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Post-Game Report: 11/2 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(6-2-3)
0 1  1  0 0 2 38
Sabres
(3-9-1)
0 1  1 0 1 3 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the victory, the Sabres earned their first home win since April 4 vs. NJD (3-2 SO).
  • The shootout win improved the Sabres to 2-0 this season in the shootout (59-46 all-time); Zemgus Girgensons scored the game-deciding goal in both wins and is now 3-for-6 in his career with three game-deciding goals.
  • The win snapped the Sabres’ franchise-record eight-game losing streak against the Red Wings.
  • The Sabres got their first win against an Atlantic Division opponent in their last 12 tries (last: March 6 at Tampa Bay).
  • With two assists, Tyson Strachan recorded his first career multi-point game.
  • With the win, Michal Neuvirth improved to 2-5-0 with a .925 save percentage in seven games with the Sabres.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged a career-high 25:30 of ice time.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Chris Stewart

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg

Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar

Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith

SABRES ACQUIRE HALAK, STEWART, DRAFT PICKS IN TRADE WITH BLUES

Buffalo also receives prospect William Carrier in exchange for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 28, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott

Halak (5’10”, 186 lbs., 5/13/85), whose four shutouts this season have him tied for second-best in the NHL, played four seasons with the Blues after being acquired through a trade with the Montreal Canadiens following the 2009-10 season. In 2013-14, Halak has played 40 games for the Blues, earning a 24-9-4 record with a .917 SV% and 2.23 GAA.

Through his eight NHL seasons in Montreal and St. Louis, Halak has played in 260 games, earning a 139-81-26 record with a .917 SV% and 2.38 GAA. Halak’s career shootout save percentage of .711 ranks ninth among active goaltenders with at least 25 career shootouts. The Bratislava, Slovakia native was awarded a share the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2011-12 for achieving the league’s lowest goals-against average (1.97).

Stewart (6’2”, 231 lbs., 10/30/87) played in parts of four seasons with the Blues, appearing in 58 games this season and tallying 26 points (15+11). In 2012-13, he led the Blues with 18 goals and 36 points. A first-round pick (18th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 NHL Draft, Stewart played parts of three seasons in the Avalanche organization before being traded to the Blues in 2010. In six NHL seasons, the Toronto native has amassed 228 points (115+113) in 377 games played.

Carrier (6’1”, 196 lbs., 12/20/94) was selected by the Blues in the second round (57th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The LaSalle, Quebec native has 56 points (17+39) in 59 games spent with Drummondville and Cape Breton in 2013-14, his fourth QMJHL season.

Post-Game Report: 11/19 vs. STL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Blues (14-3-3) 2  1 1  4 31
Sabres (5-17-1) 1 0 0 1 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tyler Ennis’ goal 10 seconds into the game was the quickest Sabres goal to start a game since since Drew Stafford scored 10 seconds in on Jan. 27, 2009 at EDM (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • With Brendan Morrow’s goal at 1:09 of the first period, the goals were the quickest by two teams since the Flyers and Islanders both scored in the first 37 seconds on Nov. 23, 2011 (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Both teams scored in the first 1:09 of a Sabres game for the first time since the Sabres and Blues each scored in the first 1:02 on Feb. 2, 1989 (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Tyler Ennis has now scored in consecutive games for the first time since March 19-21, 2013.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Blues forward Brendan Morrow

Blues forward Chris Stewart

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak