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Post-Game Report: 3/9 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(41-20-8)
0 0 2 0 0 2 35
Sabres
(30-31-8)
1 1 0 0 1 3 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Linus Ullmark stopped six of seven Capitals shootout attempts to improve to 4-2 in his career in the shootout. His .840 save percentage in shootouts ranks third among active NHL goaltenders (min. 2 shootouts) and currently ranks first in Sabres history.
    • His four shootout wins trail only Ryan Miller (49) and Jhonas Enroth (10) for most in franchise history.
  • With his goal tonight, Victor Olofsson became the 16th Sabres rookie to record 20 goals in a season and the first since Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart did so during the 2015-16 season.
  • With his power-play goal tonight, Eichel now has six points (3+3) in his last six games against the Capitals.
  • Dominik Kahun’s game-deciding goal was his first career NHL shootout goal. He is now 1-for-2 in the shootout in his career.
  • With his 35th and 36th assists in his 59th game of the season, Rasmus Dahlin surpassed his output from his 82-game rookie campaign (35).
  • Dahlin’s second assist of the game gave him seven points (2+5) in five career games against the Capitals. His seven points and 1.4 points per game against Washington represent his highest career outputs against any NHL team.
  • Dahlin also scored on his first career shootout attempt. It was the fifth shootout goal ever scored by a Sabres defenseman and the first since Rasmus Ristolainen’s goal on March 17, 2017 at Anaheim.
    • Ristolainen’s goal at Anaheim was the last of 10 previous shootout attempts by Sabres defensemen before tonight.
  • Marcus Johansson earned the primary assist on Olofsson’s goal and now has six points (2+4) in his last six games against the Capitals.
  • Kyle Okposo (800th NHL game) and Sam Reinhart (400th NHL games) both reached milestone games played totals tonight.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Capitals Holtby O 2 26
Sabres Ullmark W 2 35
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Holtby 25-14-6 .897 3.11
Sabres Ullmark 17-14-3 .915 2.69

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Capitals head coach Todd Reirden

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov

Capitals forward Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 2/19 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Capitals
(34-18-7)
0 2 1 3 30
Sabres
(17-32-11)
0 0 2 2 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has seven points (4+3) in his last seven games against the Capitals. Okposo also has 15 points (3+12) in his last 16 home games.
  • With his assist on the Okposo goal, Scott Wilson now has five points (3+2) in his last six games.
  • Evan Rodrigues, who also assisted on the goal, now has six points (2+4) in his last seven games.
  • Evander Kane scored a goal with an extra attacker on the ice. The Sabres are now tied for the league lead with six goals during 6-on-5 play this season.
  • With their assists on Evander Kane’s goal, Ryan O’Reilly now has 19 points (9+10) in his last 19 games and Sam Reinhart has 17 points (6+11) in his last 16 games.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer W .941 2.00
Sabres Johnson L .931 2.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer 6-7-3 .916 2.62
Sabres Johnson 4-10-3 .890 3.41

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

Capitals defenseman John Carlson

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer

Post-Game Report: 12/28 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(27-6-2)
0 2 0 2 26
Sabres
(15-17-4)
0 0 0 0 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 6-11-1 when outshooting their opponents this season.
  • The Sabres were shut out for the third time this season. It was the first time the team has been shut out by the Capitals since a 2-0 loss on Nov. 25, 2009 (Semyon Varlamov).
  • Tonight’s game was the first Sabres-Capitals game at First Niagara Center to be settled in regulation since Dec. 26, 2011 (4-2 Sabres win).
  • The Capitals have now won three straight road games against the Sabres for the first time in franchise history.
  • Tonight’s game was the first of a home-and-home series that will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Washington. The Sabres will look to avoid being swept for the first time in the franchise’s eight home-and-home series against the Capitals.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner

Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 1/28 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Capitals
(24-21-8)
2 2 0 1 5 35
Sabres
(14-30-8)
1 2 1 0 4 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With an overtime loss tonight, the Sabres have points in five straight home games against the Capitals for the first time since March 31, 1991 to Jan. 27, 1994 (5-0-1).
  • Phil Varone scored his first NHL goal in the second period. Varone got his first point in his NHL debut on Jan. 23 vs. CAR.
  • Cody Hodgson (6 multi-point games), Matt Moulson (6), and Tyler Ennis (5) each recorded two points tonight.
  • Hodgson scored two goals, registering his sixth career two-goal game (last: Nov. 12, 2013 vs. LAK). He has 10 points (6+4) in nine games since returning from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for eight games.
  • Ennis now has 10 points (2+8) in his last seven games against the Capitals.
  • With his goal tonight, Christian Ehrhoff has points (2+2) in each of his last four games against Washington.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Philip Varone

Sabres forward Cody Hodgson

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Capitals head coach Adam Oates

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals defenseman Mike Green

Capital goaltender Braden Holtby

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Capitals
(20-14-5)
0 0 1 0 0 1 50
Sabres
(11-24-4)
0 1 0 0 1 2 17

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Ryan Miller¬†made a career-high 49 saves, improving to 3-0-0 in games in which he faced 50 or more shots. The others were Nov. 5, 2013 at SJS and Jan. 8, 2010 vs. TOR.
  • The Sabres overcame a 33-shot deficit in the win, the largest such deficit in a win in franchise history. The previous record was 31, in a 7-5 win at BOS on March 21, 1971.
  • With the win, the Sabres have now won four consecutive home games for the first time since they won five in a row from Feb. 19 to March 12, 2012.
  • With a 5-0-1 record in the last six home games, the Sabres have points in six straight at home for the first time since they went 7-0-2 from Feb. 17 to March 24, 2012.
  • Miller has now backstopped the Sabres to points in five straight starts (4-0-1) for the first time since he went 8-0-2 from March 7 to March 27, 2012.
  • Miller is now 48-28 all-time in shootouts (including a 26-13 mark at home), holding the NHL record for most career shootout victories.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Capitals head coach Adam Oates

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals forward Troy Brouwer

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer