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Post-Game Report: 10/9 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(1-0-2)
2 0 2 0 4 27
Sabres
(3-0-1)
1 2 1 1 5 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won their first two home games for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
  • With his goal tonight, Victor Olofsson has now scored in each of Buffalo’s last three games, tying James Neal for the NHL lead with four power-play goals this season.
  • Each of Olofsson’s six career goals have come on the man advantage. He has tied an NHL record by becoming the fourth player in NHL history to score each of his first six goals on the power play, joining Craig Norwich, Sylvain Turgeon and Jeff Norton.
  • With two power-play goals tonight, the Sabres have scored multiple power-play tallies in three straight games for the first time since March 4 to 7, 2009.
  • With two assists tonight, Rasmus Dahlin now has points in each of the Sabres’ first four games. His seven points (1+6) are currently tied for third-most in the league.
  • Dahlin’s four-game point streak is the third-longest streak by a teenage defensemen to open a season in NHL history. He now sits one game shy of tying his career-high five-game point streak, a feat he achieved last season from Jan. 8 to Jan. 16, recording six points (1+5) during that span.
  • Jack Eichel recorded his first four-point game of the season with two goals and two assists. It is the sixth game of his career with at least four points and his first since Dec. 16, 2018 at Boston.
  • Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight gives him at least a point in three straight games (3+1).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens
Kinkaid L .872 4.93
Sabres Hutton W .852 3.92
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Kinkaid 0-0-1 .872 4.93
Sabres Hutton 3-0-0 .908 2.32

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Joel Armia

Canadiens forward Nate Thompson

Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot

Canadiens goaltender Keith Kinkaid

Post-Game Report: 11/23 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(11-7-5)
0 1 1 0 2 33
Sabres
(15-6-2)
1 0 1 1 3 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres are now on their first eight-game winning streak since the team won its first 10 games of the 2006-07 season. Their 9-1-0 record in their last 10 games is also their best 10-game stretch in a season since the beginning of the 2006-07 season.
  • Buffalo now has points in eight straight games for the first time since they had points in nine in a row (7-0-2) from March 10 to 27, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now on their first five-game home winning streak since they won seven in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014. The team’s 8-2-1 record at home this season puts them on pace for its best home record since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8).
  • The win gives the Sabres their first four-game winning streak against divisional opponents since Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2014.
  • The Sabres have won all three of their matchups with the Canadiens this season and are now on their first three-game winning streak against Montreal since the Nov. 28, 2014 to Feb. 3, 2015.
  • Jeff Skinner scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season and finished the game tied with David Pastrnak for the league lead this season.
  • With his goal today, Casey Mittelstadt now has a point in each of his three games against the Canadiens this season (1+2).
  • Conor Sheary’s assist on Mittelstadt’s goal has extended his point streak against Montreal to four games (2+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi O .925 2.85
Sabres Hutton W .939 1.90
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 4-2-1 .893 3.61
Sabres Hutton 11-6-1 .919 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw

Canadiens defenseman Brett Kulak

Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn

Post-Game Report: 10/25 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(5-2-2)
1 1 1 3 22
Sabres
(6-4-0)
1 1 2 4 42

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres erased three separate deficits to win tonight. It was the first time Buffalo has accomplished this feat since Jan. 24, 2017, in a 5-4 win at Nashville.
  • The Sabres have had each of their last 23 games settled in regulation, dating back to March 15 vs. Toronto. It’s the team’s longest stretch of games that were not tied after 60 minutes since they played 30 in a row from Nov. 10, 1979 to Jan. 16, 1980.
  • Jason Pominville scored two goals tonight, recording his 27th career multi-goal game and his first since Oct. 12, 2017 at San Jose.
  • Pominville’s second goal was his 497th point as a member of the Sabres, tying Thomas Vanek to rank 10th in franchise history.
    • The goal also tied Pominville with Dale Hawerchuk for 14th on the team’s all-time leader board in power-play goals (48).
  • Jake McCabe notched two assists tonight and now has five points (1+4) in his last five games, marking the best five-game stretch of his career.
  • With three assists, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to five games (4+4).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi L .905 4.06
Sabres Hutton W .864 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 2-1-0 .898 3.26
Sabres Hutton 4-4-0 .905 3.07

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Max Domi

Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn

Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi

Post-Game Report: 3/23 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(27-36-11)
0 1 2 3 24
Sabres
(23-39-12)
0 0 0 0 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Ullmark L .955 1.02

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 6-8-4 .916 3.02
Sabres Ullmark 1-2-0 .938 2.01

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Artturi Lehkonen

Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner

Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi

Post-Game Report: 10/5 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(1-0-0)
1 0 1 0 1 3 40
Sabres
(0-0-1)
1 1 0 0 0 2 45

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Buffalo had a franchise-record 10 players in the opening night lineup who weren’t on the team’s roster during the previous season.
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the most new players an NHL team has had in its lineup since the 2011-12 Florida Panthers (11).
  • With two goals tonight, Jason Pominville now has nine points (7+2) in his last nine games against the Canadiens.
    • Pominville’s first goal gave him 457 career points as a member of the Sabres, breaking a tie with Miroslav Satan for 11th-most points in franchise history. He now trails Thomas Vanek by 39 points for 10th on the franchise list.
  • With Pominville’s goals, the Sabres have now had a newly-acquired player score in five of their last seven season-opening games.
  • Evander Kane’s assist on Pominville’s second goal gave him eight points (2+6) in his last eight games against Montreal.
  • Kane finished the night with 11 shots on goal, tying his career high (3x) and logging the most shots by a Sabre since his last 11-shot game on March 5, 2017 at Pittsburgh.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens
Price W .956 1.85
Sabres Lehner O .950 1.85

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Price 1-0-0 .956 1.85
Sabres Lehner 0-0-1 .950 1.85

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty

Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin

Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price