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Game Preview: 11/2/17 at ARI

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Saturday, October 28
San Jose 3 at Buffalo 2
Goals: O’Reilly, Pominville
Goalie: Lehner (28 saves/31 shots)
PP: 1/5; PK: 3/3; Shots: Buffalo 33 – San Jose 31

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 56)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Justin Falk (undisclosed, Oct. 5) – 12 games
Evan Rodrigues (hand, Oct. 5; injured reserve) – 12 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, Oct.5; injured reserve) – 12 games
Jacob Josefson (lower body, Oct. 17; injured reserve) – 6 games
Josh Gorges (lower body, Oct. 20; injured reserve) – 5 games
Nathan Beaulieu (upper body, Oct. 21; injured reserve) – 4 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
10/28: Assigned D Taylor Fedun to Rochester (AHL)
10/30: Assigned D Zach Redmond to Rochester (AHL)
10/31: Recalled D Taylor Fedun from Rochester (AHL)
11/1: Recalled F Nicholas Baptiste from Rochester (AHL); Activated D Justin Falk from IR; Placed D Nathan Beaulieu on IR

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, Nov. 4: Buffalo at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10: Florida at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11: Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at COYOTES

  • This is the first of two meetings between the Sabres and Coyotes this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Arizona 6-3 in Buffalo on March 2
  • Next meeting: Wednesday, March 21 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Coyotes; 8-2-0 on the road.
  • This is the 77th game all-time between Buffalo and Arizona/Winnipeg; Buffalo has a 45-22-9 series record.
  • The Sabres are 20-15-2 on the road against the Coyotes/Jets all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 10-7-3 all-time on November 2.
  • November 2, 1984: Brent Peterson (1+3), Gilbert Perreault (1+2), Ric Seiling (1+2) and Phil Housley (0+3) all post three or more points in Buffalo’s 8-1 over Hartford in the Aud.
  • November 2, 1996: Dominik Hasek makes 32 saves and Patrick Roy stops all 20 Buffalo shots as the Sabres and Avalanche duel to the fifth scoreless tie in Sabres history.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo is 10-3-1 in its last 14 games against Arizona, including a 5-2-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • The Sabres are looking to avoid losing in consecutive visits to Arizona for the first time since the team lost three straight from Oct. 26, 1997 to Jan. 20, 2000.
  • Buffalo is 9-5-0 in 14 road games against the Coyotes since they relocated from Winnipeg prior to the 1996-97 season.

COYOTE KILLERS

  • Jack Eichel has totaled eight points (3+5) in four career games against Arizona, including at least a point in each game. It ties his best per-game output against any opponent, matching his total of two points in one career meeting with the Vegas Golden Knights.
    • Eichel has more than eight career points against just two NHL teams: Ottawa (10 points in seven games) and Toronto (nine points in seven games)
  • Kyle Okposo has 10 points (3+7) in 10 career games against the Coyotes, who are one of eight teams Okposo has totaled at least a point per game against in his career (Anaheim, Arizona, Calgary, Dallas, Edmonton, Nashville, San Jose, Vancouver).
    • With two points tonight, Okposo’s per-game output against the Coyotes would outpace his current best against any opponent (14 points in 12 games against San Jose).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has six points (2+4) in six career matchups with Arizona. The Coyotes are one of three NHL teams that Ristolainen has tallied at least a point per game against in his career, joining Edmonton and Vegas.
    • With two points tonight, Ristolainen’s per-game output against the Coyotes would match his current best against any opponent (eight points in seven games against Edmonton).
  • Chad Johnson is 5-2-0 in seven career games against Arizona with a .924 save percentage and a 1.95 goals-against average. The five wins are second only to his seven against Carolina for his highest total against any opponent.

HOT AGAINST ARIZONA

  • Jason Pominville has 15 points (3+12) in his last 15 games against the Coyotes.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has 13 points (5+8) in his last 13 games against the Coyotes.
  • Jordan Nolan scored three goals in three games against the Coyotes last season.
  • Jake McCabe had an assist in each of the team’s meetings with the Coyotes last season.

ONE BUFFALO

  • The Sabres and the Buffalo Bills are playing on the same day for the first of two times this season after doing so three times last season. The other occurrence is Dec. 10.
  • The teams have played on the same date 215 times, with both teams winning their respective games on 48 of those days.
  • The Sabres are 115-67-33 when playing on a Bills game day and the Bills are 91-122-2 on those dates.
  • The last time the Sabres and Bills both won on the same date was Oct. 16, 2016.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 11/1 games)

  • Kane: 2 SHG (T-1st), 60 S (2nd)
  • O’Reilly: 187 FOW (1st), 303 FO (2nd), 61.7% FO% (6th), 3 PPG (T-6th)
  • Ristolainen: 27:23 TOI/GP (1st)

BUF-ARI CONNECTIONS
Former Coyotes:

  • Chad Johnson played four games for Arizona during the 2012-13 season, posting a 2-0-2 record with a .954 save percentage and a 1.21 goals-against average.

Local Players:

  • Adam Clendening was born in Niagara Falls, New York.

