 24, 1986: Gilbert Perreault announces his retirement from the NHL and Lindy Ruff is selected to serve as the sixth captain in franchise history.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo is seeking its first five-game road winning streak in the same season since the team won its first 10 road games of the 2006-07 season. Since then, the Sabres have twice won at least five consecutive road games spanning two seasons: 2009 (7-0-0) and 2011 (6-0-0).
  • The Sabres are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. It is the first time the team has won nine games in a 10-game stretch in a single season since the team’s 10-game winning streak to begin the 2006-07 season.
  • Jeff Skinner’s 10 goals in 12 road games trailed only John Tavares (11) for most in the league after last night’s game. With 17 goals through Buffalo’s first 23 games, Skinner finished last night’s game tied with David Pastrnak for most in the NHL this season, becoming the first Sabre to finish a day with the league lead since Thomas Vanek on Feb. 17, 2013.
  • Entering tonight’s game, the Sabres have wins in four straight games against the Atlantic Division for the first time since Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2014. They are seeking their first five-game winning streak against divisional opponents since they won seven in a row against Northeast Division opponents from Dec. 15, 2010 to Feb. 15, 2011.
  • Buffalo is 20-for-22 on the penalty kill in the team’s last 10 games dating back to Nov. 3 vs. Ottawa.

GOING STREAKING

  • The Sabres enter tonight’s game on their first eight-game winning streak since the team won its first 10 games of the 2006-07 season.
  • With a win or overtime loss tonight, the Sabres would have points in nine straight games for the first time since March 10 to 27, 2012 (7-0-2).

SABRES-RED WINGS

  • Since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Buffalo is 5-2-1 against Detroit, including a 3-1-0 record on the road.
  • Jack Eichel has six points (3+3) in six games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has totaled 12 points (1+11) in 12 games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
  • In his last two games against the Red Wings, Carter Hutton has stopped 60 of his 61 shots faced and won both contests.
  • Jason Pominville and Sam Reinhart both have an assist in each of their last two games against the Red Wings.

SCORING EARLY IS GREAT…

  • The Sabres are 10-0-2 when scoring first so far this season. After last night’s game, they were one of four teams who have earned at least a point in every game in which they’ve opened the scoring in 2018-19.
    • Their current win percentage when scoring first (.833) is the team’s best since the 1998-99 season (37-28-17, .846).
  • Buffalo is 9-0-2 when leading after the first period. After last night’s game, they were one of five teams who have earned at least a point in every game in which they’ve led after 20 minutes in 2018-19.
    • Their current win percentage when leading after one (.818) is the team’s best since the 2006-07 season (53-22-7, .893).

…BUT SCORING LATE IS NICE TOO

  • The Sabres are 5-6-1 when trailing after two periods. Their five wins when trailing after 40 minutes ranked as the second-most in the league after last night’s game.
  • Buffalo’s current win percentage when trailing after two periods is .417. The franchise record for best win percentage when trailing after two periods is currently the team’s .286 mark (7-19-0) from the 1983-84 season.

NOT TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
The Sabres are 8-0-2 in one-goal games so far this season. Buffalo last won more than half of its one-goal games in a season in 2011-12 (21-9-11). The team’s current .800 winning percentage in one-goal games would top the franchise record of .714 (10-4-0) set in the 1977-78 season.

MR. CARTER

  • Carter Hutton is 7-0-0 with a .934 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average in his last seven games.
  • The seven-game winning streak tops his previous high, a five-game streak from March 21, 2014 at Calgary to April 13, 2014 at Minnesota. It’s the longest winning streak by a Sabres goaltender since Ryan Miller’s eight-game streak from Oct. 8 to 30, 2009.
  • After last night’s game, Hutton’s 11 wins trailed only Frederik Andersen (12 wins) for most in the NHL.

WINNING WAYS
Sam Reinhart has recorded 11 points (2+9) in his last 10 games, including four two-point games during that stretch. The Sabres are 12-0-0 this season when Reinhart records at least one point and 25-2-3 (.883) in his career when he records at least two.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s fourth of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began with a 3-2 overtime win yesterday against Montreal. The Sabres are 4-0-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 2-1-0 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in their previous back-to-back sets is: four points (2), three points (0), two points (1), one point (0) and zero points (0).

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings after yesterday’s game)

  • Buffalo Sabres: 30 PTS (2nd), 15 W (T-2nd), 81.5 PK% (9th)
  • Eichel: 92 S (3rd), 21 A (4th), 20 EVP (T-4th), 1 OTG (T-9th)
  • Hutton: 11 W (2nd), 496 SV (6th)
  • Ristolainen: 76 hits (4th), 25:20 TOI/GP (9th), 1 OTG (T-9th)
  • Skinner: 13 EVG (1st), 17 G (T-1st), plus-14 (2nd)
  • Ullmark: 1 SO (T-7th)

BUF-DET CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Red Wings assistant coach Dan Bylsma served as the head coach of the Sabres for two seasons (2015-2017).
  • Red Wings assistant coach Doug Houda spent parts of six seasons (1994-1996, 1999-2003) with the Sabres organization. He played in 68 games with the club and recorded seven points (2+5). He was a teammate of Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill during his second stint with the team. Houda also spent two seasons (2004-2006) as an assistant coach for the Rochester Americans.
  • Red Wings video coach Adam Nightingale held the same role for the Sabres for one season (2016-17).
  • Red Wings F Thomas Vanek spent the first nine years of his career (2005-2014) playing for the Sabres. In 598 games in the club, Vanek had 497 points (254+243), which currently ranks 10th on the Sabres franchise all-time scoring list.

Nathan Beaulieu:

  • Played with Red Wings F Jacob de la Rosa and F Thomas Vanek in Montreal.

Jason Botterill:

  • Was a scout for the Stars when Red Wings D Trevor Daley was playing in Dallas. The two later reunited in Pittsburgh where Botterill was the assistant general manager when Daley was playing for the Penguins.
  • Was the assistant general manager in Pittsburgh when Red Wings assistant coach Dan Bylsma was the head coach of the Penguins.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Played for the Islanders with Red Wings F Frans Nielsen and F Thomas Vanek.

Davis Payne:

  • Was an assistant coach for the Kings when Red Wings G Jonathan Bernier was playing in Los Angeles.

Jason Pominville:

  • Played with Red Wings F Thomas Vanek in Minnesota.

Marco Scandella:

  • Played with Red Wings F Thomas Vanek in Minnesota.

Conor Sheary:

  • Played with Red Wings D Trevor Daley in Pittsburgh.

Jeff Skinner:

  • Played with Red Wings F Martin Frk in Carolina.

Steve Smith:

  • Was an assistant coach in Carolina when Red Wings F Martin Frk played for the Hurricanes.

Vladimir Sobotka:

  • Played for the Bruins when Red Wings assistant coach Doug Houda held the same role in Boston.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (76), McCabe (40), Girgensons (36)
Blocked Shots: McCabe (41), Ristolainen (36), Bogosian (31)
Shots: Eichel (92), Skinner (77), Pominville/Ristolainen (53)

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: 3-0-0 (6), 13/8, 2/10, 5/6

OVERTIME RESULTS (3-2; 116-123 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)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (2-0; 72-66 all-time)
Nov. 10 vs. VAN: W, 4-3 (GDG-Mittelstadt)
Nov. 16 at WPG: W, 2-1 (GDG-Sheary)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
Nathan Beaulieu … 2 games … 300 career games played
Evan Rodrigues … 3 games … 100 career games played
Remi Elie … 6 games … 100 career games played
Kyle Okposo … 7 games … 700 career games played
Goals
Jason Pominville … 1 goal … 211 goals with Sabres (T-11th in franchise history)
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 6 assists … 300 career assists
Points
Jason Pominville … 3 points … 511 points with Sabres (T-8th in franchise history)

RECENT MILESTONES
Jeff Skinner … 600th NHL game … Nov. 19 at PIT
Jack Eichel … 200th NHL point … Nov. 19 at PIT
Jason Pominville … 682nd game played with Sabres (9th in franchise history) … Nov. 21 vs. PHI

SABRES ASSIGN PILUT TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 23, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the Rochester Americans (AHL).