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Post-Game Report: 11/11 vs. NJD

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(7-3-3)
0 0 1 1 2 43
Sabres
(5-5-4)
1 0 0 0 1 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres dropped the first game of a home-and-home series with the Devils that continues tomorrow night in New Jersey.
    • Buffalo is now 90-45-24 all-time in the home portion of home-and-home series and 70-59-30 in the first game.
  • The road team has now won each of the last five games between the Sabres and Devils. Prior to that stretch, the home team had won eight in a row.
  • Eleven of the last 23 games between the Sabres and Devils have been settled in overtime or a shootout, including eight of the last 15.
  • Buffalo killed off all six New Jersey power plays, improving to 16-for-16 on the penalty kill at home this season.
  • With the overtime loss, Anders Nilsson is 4-1-1 in seven career appearances against the Devils, with a .953 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average.
    • New Jersey’s first goal brought Nilsson’s shutout streak to an end at 119:46. His career-best streak is 131:08 (12/2/2015 to 12/11/2015) and was also snapped by the Devils.
  • Through four appearances, Nilsson ranks eighth in save percentage (.942) and 11th in goals-against average (1.96) among NHL goaltenders with at least 120 minutes played this season.
  • With his goal, Matt Moulson tied Patrick Laine and Wayne Simmonds for the NHL lead with five power-play goals this season.
    • Ryan O’Reilly recorded an assist on the goal, marking his 200th career NHL assist.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
New Jersey
Kinkaid W .962 0.99
Buffalo Nilsson O .953 1.98

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
New Jersey
Kinkaid 2-0-1 .944 1.65
Buffalo Nilsson 1-1-2 .942 1.96

Post-Game Audio

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Devils defenseman Matt Greene

Devils defenseman Yohann Auvitu

Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid

Devils head coach John Hynes

Post-Game Report: 10/29 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(3-4-1)
0 0 0 0 33
Sabres
(2-3-2)
1 1 1 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Anders Nilsson made 33 saves today to earn his second career shutout (last: 24 saves, March 4, 2012 vs. New Jersey).
    • The shutout was Buffalo’s first since Feb. 19 at Columbus (4-0) and the team’s first at home since Dec. 17, 2015 vs. Anaheim (3-0).
    • Nilsson becomes the 23rd goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout.
  • With his assist on Kyle Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now leads the Sabres with seven points and finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven assists this season.
    • At the conclusion of today’s game, Ristolainen‘s six power-play points this season tied him with  Claude Giroux and Phil Kessel for most in the NHL.
  • Okposo now has a point in nine of his last 11 games against the Panthers (4+5), including a goal in each of the last two.
  • With a goal and an assist today, Sam Reinhart now has five points (4+1) in his last four games against Florida. Ristolainen’s assist gives him five assists in his last five games against Florida.
  • Matt Moulson tallied his fifth power-play point (assist) of the season, tying him for third-most power-play points in the league as of the end of the game.
  • With Vincent Trocheck’s unsuccessful penalty shot, the Sabres have now allowed 21 goals on 62 regular-season penalty shots in franchise history.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Florida Luongo L .880 3.01
Buffalo Nilsson W 1.000 0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Florida Luongo 3-3-0 .910 2.33
Buffalo Nilsson 1-1-1 .938 1.95

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Scott Thornton

Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle

SABRES ACQUIRE NILSSON FROM BLUES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 2, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Nilsson (6’5”, 229 lbs., 3/19/1990) combined to play in 29 games during the 2015-16 season between the Blues and Edmonton Oilers, posting a 10-13-3 record with a .901 save percentage and a 3.12 goals-against average. In 52 career NHL games, Nilsson has posted a 19-22-4 record with a .900 save percentage and a 3.09 goals-against average.

The Lulea, Sweden native was selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft and has represented Sweden twice in international competitions, winning a bronze medal at both the 2014 IIHF World Championship and the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship.