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Post-Game Report: 1/9 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(26-11-7)
2 3 2 7 37
Sabres
(10-24-9)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jacob Josefson left tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • With two goals and an assist tonight, Jack Eichel has recorded 15 points (9+6) in his last 11 games.
  • Eichel‘s goals were his 15th and 16th even-strength goals of the season, surpassing his total from last season (15 in 61 games) and tying his career-high mark from his rookie season (16 in 81 games).
  • Eichel is now one point shy of his career high with 23 primary points (goals plus primary assists, excluding empty-netters) during 5-on-5 play this season (12+11).
  • With his first three-point night since Dec. 13, 2016, Kyle Okposo now has 10 points (3+7) in his last eight games against the Jets. He has nine multi-point outings in 26 career games against Winnipeg/Atlanta.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s sixth multi-point game of the season (1+2) gives him six points (2+4) in his last four games against Winnipeg and eight points (3+5) in his last eight games overall.
  • With his goal tonight, Jason Pominville now has 17 points (5+12) in his last 17 games against the Jets, including seven (3+4) in his last three.
  • Marco Scandella’s assist tonight gives him five points (2+3) in his last five games against Winnipeg and six points (1+5) in his last nine games overall.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Mason W .882 4.00
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
ND
L
.824
.842
8.52
4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Mason 3-6-1 .899 3.47
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
9-16-6
1-8-3
.910
.881
2.94
3.76

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets goaltender Steve Mason

Post-Game Report: 1/7 vs. WPG

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(19-20-3)
1 2 0 3 35
Sabres
(15-15-9)
1 0 3 4 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Buffalo has now won four straight games against Winnipeg/Atlanta for the first time since the Sabres defeated the Thrashers in four straight from Feb. 16, 2004 to Jan. 31, 2006.
  • The Sabres have improved to 7-3-2 against the Western Conference this season, including points in each of their last four games (4-0-1) and wins in each of their last four home games against the West.
  • Brian Gionta, who has now scored in each of Buffalo’s two games against Winnipeg this season,  is now tied for the team lead with eight even-strength goals this season.
  • With a goal and an assist, Ryan O’Reilly now has 13 points (4+9) in his last 14 games, including four (1+3) in two games since returning to the lineup following an appendectomy that sidelined him for four games.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded the lone assist on O’Reilly’s goal, improving his output to nine points (2+7) in his last nine games.
    • Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in four career games against Winnipeg.
  • With his goal, Marcus Foligno now has a goal in consecutive games and has a point in each of his last three home games (2+1).
  • Zemgus Girgensons’ goal gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Jets (1+2).
    • Matt Moulson’s assist on the goal gives him seven points (1+6) in his last seven home games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged a career-high 30:22 of ice time today.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Hellebuyck L .889 4.10
Sabres Lehner W .914 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Hellebuyck 15-13-1 .910 2.75
Sabres Lehner 9-12-5 .921 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Mark Scheifele

Jets forward Drew Stafford

Jets forward Blake Wheeler