Justin Bailey:

  • Teammates with Tobias Rieder for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) during the 2012-13 season.

Taylor Fedun:

  • Played with Jason Demers for the San Jose Sharks during the 2014-15 season.

Seth Griffith:

  • Teammates with Max Domi for the London Knights (OHL) from 2011-2013.
  • Played with Zac Rinaldo for the Boston Bruins during part of the 2015-16 season. He and Zac were also teammates for the London Knights (OHL) during the 2009-10 campaign.
  • He and Jason Demers were teammates for the Florida Panthers during the 2016-17 season.

Chad Johnson:

  • Played with Derek Stepan for the New York Rangers during the 2010-11 season.

Evander Kane:

  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2011 and 2012 World Championships.

Robin Lehner:

  • Played with Nick Cousins for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) during the 2009-10 season.

Matt Moulson:

  • He and Brad Richardson were teammates for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2008-09 season.

Jordan Nolan:

  • Played with Nick Cousins for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) during the 2009-10 season.
  • He and Brad Richardson were teammates for the Los Angeles Kings from 2011-2013.
  • Teammates with Luke Schenn for the Los Angeles Kings during part of the 2015-16 season.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Alex Goligoski at the 2012 World Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2012 and 2013 World Championships.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.
  • Played with Jason Demers for Team Canada at the 2017 World Championship.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Played with Derek Stepan for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.
  • Teammates with Adam Clendening for the Edmonton Oilers during the 2015-16 season.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Played with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship where Canada won the gold medal and Reinhart and Domi were named to the tournament All-Star team.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

Matt Tennyson:

  • Played with Jason Demers for the San Jose Sharks during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons

NHL Draft:

  • Marco Scandella (55th overall) was taken four picks after Derek Stepan (51st overall) in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Evander Kane (4th overall) was taken two picks before Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6th overall) in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Jake McCabe (44th overall) and Jordan Martinook (58th overall) were both second-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall) and Max Domi (12th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
  • Nick Baptiste (69th overall) and Anthony Duclair (80th overall) were both chosen in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
  • Sam Reinhart (2nd overall) was taken 10 picks before Brendan Perlini (12th overall) in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (36), Kane (27), Pouliot (23)
Blocked Shots: McCabe (21), Scandella (15), Ristolainen (14)
Shots: Kane (60), O’Reilly (34), Eichel (32)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 0-2-0 (0), 3/8, 1/6, 4/5

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-1; 109-112 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
Johan Larsson … 10 games … 200 career games played
Assists
Matt Moulson … 7 assists … 200 career assists
Points
Sam Reinhart … 6 points … 100 career points
Marco Scandella … 9 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Post-Game Report: 3/2 vs. ARI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(22-34-7)
1 1 1 3 22
Sabres
(27-26-11)
1 2 3 6 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 11-2-1 in their last 14 games against the Coyotes, including a 6-1-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • Marcus Foligno’s fourth career shorthanded goal was his 11th of the season, marking a new career high.
  • Foligno also scored an empty-net goal, marking his seventh career two-goal game and his first since Feb. 12, 2016.
  • With a goal and two assists tonight, Jack Eichel now has a point in eight straight games (2+9), extending his career-high streak.
    • The Sabres improved to 11-1-0 this season — and 20-4-0 in his career — when Eichel records at least two points.
  • Eichel finished the game tied with Patrick Kane for the league lead with 19 points since the beginning of February.
  • Evander Kane scored his 22nd even-strength goal of the season. Kane finished the game tied for fifth among all NHL players in even-strength goals this season despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
  • Kyle Okposo left tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Coyotes
Smith L .897 4.08
Sabres Lehner W .864 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Smith 16-19-6 .913 3.00
Sabres Lehner 18-18-7 .921 2.63

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett

Coyotes forward Teemu Pulkkinen

Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder

Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski

Game Preview: 3/2/17 vs. ARI

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, February 28
Nashville 5 at Buffalo 4 (OT)
Goals: Gionta, Okposo, Kane, McCabe
Goalie: Lehner (36 saves/41 shots)
PP: 0/2; PK: 3/4; Shots: Nashville 41 – Buffalo 32

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 307)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Cody McCormick (blood clots, Oct. 13; injured reserve) – 63 games
Johan Larsson (wrist, Jan. 3; injured reserve) – 27 games
William Carrier (knee, Feb.4; injured reserve) – 13 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
2/24:
Recalled F Justin Bailey and F Evan Rodrigues from Rochester (AHL); Activated F Zemgus Girgensons from IR; Assigned F Derek Grant to Rochester
2/26: Recalled G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL)
2/28: Acquired D Mat Bodie from NY Rangers in exchange for F Daniel Catenacci
3/1:
Assigned G Linus Ullmark to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, March 4:
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7: San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 10: Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 11: Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
COYOTES at SABRES

