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Post-Game Report: 3/7 vs. PHI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(31-26-8)
1 3 2 6 30
Sabres
(27-28-12)
1 1 1 3 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Jack Eichel posted three points (2+1), extending his career-best point streak to 11 games. He has 16 points (5+11) during that stretch.
    • His second point was the 100th of his career. At 20 years and 130 days,¬†Eichel became the third-youngest player in Sabres history to reach this milestone, behind only Pierre Turgeon (19 years, 156 days) and Phil Housley (19 years, 276 days).
    • Eichel’s streak is the longest active streak in the NHL and one game shy of Mikael Granlund’s 12-game streak (Jan. 12 to Feb. 4) for the longest streak of the season.
  • Eichel finished the game with the league lead in points since Feb. 1 (24) and tied for seventh with 45 points (18+27) in 46 games since returning from injury on Nov. 29.
  • With his goal, Evander Kane tied Filip Forsberg for the second-most goals in the NHL since Dec. 1 (24).
    • As of the end of the game, Kane was tied for 22nd in the league in goals (24) despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (assist) extended his point streak to five games (3+4).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flyers
Mason W .912 3.00
Sabres Lehner L .800 6.04

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Mason 19-17-7 .906 2.76
Sabres Lehner 18-19-8 .920 2.67

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol

Flyers forward Claude Giroux

Flyers forward Sean Couturier

Flyers forward Travis Konecny

Flyers forward Jordan Weal

Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas

Post-Game Report: 2/28 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(32-22-9)
1 1 2 1 5 41
Sabres
(26-26-11)
2 1 1 0 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his goal, Evander Kane now ranks sixth in the NHL with 21 even-strength goals this season despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
    • 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).
  • With his 13th goal of the season, Brian Gionta has surpassed his total from last year through 16 fewer games played.
  • Jack Eichel (assist) now has 16 points (2+14) in February, tying Patrick Kane for second in the NHL during that span.
  • With his first career multi-point game (1+1), Jake McCabe has matched his career-best point total from last season (14) in 19 fewer games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators
Rinne W .875 3.82
Sabres Lehner O .878 4.78

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 25-15-6 .914 2.55
Sabres Lehner 17-18-7 .922 2.63

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Filip Forsberg

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Post-Game Report: 12/9 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(16-7-3)
0 2 2 4 29
Sabres
(10-11-6)
0 0 1 1 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • At 0-2-1, the Sabres¬† have suffered their first season sweep against the Capitals since 2012-13.
  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has six points (3+3) in his last five games against the Capitals.
    • Okposo and Rasmus Ristolainen, who assisted on the goal, are now tied for fourth in the NHL with 12 power-play points this season.
  • Ristolainen now has nine points (1+8) in his last nine games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly, who also assisted on Okposo’s goal, now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer W .963 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .893 3.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer 4-1-1 .940 1.67
Sabres Lehner 5-9-4 .920 2.44

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Jakub Vrana

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

Capitals defenseman John Carlson

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer

Post-Game Report: 12/6 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(14-10-4)
0 2 1 0 3 37
Sabres
(10-10-6)
2 0 1 1 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 5-2-2 in their last nine games.
  • The Sabres are now 8-1-3 in their last 12 home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Sabres have defeated the Oilers twice in a season for the first time since going 2-1-0 in the season series in 1985-86. Buffalo last swept the season series against Edmonton in 2011-12, when the Sabres earned a win in the lone game between the teams for the seventh consecutive season (2005-06 to 2011-12; no matchups in 2007-08).
  • With two goals, Evander Kane now has a point in four of his last five games (3+2), including at least one in each of his last three home games.
  • Brian Gionta’s goal gave him eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Oilers.
  • With the game-winning goal and two assists, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (1+6) in his last five games and eight points (2+6) in his last six games against the Oilers.
    • Ristolainen finished the game tied for 16th in the NHL with 15 assists and tied for ninth among NHL defensemen with 16 points.
  • Ryan O’Reilly recorded two assists tonight and now has six points (2+4) in his last five games.
    • O’Reilly has 23 points (9+14) in his last 20 games against Edmonton, including points in five straight (5+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot O .846 3.97
Sabres Nilsson W .919 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot 13-9-3 .914 2.60
Sabres Nilsson 5-2-2 .932 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Drake Caggiula

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl

Post-Game Report: 12/1 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(16-8-1)
1 2 0 3 25
Sabres
(9-9-5)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improves the Sabres to 4-1-1 in their last six games and 3-0-1 in their last four home games.
  • With two goals tonight, Jack Eichel has points in a career-best seven straight games played dating back to last season (4+6).
    • Eichel now has 12 points (7+5) in his last nine home games and four points (3+1) in two games this season.
    • The Sabres improved to 26-14-4 (.636) when Eichel records a point and 10-3-1 (.750) when he tallies at least two.
  • With his goal, Johan Larsson now has a point in each of his last three games against the Rangers (2+1).
  • Brian Gionta, who had a goal and an assist tonight, now has 14 points (7+7) in his last 15 games against the Rangers.
  • Marcus Foligno recorded an assist on Gionta’s goal, marking the 100th point of his NHL career.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen has taken the league lead with 10 power-play assists on the season.
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist gives him 14 points (4+10) in his last 12 games against the Rangers, including points in each of the last five (2+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Lundqvist L .882 4.06
Sabres Nilsson W .880 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Lundqvist 11-7-1 .914 2.49
Sabres Nilsson 4-2-2 .934 2.30

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist