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Post-Game Report: 2/5 vs. Minnesota

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(26-22-5)
0 3 1 0 0 4 45
Sabres
(26-20-6)
1 2 1 0 1 5 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin scored his seventh goal of the season, tying Aaron Ekblad for the fifth-most points by an 18-year-old defenseman in NHL history (29).
  • Evan Rodrigues tied his career high with his seventh goal of the season. He now has eight points (5+3) in his last 10 games.
  • With his goal tonight, C.J. Smith now has a goal in each of his last two NHL games.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded two points (1+1) tonight. The Sabres are now 20-8-4 this season when he records a point and 29-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.
    • Reinhart now has 26 points (7+19) in 25 home games this season.
  • Jake McCabe earned the primary assist on Reinhart’s goal to extend his point streak against Minnesota to four games (1+4).
  • Jack Eichel’s two-assist night gives him seven points (2+5) in his last six games and seven points (2+5) in six career games against the Wild.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk O .897 3.74
Sabres Ullmark W .911 3.69

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk 20-17-4 .913 2.59
Sabres Ullmark 11-5-3 .914 2.93

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Zach Parise

Wild forward Luke Kunin

Wild forward Charlie Coyle

Wild defenseman  Jared Spurgeon

Post-Game Report: 11/22 vs. Minnesota

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(10-8-3)
3 2 0 5 32
Sabres
(5-13-4)
1 2 1 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jordan Nolan scored the first two goals of his Sabres career.
    • With his second goal of the night, Nolan matched his career high. His only previous two-goal game occurred on Dec. 1, 2016.
  • With his goal, Sam Reinhart now has five points (3+2) in his last five games.
    • The goal was also Reinhart’s 100th career NHL point (55+45).
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gave him three points (2+1) in three career games against Minnesota.
  • With assists on Eichel’s goal, Evander Kane has five points (1+4) in his last five games against the Wild and Jason Pominville now has four points (1+3) in his last four games against Minnesota.
  • Victor Antipin skated a career-high 21:40 tonight, topping his previous high (19:28 on Nov. 4 at Dallas) by more than two minutes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk W .882 4.00
Sabres Johnson
Lehner

L
.769
.895
9.00
3.09

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk 9-6-2 .918 2.58
Sabres Johnson
Lehner
1-4-2
4-9-2
.885
.902
3.59
3.08

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jordan Nolan

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Mikael Granlund

Wild forward Nino Niederreiter

Wild forward Tyler Ennis

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

Post-Game Report: 12/17 vs. ANA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(11-14-5)
0 0 0 0 44
Sabres
(14-16-3)
0 2 1 3 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Chad Johnson earned the Sabres’ first shutout since Dec. 9, 2014 vs. Los Angeles (Jhonas Enroth) and the fourth of his career (last: March 21, 2014 at Colorado).
    • With a career-high 44 saves, Johnson broke the Sabres’ franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Ryan Miller, 43 – Feb. 29, 2012 at Anaheim).
  • With Buffalo’s third goal, Jamie McGinn now has six goals in his last six games against the Ducks.
  • With his assist on Buffalo’s second goal, Cal O’Reilly recorded his first point as a member of the Sabres.
    • The assist was O’Reilly’s first NHL point since Feb. 5, 2012 (assist). He played only five games without recording a point between that date and tonight’s game.
  • O’Reilly now has four points (1+3) and a plus-6 rating in six career games against the Ducks.
  • With an assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen became the first Sabres defenseman to record 19 points in a 20-game span since Garry Galley did so from Feb. 21, 1996 to April 3, 1996.
  • After going 3-for-3 tonight, the Sabres have improved to 24-for-28 (85.7%) on the penalty kill in their last 13 games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jamie McGinn

Sabres forward Cal O’Reilly

Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf

Post-Game Report: 10/11 vs. ANA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(2-1-0)
1 1 3 5 44
Sabres
(0-3-0)
0 0 1 1 12

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The NHL announced that Buffalo will host the 2016 NHL Draft. It will be the third NHL Draft ever held in Buffalo, joining the 1991 (Buffalo Memorial Auditorium) and 1998 (Marine Midland Arena) drafts.
  • Sabres captain Brian Gionta was selected by New Jersey in the third round (82nd overall) of the 1998 draft in Buffalo.
  • With a 44-12 shot differential, the Sabres became the second team this season to be outshot by 32. The other was Colorado, in a 5-0 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 9. (via Elias Sports Bureau)
  • Ryan Kesler’s penalty shot goal was the first successful penalty shot against the Sabres since Chris Kunitz beat Jhonas Enroth on Oct. 5, 2013 at Pittsburgh. Michal Neuvirth stopped Sean Bergenheim on the last attempt on March 7, 2013 at Florida.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau

Ducks forward Ryan Kesler

Ducks forward William Karlsson