  • This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Coyotes this season.
  • Last meeting: Arizona defeated Buffalo 3-2 in Arizona on Feb. 26
  • The Sabres are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Coyotes; 4-4-2 at home.
  • This is the 76th game all-time between Buffalo and Arizona/Winnipeg; Buffalo has a 44-22-9 series record.
  • The Sabres are 24-7-7 at home against the Coyotes/Jets all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 9-4-3 all-time on March 2.
  • March 2, 1998: Alexei Zhitnik scores the game’s only goal and Dominik Hasek gets his second shutout in as many nights as the Sabres top the New York Rangers 1-0 at Madison Square Garden.
  • March 2, 2007: The Sabres score eight goals, including the first two of Mike Ryan’s career, to top the Montreal Canadiens 8-5 and improve to first place in the NHL.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo is 10-2-1 in its last 13 games against Arizona, including a 5-1-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • The Sabres are 2-0-1 in their last three home games against the Coyotes, with Arizona’s last regulation win in Buffalo taking place on Nov. 19, 2011.
  • With a point tonight, the Sabres would have points in four straight home games against the Coyotes for the first time since their first four visits following their move to Phoenix (1-0-3 from Jan. 5, 1997 to Oct. 11, 1999).

WHO’S HOT?

  • Jack Eichel has logged 22 points (6+16) in his last 21 games, including seven multi-point outings. The Sabres are 10-1-0 this season (and 19-4-0 in his career) when he has at least two points.
  • Evander Kane has 16 points (10+6) in his last 17 games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has a point in nine of his last 13 games (1+8).

COYOTE KILLERS

  • Kyle Okposo has eight points (3+5) in nine career games against the Coyotes.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has seven points (1+6) in his last seven games against the Coyotes.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has five points (2+3) in five career matchups with Arizona.
  • Zemgus Girgensons has totaled four points (1+3) in four career games against the Coyotes.
  • Tyler Ennis has four points (3+1) his last four games against the Coyotes.
  • Jack Eichel has totaled five points (2+3) in three career games against Arizona, including at least a point in each game.
  • Josh Gorges has a point in four of his last five games against the Coyotes (1+3).

HOME COOKIN’

  • Ryan O’Reilly has 19 points (6+13) in his last 18 home games.
  • Sam Reinhart has 12 points (4+8) in his last 13 home games and hasn’t gone two home games without a point since Dec. 6 and 9.
  • Jack Eichel has 20 points (7+13) in 21 home games this season, including six multi-point outings.
  • Evander Kane has seven points (6+1) in his last seven home games.
  • Kyle Okposo has nine points (5+4) in his last 11 home games and hasn’t gone two home games without a point since Jan. 7 and 10.

THE KANE EVENT

  • Evander Kane has scored each of his 22 goals this season in his last 39 games.
  • Kane is tied for sixth in the NHL with 21 even-strength goals despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
  • Since Dec. 1, Kane is ranked third among all NHL skaters in goals (22), leads the league in even-strength goals (21) and is tied for fifth in shots on goal (147).
  • Kane’s current pace of .412 even-strength goals per game is the highest by any Sabre with at least 15 games played since Alexander Mogilny’s franchise-best mark in 1992-93 (.636).

*All rankings before 3/1 games.

SOPHOMORE SURGE

In their second full NHL seasons, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have each improved on their points-per-game totals from 2015-16.

2015-16 2016-17
Jack Eichel Sam Reinhart Jack Eichel Sam Reinhart
G/GP .30 (25) .29 (24) .33 (27) .23 (19)
A/GP .40 (33) .24 (20) .55 (45) .39 (32)
P/GP .69 (57) .53 (43) .88 (72) .62 (51)
SOG/GP 2.9 (238) 2.1 (172) 4.0 (326) 2.3 (191)

(82-game pace in parentheses)

THEY’VE GOT THE POWER

  • The Sabres entered play Wednesday ranked fourth in the league with a 22.2% success rate on the power play.
  • Buffalo has not finished a season ranked in the top five in power play percentage since the 2005-06 season (third, 21.2%).
  • The team’s current power-play percentage would rank as the ninth-best conversion rate in franchise history and the best since the team’s 22.6% mark in 1993-94. It would be the 58th-best season by any team since the league began publishing the stat in 1987-88.

ASSIST-OLAINEN
Rasmus Ristolainen
enters play Wednesday tied for 25th among all NHL skaters with 33 assists this season.

  • Ristolainen has recorded an assist on 21.9 percent of his teammates’ goals. Only one Sabres defenseman has ever recorded an assist on more than 20 percent of his teammates’ goals: Phil Housley (22.6%) in 1989-90.
  • Ristolainen would need to fail to record an assist on each of his teammates’ next 15 goals to fall below 20 percent.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 3/1 games)

  • Buffalo Sabres: 22.2% PP% (4th)
  • Eichel: 4.0 S/GP (2nd)
  • Foligno: 214 hits (4th)
  • Kane: 21 EVG (T-6th)
  • Lehner: .922 SV% (8th)
  • Nilsson: .921 SV% (9th), .931 EV SV% (9th)
  • O’Reilly: 21:38 TOI/GP (1st, forwards), 57.8 FO% (6th)
  • Ristolainen: 20 PPA (T-2nd), 26:54 TOI (4th), 21 PPP (T-8th), 33 A (6th, defensemen)

BUF-ARI Connections
Former Sabres:

  • Jamie McGinn recorded 27 points (14+13) in 63 games for the Sabres during the 2015-16 season.

Dan Bylsma:

  • Coached Alex Goligoski for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2008-2011.

Justin Bailey:

  • Teammates with Tobias Rieder for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) during the 2012-13 season.
  • Played with Anthony DeAngelo for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) during the 2014-15 season.

Zach Bogosian:

  • Teammates with Alexander Burmistrov during the 2010-11 season for the Atlanta Thrashers and from 2011-2013 for the Winnipeg Jets.

Jack Eichel:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2015 World Championship.

Tyler Ennis:

  • Represented Canada alongside Mike Smith at the 2015 World Championship.

Cody Franson:

  • He and Peter Holland both played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2013-2015.

Brian Gionta:

  • Played with Ryan White for the Montreal Canadiens from 2009-2014.

Josh Gorges

  • Played with Kyle Chipchura for the Montreal Canadiens from 2007-2010.
  • Played with Ryan White for the Montreal Canadiens from 2009-2014.

Evander Kane:

  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2011 and 2012 World Championships.
  • Teammates with Alexander Burmistrov during the 2010-11 season for the Atlanta Thrashers and from 2011-2013 for the Winnipeg Jets.

Jake McCabe:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2013 World Junior Championship and at the 2014 and 2016 World Championships.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Alex Goligoski at the 2012 World Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Represented Canada alongside Mike Smith at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.
  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2012 and 2013 World Championships.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Played with Lawson Crouse, Max Domi and Anthony Duclair for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship where Canada won the gold medal and Reinhart and Domi were named to the tournament All-Star team.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

NHL Draft:

  • Evander Kane (4th overall) was taken two picks before Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6th overall) in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Jake McCabe (44th overall) and Jordan Martinook (58th overall) were both second-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall) and Max Domi (12th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
  • Jack Eichel (2nd overall) and Lawson Crouse (11th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Foligno (214), Ristolainen (158), Gorges (103)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (139), Gorges (83), McCabe (83)
Shots: Kane (172), Eichel (167), Okposo/Ristolainen (150)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
4-4-2 (10), 23/24, 8/35, 26/31
11-20: 3-4-3 (9), 15/26, 6/31, 28/36
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/26, 8/30, 13/24
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 27/31, 7/34, 21/28
41-50: 4-5-1 (9), 28/33, 6/27, 21/28
51-60: 6-4-0 (12), 26/25, 6/25, 24/30
61-70: 0-3-0 (0), 9/13, 1/7, 8/9

OVERTIME RESULTS (6-6; 108-111 all-time)
Oct. 18 at CGY: L, 4-3 (GWG-Monahan)
Nov. 11 vs. NJD: L, 2-1 (GWG-Greene)
Dec. 5 at WSH: L, 3-2 (GWG-Johansson)
Dec. 6 vs. EDM: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen)
Dec. 16 vs. NYI: W, 3-2 (GWG-Ristolainen)

Jan. 5 at CHI: L, 4-3 (GWG-Kane)
Jan. 20 vs. DET: W, 3-2 (GWG-Okposo)
Jan. 21 at MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Bogosian)
Jan. 24 at NSH: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel)

Feb. 2 vs. NYR: L, 2-1 (GWG-Kreider)
Feb. 7 vs. SJS: W, 5-4 (GWG-Kane)
Feb. 28 vs. NSH: L, 5-4 (GWG-Forsberg)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-5; 68-63 all-time)
Oct. 25 at PHI: L, 4-3 (GDG-Giroux)
Nov. 9 vs. OTT: L, 2-1 (GDG-Ryan)
Nov. 19 vs. PIT: W, 2-1 (GDG-C. O’Reilly)
Nov. 23 vs. DET: L, 2-1 (GDG-Vanek)
Dec. 17 at CAR: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stempniak)
Dec. 20 at FLA: L, 4-3 (GDG-Trocheck)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

Dmitry Kulikov … 3 games … 500 NHL games
Kyle Okposo … 9 games … 600 NHL games
Goals
Tyler Ennis … 4 goals … 100 NHL goals
Assists
Brian Gionta … 5 assists … 300 NHL assists
Points
Jack Eichel … 7 points … 100 NHL points

RECENT MILESTONES
Tyler Ennis … 400th NHL game … Feb. 28 vs. NSH

Game Preview: 2/26/17 at ARI

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Saturday, February 25
Buffalo 3 at Colorado 5
Goals: Reinhart. Foligno, Rodrigues
Goalie: Lehner (25 saves/29 shots); 1 ENG
PP: 1/4; PK: 2/2; Shots: Buffalo 37 – Colorado 30

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 300)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Cody McCormick (blood clots, Oct. 13; injured reserve) – 61 games
Johan Larsson (wrist, Jan. 3; injured reserve) – 25 games
William Carrier (knee, Feb.4; injured reserve) – 11 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
2/20:
Assigned F Justin Bailey, F Nicholas Baptiste and F Evan Rodrigues to Rochester (AHL)
2/24: Recalled F Justin Bailey and F Evan Rodrigues from Rochester (AHL); Activated F Zemgus Girgensons from IR; Assigned F Derek Grant to Rochester
2/26: Recalled G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, Feb. 28:
Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 2: Arizona at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7: San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES AT COYOTES

