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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: 2/23 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(34-21-7)
0 1 1 2 33
Sabres
(29-24-8)
2 1 2 5 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 6-2-0 in afternoon games this season.
  • With his third career hat trick, Sam Reinhart recorded his seventh career multi-goal game. He now has a career-high 16 multi-point games this season.
    • It was the Sabres’ first hat trick since Oct. 20, 2018 at Los Angeles (Jeff Skinner) and the first at KeyBank Center since Dec. 15, 2017 vs. Carolina (Jack Eichel)
    • The Sabres are now 21-11-5 this season when Reinhart records a point and 30-4-7 in his career when he records at least two.
  • Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in his last five games and 32 points (10+22) in 31 home games this season.
    • He also has seven points (4+3) in his last five games against Washington, including three goals and two assists in three games against them this season.
  • Jack Eichel established a new career high in points with his first assist today. He finished the game with two assists, giving him a career-best 66 points (19+47) through 58 games played this season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s goal today gives him four points (2+2) in three career games against the Capitals.
  • Matt Hunwick’s assist on Reinhart’s second goal was his first point as a member of the Sabres.
  • Carter Hutton recorded his fourth career assist on Reinhart’s empty-net goal. It was Hutton’s first assist since Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Dallas.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals
Holtby L .892 4.09
Sabres Hutton W .939 2.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Holtby 21-16-4 .908 3.04
Sabres Hutton 16-17-4 .912 2.76

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Capitals head coach Todd Reirden

Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky

Capitals forward Lars Eller

Capitals forward Carl Hagelin

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby

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: 3/16 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(38-23-10)
1 1 1 0 1 4 38
Sabres
(19-43-7)
2 0 1 0 0 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The shootout loss drops the Sabres to 7-5 in shootouts this season (64-51 all-time).
  • After scoring the first goal tonight, the Sabres have now scored first in 10 of their last 12 contests.
  • Johan Larsson logged a career-high 23:10 tonight. His previous career high was 18:51 on Dec. 23, 2013 vs. PHX. His goal tonight gives him five points (3+2) in his last four games.
  • With his goal, Tyler Ennis now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 12 games against the Capitals. Ennis has five points (3+2) in his last five games.
  • After logging a career-high 28:36 of ice time on Saturday vs. NYR, Rasmus Ristolainen recorded a team-high 28:11 tonight.
  • Cody Hodgson tied a career high with seven shots on goal (last time: March 5, 2013 at CAR).
  • Anders Lindback stopped 35 of 38 Capitals shots tonight. In six games since joining the Sabres on Feb. 11, Lindback has recorded a .924 save percentage and a 2.70 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Mike Weber

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov

Capitals defenseman Mike Green

Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen

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