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Post-Game Report: 2/2 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(32-18-1)
0 1 0 1 2 44
Sabres
(20-20-10)
0 0 1 0 1 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Robin Lehner made a season-high 42 saves in the loss, his highest total since he stopped 42 shots on Jan. 22, 2016 vs. Detroit.
  • With his goal, Cody Franson has now totaled six points (2+4) in his last six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly assisted on the goal and now has 11 points (3+8) in his last 10 games at KeyBank Center.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged 32:47 of ice time tonight. It was the second-highest total of his career (highest: 35:24, Jan. 20, 2017 vs. Detroit).
  • Injury Update: Zach Bogosian left tonight’s game with a middle-body injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Lundqvist W .973 0.94
Sabres Lehner O .955 1.88

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Lundqvist 22-13-1 .907 2.73
Sabres Lehner 12-13-6 .920 2.62

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers forward J.T. Miller

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist

Post-Game Report: 12/1 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(16-8-1)
1 2 0 3 25
Sabres
(9-9-5)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improves the Sabres to 4-1-1 in their last six games and 3-0-1 in their last four home games.
  • With two goals tonight, Jack Eichel has points in a career-best seven straight games played dating back to last season (4+6).
    • Eichel now has 12 points (7+5) in his last nine home games and four points (3+1) in two games this season.
    • The Sabres improved to 26-14-4 (.636) when Eichel records a point and 10-3-1 (.750) when he tallies at least two.
  • With his goal, Johan Larsson now has a point in each of his last three games against the Rangers (2+1).
  • Brian Gionta, who had a goal and an assist tonight, now has 14 points (7+7) in his last 15 games against the Rangers.
  • Marcus Foligno recorded an assist on Gionta’s goal, marking the 100th point of his NHL career.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen has taken the league lead with 10 power-play assists on the season.
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist gives him 14 points (4+10) in his last 12 games against the Rangers, including points in each of the last five (2+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Lundqvist L .882 4.06
Sabres Nilsson W .880 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Lundqvist 11-7-1 .914 2.49
Sabres Nilsson 4-2-2 .934 2.30

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist

Post-Game Report: 3/8 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(39-22-6)
1 2 1 4 26
Sabres
(27-32-9)
0 2 0 2 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 8-17-3 when outshooting opponents this season and 0-9-0 in their last nine games against the Rangers.
  • Buffalo is now 5-6-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season.
  • Sam Reinhart scored to increase his point streak to a career-best three games (1+3) and Jack Eichel recorded an assist to improve his point streak to a career-best four games (3+2).
  • With an assist on Buffalo’s first goal, Chad Johnson recorded his second assist of the season and the third of his NHL career.
  • Johan Larsson has now scored in each of the team’s last three home games.
  • With his assist tonight, Zach Bogosian has six points (2+4) in his last five home games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello

Rangers forward Derek Stepan

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta

Post-Game Report: 3/14 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(43-17-7)
0 0 2 2  33
Sabres
(19-43-6)
0 0 0 0  20

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Anders Lindback appeared in his 100th NHL game tonight.
  • Lindback stopped 31 of 32 Rangers shots tonight, logging a season-best .969 save percentage. Since joining the Sabres on Feb. 11, Lindback has recorded a .925 save percentage and a 2.68 goals-against average.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen led all skaters with a career-high ice time of 28:36. His previous high was 27:53 on Dec. 23, 2014 at DET.
  • With the victory, the Rangers have earned their first-ever four-game winning streak in Buffalo. The Sabres have lost seven straight games to the Rangers for the first time since March 23, 1971 to March 2, 1972.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Anders Lindback

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers forward Keith Yandle

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Mackenzie Skapski

Post-Game Report: 2/20 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(35-16-6)
1 2 0 3 43
Sabres
(17-38-4)
1 0 0 1 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Matt Moulson  scored 14 seconds into tonight’s game, marking the fastest Sabres goal to open a game since Tyler Ennis scored 10 seconds from the opening faceoff on Nov. 19, 2013 vs. STL.
  • Moulson’s goal was the 150th of his career, as well as his 300th NHL point.
  • Zach Bogosian led the Sabres in ice time for the fourth consecutive game with a TOI of 26:05. He has averaged 28:08 in his four games with Buffalo, logging seven shots, 24 hits and 13 blocked shots.
  • Mike Weber left tonight’s game with an upper-body injury after the first period.
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Evander Kane will be available to the media at noon on Saturday in the First Niagara Center press conference room.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers forward Rick Nash

Rangers forward Ryan McDonagh

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Mackenzie Skapski