  • This is the first of two meetings between the Sabres and Coyotes this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Arizona 2-1 in Arizona on Jan. 18, 2016
  • Next meeting: Thursday, March 2 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Coyotes; 8-2-0 on the road.
  • This is the 75th game all-time between Buffalo and Arizona/Winnipeg; Buffalo has a 44-21-9 series record.
  • The Sabres are 20-14-2 on the road against the Coyotes/Jets all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 9-8-6 all-time on February 26.
  • February 26, 1987: Wilf Paiement records the 99th hat trick in Sabres history in a 4-3 win against the visiting St. Louis Blues.
  • February 26, 1995: Dominik Hasek plays his 100th game as a member of the Sabres against the New York Rangers.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Buffalo is 10-1-1 in its last 12 games against Arizona, including a 5-0-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • With a point tonight, the Sabres would have points in seven straight games against the Coyotes/Jets for the first time since they won a series-best seven straight games against the Jets from March 20, 1989 to March 13, 1991.

SCORCHING HOT IN THE DESERT
The Sabres have won their last six games in Arizona, with the last loss taking place on Jan. 21, 2008. It is the longest road winning streak the Sabres have had against the Coyotes/Jets franchise. Buffalo is 9-4-0 in 13 road games against the Coyotes since they relocated from Winnipeg prior to the 1996-97 season.

COYOTE KILLERS

  • Brian Gionta has 10 points (4+6) in his last 10 games against the Coyotes.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has nine points (4+5) in his last nine games against the Coyotes, including at least a point in each of the last six matchups and each of the five road games during that stretch.
  • Kyle Okposo has eight points (3+5) in eight career games against the Coyotes.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has five points (2+3) in four career matchups with Arizona, including at least a point in each game.
  • Zemgus Girgensons has totaled four points (1+3) in three career games against the Coyotes, including at least a point in each of the three.
  • Tyler Ennis has four points (3+1) in four career games against the Coyotes.
  • Jack Eichel has three points (1+2) in two career games against Arizona.

WHO’S HOT?

  • Jack Eichel has logged 19 points (5+14) in his last 19 games, including six multi-point outings. The Sabres are 10-0-0 this season (and 19-3-0 in his career) when he has at least two points.
  • Evander Kane has 15 points (9+6) in his last 15 games.
  • Sam Reinhart has seven points (3+4) in his last seven games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has a point in nine of his last 11 games (1+8). He enters tonight’s game on a career-best six-game point streak.

HOW THE WEST WAS WON

  • Tonight is the Sabres’ fifth game in a seven-game stretch against Western Conference teams. Buffalo is 2-2-0 in the first four games.
  • The Sabres are 12-8-2 in all games against the Western Conference this season and 10-5-2 in their last 17 games against the Pacific Division.

THEY’VE GOT THE POWER

  • The Sabres finished last night’s game ranked third in the league with a 22.6% success rate on the power play.
  • Buffalo has not finished a season ranked in the top five in power play percentage since the 2005-06 season (third, 21.2%).
  • The team’s current power-play percentage would rank as the ninth-best conversion rate in franchise history and the best since the team’s 22.6% mark in 1993-94. It would be the 49th-best season by any team since the league began publishing the stat in 1987-88.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s 12th of a league-high 19 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began last night with a 5-3 loss at Colorado. The Sabres are 6-4-2 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 4-6-1 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to-back sets this season is: four points (2), three points (2), two points (4), one point (1) and zero points (2).

THE KANE EVENT
Evander Kane
has scored each of his 21 goals this season in his last 37 games, including a team-high 20 even-strength goals. Since Dec. 1, he is tied for second among all NHL skaters in goals (21), leads the league in even-strength goals (20) and is tied for fifth in shots on goal (142).

*All rankings before as on the conclusion of last night’s game.

SOPHOMORE SURGE
In their second full NHL seasons, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have each improved on their points-per-game totals from 2015-16.

2015-16

2016-17

Jack Eichel

Sam Reinhart

Jack Eichel

Sam Reinhart

G/GP

.30 (25)

.29 (24)

.33 (27)

.24 (19)

A/GP

.40 (33)

.24 (20)

.53 (43)

.41 (33)

P/GP

.69 (57)

.53 (43)

.85 (70)

.64 (53)

SOG/GP

2.9 (238)

2.1 (172)

4.0 (326)

2.3 (186)

(82-game pace in parentheses)

ASSIST-OLAINEN
Rasmus Ristolainen
finished last night’s game tied for 21st among all NHL skaters with 33 assists this season.

  • Ristolainen has recorded an assist on 22.8 percent of his teammates’ goals. Only one Sabres defenseman has ever recorded an assist on more than 20 percent of his teammates’ goals: Phil Housley (22.6%) in 1989-90.
  • Ristolainen would need to fail to record an assist on each of his teammates’ next 21 goals to fall below 20 percent.

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

  • Buffalo Sabres: 22.6% PP% (3rd)
  • Eichel: 4.0 S/GP (2nd)
  • Foligno: 210 hits (3rd)
  • Kane: 20 EVG (T-6th)
  • Lehner: .925 SV% (7th), .931 EV SV% (10th)
  • Nilsson: .934 EV SV% (5th), .922 SV% (9th)
  • Okposo: 20 PPP (T-10th)
  • O’Reilly: 21:37 TOI/GP (1st, forwards), 57.9 FO% (6th)
  • Ristolainen: 20 PPA (1st), 26:56 TOI (4th), 20 PPP (T-7th), 33 A (T-5th, defensemen)

BUF-ARI Connections
Former Sabres:

  • Jamie McGinn recorded 27 points (14+13) in 63 games for the Sabres during the 2015-16 season.

Dan Bylsma:

  • Coached Alex Goligoski for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2008-2011.

Justin Bailey:

  • Teammates with Tobias Rieder for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) during the 2012-13 season.
  • Played with Anthony DeAngelo for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) during the 2014-15 season.

Zach Bogosian:

  • Teammates with Alexander Burmistrov during the 2010-11 season for the Atlanta Thrashers and from 2011-2013 for the Winnipeg Jets.

Jack Eichel:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2015 World Championship.

Tyler Ennis:

  • Represented Canada alongside Mike Smith at the 2015 World Championship.

Cody Franson:

  • He and Peter Holland both played for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2013-2015.

Brian Gionta:

  • Played with Ryan White for the Montreal Canadiens from 2009-2014.

Josh Gorges

  • Played with Kyle Chipchura for the Montreal Canadiens from 2007-2010.
  • Played with Ryan White for the Montreal Canadiens from 2009-2014.

Evander Kane:

  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2011 and 2012 World Championships.
  • Teammates with Alexander Burmistrov during the 2010-11 season for the Atlanta Thrashers and from 2011-2013 for the Winnipeg Jets.

Jake McCabe:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2013 World Junior Championship and at the 2014 and 2016 World Championships.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Alex Goligoski at the 2012 World Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Represented Canada alongside Mike Smith at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.
  • He and Luke Schenn played for Team Canada at the 2012 and 2013 World Championships.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Played with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship where Canada won the gold medal and Reinhart and Domi were named to the tournament All-Star team.
  • Teammates with Max Domi for Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship.

NHL Draft:

  • Evander Kane (4th overall) was taken two picks before Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6th overall) in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Jake McCabe (44th overall) and Jordan Martinook (58th overall) were both second-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall) and Max Domi (12th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Foligno (210), Ristolainen (154), Gorges (100)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (137), McCabe (82), Gorges (79)
Shots: Kane (167), Eichel (159), Okposo/Ristolainen (144)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
4-4-2 (10), 23/24, 8/35, 26/31
11-20: 3-4-3 (9), 15/26, 6/31, 28/36
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/26, 8/30, 13/24
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 27/31, 7/34, 21/28
41-50: 4-5-1 (9), 28/33, 6/27, 21/28
51-60: 6-4-0 (12), 26/25, 6/25, 24/30
61-70: 0-1-0 (0), 3/5, 1/4, 2/2

OVERTIME RESULTS (6-5; 108-110 all-time)
Oct. 18 at CGY: L, 4-3 (GWG-Monahan)
Nov. 11 vs. NJD: L, 2-1 (GWG-Greene)
Dec. 5 at WSH: L, 3-2 (GWG-Johansson)
Dec. 6 vs. EDM: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen)
Dec. 16 vs. NYI: W, 3-2 (GWG-Ristolainen)

Jan. 5 at CHI: L, 4-3 (GWG-Kane)
Jan. 20 vs. DET: W, 3-2 (GWG-Okposo)
Jan. 21 at MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Bogosian)
Jan. 24 at NSH: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel)

Feb. 2 vs. NYR: L, 2-1 (GWG-Kreider)
Feb. 7 vs. SJS: W, 5-4 (GWG-Kane)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-5; 68-63 all-time)
Oct. 25 at PHI: L, 4-3 (GDG-Giroux)
Nov. 9 vs. OTT: L, 2-1 (GDG-Ryan)
Nov. 19 vs. PIT: W, 2-1 (GDG-C. O’Reilly)
Nov. 23 vs. DET: L, 2-1 (GDG-Vanek)
Dec. 17 at CAR: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stempniak)
Dec. 20 at FLA: L, 4-3 (GDG-Trocheck)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

Tyler Ennis … 2 games … 400 NHL games
Dmitry Kulikov … 5 games … 500 NHL games
Goals
Tyler Ennis … 4 goals … 100 NHL goals
Assists
Brian Gionta … 6 assists … 300 NHL assists

RECENT MILESTONES
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Game Preview: 1/18/16 at ARI

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Saturday, January 16
Washington 1 at Buffalo 4
Goals: Varone, Schaller, Kane, Franson
Goalie: Johnson (33 saves/34 shots)
PP: 1/5; PK: 4/4; Shots: Washington 34 – Buffalo 29

