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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 SabresĀ  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

Post-Game Report: 11/23 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(9-10-1)
0 1 0 0 1 2 24
Sabres
(7-8-5)
0 0 1 0 0 1 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres and Red Wings entered the night separated by one point in the standings. With the overtime win, Detroit (9-10-1) tied Buffalo (7-8-5).
    • It was the first time the teams have met with the Sabres ranked above the Red Wings in the standings since March 13, 2010.
  • With 23 saves on 24 shots tonight, Robin LehnerĀ improved his save percentage to .922 on the season.
    • Buffalo’s goaltenders have now combined to post a .930 save percentage this season, passing Montreal’s goaltenders (.928) for second-best in the league.
  • With his goal, Brian Gionta now has five points (4+1) in six home games against Detroit since joining the Sabres.
  • Ryan O’Reilly led all Sabres forwards with 22:48 of ice time in his return from an oblique injury that sidelined him for the last five games.
    • O’Reilly ranks second among all NHL forwards this season with an average ice time of 21:50.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard W .970 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .958 0.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Howard 5-5-0 .943 1.76
Sabres Lehner 5-7-3 .922 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist

Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard

Post-Game Report: 10/27 vs. MIN

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(5-2-1)
2 0 2 4 22
Sabres
(1-3-2)
0 0 0 0 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres suffered their first regulation loss at home against a Western Conference opponent since Nov. 25, 2015 vs. Nashville. The team had gone 6-0-3 in its last nine games against Western Conference visitors before tonight.
  • Buffalo set season-highs for shots in a game (38) and in a period (19 – second period).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen appeared in his 200th NHL game tonight. Ristolainen, who celebrated his 22nd birthday today, became the fourth-youngest player ever to appear in his 200th NHL game with the Sabres.
  • Tyler Ennis tied his career high in shots with his second career nine-shot game (last: Feb. 6, 2014 at Ottawa).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Minnesota Dubnyk W 1.000 0.00
Buffalo Nilsson L .864 3.03

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Minnesota Dubnyk 4-1-1 .944 1.67
Buffalo Nilsson 0-1-1 .905 2.90

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter

Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk