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Post-Game Report: 12/19 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 1 2 3 33
0 0 0 0 36

Game Summary

Event Summary


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Khudobin W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Lehner L .968 1.03


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Khudobin 8-2-2 .923 2.45
Sabres Lehner 7-14-4 .914 2.76


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Bruins forward David Backes

Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller

Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin


Post-Game Report: 1/23 vs. CAR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
1 1 3 5 33
1 1 1 3 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Phil Varone made his NHL debut and picked up his first NHL point with an assist on the Sabres’ second goal.
  • Tyler Ennis scored a goal, extending his point streak to a career-best six games (3+4).
  • With his goal, Cody Hodgson has now tallied points (3+3) in five of six games since returning from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for eight games.
  • With one assist tonight, Steve Ott has now recorded seven points (1+6) in his last eight games.
  • Drew Stafford picked up an assist, increasing his total to five points (3+2) in the last three games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Phil Varone

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Brian Flynn

Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller

Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner

Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera

Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin

Post-Game Report: 3/31 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Bruins (22-8-4) 0 0 2 2 31
Sabres (13-17-6) 0 0 0 0 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s start, Ryan Miller tied Dominik Hasek’s  franchise record 491 games played for the Sabres.
  • Ville Leino missed tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • The Sabres suffered their first shutout loss since Feb. 23 vs. NYI.
  • With the loss, Ryan Miller fell to 24-8-7 in 39 career games against the Bruins, with a .919 save percentage and a 2.53 goals against average.
  • Steve Ott went 14-for-23 at the faceoff circle tonight (61%), improving his season faceoff percentage to 56.2 percent, which will rank him in the top 10 in the NHL after tonight’s games.

Top Quotes

Buffalo forward Jason Pominville:

 On the Sabres’ struggles this season: “We had some great opportunities early on in the game. (We) weren’t able to put them away. Again, I think tonight is a perfect example of why we are where we are in the standings and why they are where they are in the standings. They find ways to win those games, and we’ve been finding ways to lose them. We were the team to blink first, and it cost us the game.”

On the power play: “We obviously did some better things on the power play. (We) moved it around pretty good, had some great looks on one of them, got some tips. I think (Steve Ott) got a good tip. We got shots, were good on retrievals, stuff like that. I think we were able to generate more than we have, but it’s just frustrating when you don’t put them away.”

On Ryan Miller’s play: “He played really well. He obviously made some big saves early on; he kept us in there. I mean, he gave us the type of game that you would expect out of him, and it’s just unfortunate that we weren’t able to put one away.”

Buffalo defenseman Andrej Sekera

On his positioning on David Krejci’s goal: “I tried to block the shot that was coming behind Krejci, but then I couldn’t get a body position on him very good, so it comes down to that.”

On whether he saw Horton when he scored the Bruins’ second goal: “I did not see him coming to be honest. I was focusing on the guy they dropped the pass to and I was yelling just ‘take it to the guy high,’ and as soon as I stopped talking the pass came right through my feet and it was in.”

On the team’s awareness in the defensive zone: “I think the guys played hard, and it comes down to me. I have to win my battles; I have to be better in those situations. I think the guys played pretty well. It was 0-0 so I guess we were doing a good job and I had two tough shifts and it was 2-0 for them.

Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller:

On whether the Sabres got fatigued in the third period: “A little bit. We had our chances early on and we didn’t capitalize. Their guy made some good saves and battled hard for them when they needed it.”

On the Sabres’ defensive coverage in front of the net: “It was like that most of the night. I think their whole idea is just to get pucks and traffic to the net, and our guys played pretty good attention to boxing out and rushing the shooters, so that’s the kind of game it can turn into for us. Unfortunately we just didn’t jump out to that lead, and they got a couple good bounces there and whacked the rebound in.”

On the Sabres’ overall play against Boston: “I thought we played pretty good, I thought we played the game we needed to play, we just didn’t bury. Not for lack of trying, I thought the guys made some good plays, and we were right there. Like I said, their guy made some big saves and it was a battle and it was a good hockey game.”

Boston goaltender Anton Khudobin:

On his pad save on Cody Hodgson’s wrap-around attempt: “Oh yeah, that was interesting save. It fell under my leg and I didn’t know where it [went]. I just swung my leg back. I didn’t know actually where it was, it was under my thigh.”

On keeping the team in the game: “Well it sometimes happens. We have great offensive players and we just know sometimes we can score five or six goals, sometimes just one or two. It happens.”

Boston forward David Krejci: 

On not being able to score during the first two periods: “I feel like we struggled a bit, but we had a pretty solid third, you know?”

On Khudobin’s play: “He was great. He made a great stop on Ennis there.”

On the overall play of the team: “I think we had a solid game. We didn’t get many good scoring chances in the first two periods. Too bad we couldn’t score but we stepped it up and we gotta keep it going.”

On finally being able to score: “Yeah, the goalies are great. We’ve been losing lots of games to them. Tonight it was a pretty good game so we can obviously start something good here.”

On getting the win: “Yeah, two points are huge. We played well defensively, and the goalie kept us in the game a couple times so it was good for us. We’ll take it and like I said move on and get ready for the next game.”

Post-Game Report: 2/10 vs. BOS

Top Notes

  • The Sabres failed to get a point in a home game against the Bruins for the first time since Nov. 3, 2010. They were 4-0-1 in their last five home contests against the Bruins.
  • Buffalo fell to 1-3-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets. They have swept one set, been swept twice, and split one set.
  • The Sabres play Northeast division opponents in eight of their 10 games from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15. They are now 3-3-1 against the Northeast so far this season.
  • Jason Pominville was held without a point in consecutive home games for the first time since Feb. 25-26, 2011.

Top Quotes

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron:

On his goal: “We need to create some momentum on the power play — find a way to score some goals — and that was a timely goal today, especially in the third period.”

On the Bruins’ power play struggles: “Sometimes you have to stay positive and find ways. [I] thought we were doing well moving the puck, whether it’s a bad bounce. Obviously we have to get better — had some bad bounces going our way and today we’ll take that lucky break. It’s karma at some point.”

On the Bruins’ start to the season: “I think we’ve got to keep playing the way we’re playing. Character has been key. We haven’t had our best games every time, but found ways to battle back and get the lead. [Wednesday’s win at] Montreal was a good example; we had a bad start but found a way to win the game in the third. At the same time, we have to realize we have to play for 60 minutes and can’t let down because we’re playing some really good teams right now. With the short season, every game’s really important.”

Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin:

On staying prepared as a backup in the NHL: “Felt very good, try to stay sharp and try to stop the pucks, just be ready every game and even if I’m not playing try to get ready like I’m gonna play, someday when I’m gonna play I’ll be ready, like today.”

On contributing to the win: “Stop all the pucks that I can and hope guys will score goals; pretty much that’s it.”

On the Bruins’ defense: “Pretty much got a little less [action] in second and third period I didn’t do much just had to stop a couple saves and keep the score less. The guys played awesome.”

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis:

On the constant opportunities against Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller: “Yeah, [Miller] played great. He played awesome last night and played awesome again tonight and that’s definitely the main thing we’ve got to clean up, is not giving up those chances and stay out of the box.”

On getting a more balanced scoring attack: “Yeah, you know, Thomas [Vanek] and [Jason Pominville] and Cody [Hodgson] have been carrying the load a lot, so we’ve talked about it quite a bit. It seems like every day we’re talking about secondary scoring needing to come through so, you know, it’s got to come.”

On why the Bruins are tough to play against: “They got a lot of depth. They got a lot of chemistry up front, too. They play well as a whole and they compete hard. I thought we played well against them in Boston and it could have gone either way tonight if we buried some chances, so we’ve got to take some positives out of it and go onto Ottawa.”

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta:

On his fight with Bruins forward Gregory Campbell: “Yeah, I was just trying to create energy and get things going. It’s not a matter of who you fight or the result of the fight. It’s a matter of showing up and showing your teammates that you’re ready to battle. You win some, you lose some. You don’t get too high or too low, and you learn from it and move forward.”

On penalty killing: “We know we’re going to have the [penalty kills], it’s just the way it is. You kill some penalties, there’s going to be penalties in the game. We have to try to limit the amount of penalties that we take, [it] took a weird bounce off the end wall but to another sense you still don’t like to get scored on. You don’t like to lose. The way it works for me is, I’m not too happy, I’m not impressed. I got a bad taste in my mouth because I hate to lose, especially to teams in our division. I just don’t like it. I’m pretty sure a lot of guys in the locker room feel the same way so we’ll go back to the video stuff, learn from it, and move forward.”

Sabres forward Jason Pominville:

 On special teams play: “Saw it last night. Found a way. And tonight was one where we got great goaltending, we couldn’t find a way to win, we couldn’t find a way to put one away and I think our power play has to be a little bit better. We had a tough time getting set up, so that’s an error where we have to improve on. I mean special teams are huge especially against teams that are on top of the league.”

On giving up too many chances on [Sabres goaltender Ryan] Miller: “You’re right with that. We’re giving up too much, we’re making it too easy on them. I feel like we have to earn every opportunity we get, we have to work for our opportunities. On the other hand, sometimes we give them the easy ones where they come around, whether it’s from a turnover we make or a miscue in our zone, they make plays. We’re running around a little bit and it ends up wasting a lot of time in our zone, and then you get the puck out, you’ve got to change and they’re coming right back at you with fresh guys. So it’s about playing in our zone first and that’s how it starts. It’s defense first.”

On Miller’s play: “Ryan played awesome. Even tonight gave us a chance to win. Made some big saves, kept us in the game early, kept us in the game late. Last night [he] won us a game. We gave up a lot of opportunities and he came up big. So it’s definitely nice to see him play that way, we just gotta be better in front of him.”