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 200)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Cody McCormick (blood clot, Oct. 8; injured reserve) – 45 games
Tyler Ennis (upper body, Dec. 31; injured reserve) – 8 games
Nicolas Deslauriers (lower body, Jan. 5; injured reserve) – 6 games
Zemgus Girgensons (upper body, Jan. 16) – 1 game
Josh Gorges (upper body, Jan. 16) – 1 game

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
1/14:
Recalled G Robin Lehner from conditioning stint in Rochester (AHL); Assigned G Linus Ullmark to Rochester
1/16: Recalled F Philip Varone from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Wednesday, Jan. 20:
Buffalo at Colorado, 10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22: Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 25: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3: Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at COYOTES

  • This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Coyotes this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Arizona, 5-2, in Buffalo on Dec. 4
  • The Sabres are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Coyotes; 7-3-0 on the road.
  • This is the 74th game all-time between Buffalo and Arizona/Winnipeg; Buffalo has a 43-21-9 series record.
  • The Sabres are 19-14-2 on the road against the Coyotes/Jets all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 11-3-4 all-time on January 18.
  • Four different Sabres goaltenders (Don Edwards, Tom Barrasso, Dominik Hasek, Martin Biron) have earned a shutout on Jan. 18. It is one of only two dates on which the Sabres have recorded four shutouts; the other is Nov.19.
  • January 18, 1984: Tom Barrasso makes 30 saves in his first NHL shutout as the Sabres top the Los Angeles Kings, 4-0.
  • January 18, 2008: Derek Roy records his third career hat trick and Drew Stafford records his first in a 10-1 win against the Atlanta Thrashers, marking the 12th game in franchise history to feature two Sabres hat tricks.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • A win tonight would give the Sabres wins in three straight road games for the second time this season (last: Nov. 1 to 12).
  • The Sabres have won their last five games in Arizona, with the last loss taking place on Jan. 21, 2008. It is the longest road winning streak the Sabres have had against the Coyotes franchise.
  • Buffalo is 8-4-0 in 12 road games against the Coyotes since they relocated from Winnipeg prior to the 1996-97 season.
  • If he appears in tonight’s game, David Legwand will become the 15th active NHL player (182nd all-time) to appear in 1,100 career regular-season games. The last player to reach this milestone was Daniel Sedin (Jan. 1, 2016 vs. ANA).
  • Evander Kane ranked eighth in the league entering play Sunday with 3.7 shots per game.
  • Entering Sunday’s games, Ryan O’Reilly (21:54) led all NHL forwards in average ice time per game and Evander Kane (21:01) ranked third.

COYOTE KILLERS

  • David Legwand has at least a point in each of his last six games against the Coyotes, totaling 10 points (3+7) in those six games.
  • Brian Gionta has 10 points (4+6) in his last nine games against the Coyotes.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has eight points (3+5) in his last eight games against Arizona, including at least a point in each of the last five matchups and at least a point in each of the last four road games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has recorded a point in each of his three career matchups with the Coyotes (2+1).
  • Cody Franson has five points (1+4) in his last six meetings with the Coyotes, including a point in each of his last three visits to Arizona.

THE O’REILLY FACTOR

  • Ryan O’Reilly has 21 points (10+11) in his last 22 games, a stretch that included an eight-game point streak from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14 which tied the longest streak of O’Reilly’s career.
  • O’Reilly (57.8%) ranked fifth in the league in faceoff percentage before Sunday’s games. O’Reilly also leads the league with 1,141 faceoffs taken, accounting for 42.2% of Buffalo’s total faceoffs.
  • O’Reilly will become the 31st player in Sabres history to appear in the NHL All-Star Game when he plays in this year’s installment on Jan. 31 in Nashville.

YOUNG GUNS

  • Jack Eichel enters tonight’s game with 13 points (4+9) in his last 13 games, a stretch which included a career-best, four-game point streak (2+4) from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5.
  • Eichel entered Sunday’s games ranked in the top five among NHL rookies in goals (T-3rd, 13), assists (4th, 14), points (4th, 27), shots (1st, 141) and time on ice per game (5th, 18:49).
  • If they maintain their current pace, Eichel (13+14) and Sam Reinhart (12+9) would be the first pair of Sabres rookies to surpass the 30-point mark since Thomas Vanek (48) and Jason Pominville (30) did so in 2005-06.
  • Eichel (13) and Reinhart (12) are also on pace to become the second pair of rookies in Sabres history to each record 20 goals in the same season. The first pair was Danny Gare (31) and Peter McNab (22) in 1974-75.
  • With 27 points (13+14) in 45 games, Eichel is on pace for 49 points this season. If he reaches the 50-point mark, he will become the ninth Sabres rookie to record more than 50 points in a season. He would be the first since Derek Plante (1993-94) and the second-youngest to do so, trailing Phil Housley (1982-83).

FINNISHING TOUCH

  • Before Sunday’s games, Rasmus Ristolainen ranked in the top 15 among NHL defensemen in goals (T-10th, 8), assists (T-10th, 21), points (T-11th, 29), shots (10th, 113), time on ice per game (15th, 24:48) and multi-point games (T-10th, 6).
  • Ristolainen is the first Sabres defenseman to record five or more multi-point games in a season since Christian Ehrhoff had six in 2011-12. Jordan Leopold (2010-11) was the last Sabres defenseman to record seven multi-point games.
  • His four power-play goals are the most by a Sabres defenseman since 2010-11 (Jordan Leopold, 5).
  • With 29 points (8+21) in 45 games, Ristolainen is on pace for 53 points this season. If he reaches the 50-point mark, Ristolainen would be the first Sabres defenseman with 50 points in a season since Garry Galley (1995-96) and the youngest to reach that mark since Phil Housley.

JOHNNY ON THE SPOT
Chad Johnson
has appeared in 17 games since the beginning of November, logging an 8-6-2 record with a .935 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average during that stretch. Johnson stopped a career-high 44 shots on Dec. 17 vs. Anaheim to earn his fourth career shutout, setting the Sabres’ franchise record for most saves in a regular-season shutout.

OUTSHOOTING OPPONENTS
The Sabres have outshot their opponents in 22 of their first 45 games this season, posting a 6-15-1 record in those games. Last season, the team finished the season 5-5-0 in 10 total games when outshooting their opponents.

POSSESSION PROGRESSION
The Sabres have led their opponent in even-strength shot attempts (corsi) in 18 of the team’s 45 games this season, going 7-9-2 in those games. Buffalo only led their opponents in even-strength shot attempts eight times throughout the entire 2014-15 season, going 3-5-0 in those eight games. (Data courtesy of war-on-ice.com)

BUF-ARI CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Anders Lindback played 16 games for Buffalo during the 2014-15 season, posting a 4-8-2 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.76 goals-against average.

Former Coyotes:

  • Chad Johnson played four games for Arizona during the 2012-13 season, posting a 2-0-2 record with a .954 save percentage and a 1.21 goals-against average.

Dan Bylsma:

  • Coached Zbynek Michalek with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2011-12 season.

Carlo Colaiacovo:

  • Played with Antoine Vermette for Team Canada at the 2011 World Championship.
  • Teammates with Nicklas Grossmann for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2014-15 season.

Jack Eichel:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2015 World Championship.

Cody Franson:

  • Played with Steve Downie for Team Canada at the 2007 World Junior Championship.
  • Teammates with Anders Lindback for the Nashville Predators during the 2011-12.

Brian Gionta:

  • Played with Kyle Chipchura for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2009-10 season.

Josh Gorges

  • Played with Kyle Chipchura for the Montreal Canadiens from 2007-2010.

Chad Johnson:

  • Represented Canada alongside Steve Downie at the 2010 World Championship.

Evander Kane:

  • Represented Canada alongside Steve Downie at the 2010 World Championship.
  • Played with Antoine Vermette for Team Canada at the 2011 World Championship.

David Legwand:

  • Teammates with Anders Lindback for the Nashville Predators from 2010-2012.

Jake McCabe:

  • Represented the United States alongside Connor Murphy at the 2013 World Junior Championship and the 2014 World Championship.

Jamie McGinn:

  • Played with Steve Downie for the Colorado Avalanche from 2012-2014.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Played with Steve Downie for the Colorado Avalanche from 2011-2014.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Played with Max Domi and Anthony Duclair for Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship where Canada won the gold medal and Reinhart and Domi were named to the tournament All-Star team.

NHL Draft:

  • Zach Bogosian (3rd overall) and Mikkel Boedker (8th overall) were both chosen in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Evander Kane (4th overall) was taken two picks before Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6th overall) in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Jake McCabe (44th overall) and Jordan Martinook (58th overall) were both second-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen (8th overall) and Max Domi (12th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Deslauriers (102), Kane/McGinn (94), Foligno (91)
Blocked Shots: Gorges (98), Ristolainen (69), McCabe (53)
Shots: Eichel (141), Kane (131), Ristolainen (113)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
3-7-0 (6), 23/32, 9/35, 19/27
11-20: 5-3-2 (12), 21/21, 5/27, 23/29
21-30: 4-5-1 (9), 29/28, 8/29, 20/23
31-40: 3-6-1 (7), 20/27, 4/35, 17/21
41-50: 3-2-0 (6), 13/12, 2/16, 9/10

OVERTIME RESULTS (2-1; 100-102 all-time)
Oct. 27 at PHI: W, 4-3 (GWG-Girgensons, 2:29)

Nov. 14 vs. SJS: L, 2-1 (GWG-Marleau, 2:59)
Dec. 12 vs. LAK: W, 2-1 (GWG-O’Reilly, 3:19)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-3; 66-54 all-time)
Oct. 21 vs. TOR: W, 2-1 (GDG-Moulson)

Nov. 19 at STL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Steen)
Dec. 1 at DET: L, 5-4 (GDG-Richards)
Dec. 19 vs. CHI: L, 3-2 (GDG-Kane)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

David Legwand … 1 game … 1,100 career games played
Evander Kane … 4 games … 400 career games played
Assists
Josh Gorges … 4 assists … 100 career assists

RECENT MILESTONES
Zach Bogosian … 100th NHL assist … Jan. 16 vs. WSH