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Post-Game Report: 1/2 vs. Edmonton

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(21-17-5)
2 0 0 0 2 27
Sabres
(18-17-7)
1 0 1 1 3 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have swept the season series with the Oilers for the third time in four seasons. Edmonton won both matchups in the 2018-19 season. The teams haven’t split a series since 2013-14, the first season that they resumed facing off twice a year.
  • Buffalo improved to 6-2-3 against the Pacific Division in 2019-20, including a 3-0-2 mark at home. The Sabres are 12-5-3 in all home games this season.
  • Jack Eichel’s overtime goal was the seventh of his career, breaking a tie with Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek for the most in franchise history.
  • Eichel improved to 1-for-2 in his career in penalty shots. His only other attempt was on Dec. 8, 2017 at Chicago against Corey Crawford. It was Buffalo’s only previous penalty shot in overtime in franchise history.
  • Eichel has totaled 11 points (6+5) in nine career games against Edmonton.
  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart recorded the 100th goal of his NHL career. He now has seven points (2+5) in his last six home games.
  • Curtis Lazar’s goal tonight tied his career high with a three-game point streak (2+1). His only other career three-game streak was from March 26 to 29, 2015 (2+1).
  • Marcus Johansson picked up the only assist on Lazar’s goal and now has a point in each of his last three games (1+3).
  • Victor Olofsson, who was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for the month of December, recorded an assist on Reinhart’s goal. He now has 15 points (6+9) in his last 15 games dating back to the beginning of December.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Oilers Smith O 3 26
Sabres Ullmark W 2 27
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Smith 7-9-3 .892 3.11
Sabres Ullmark 12-11-3 .910 2.86

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Oilers head coach Dave Tippett

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Riley Sheahan

Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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: 3/1 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(24-34-7)
1 0 0 1 2 41
Sabres
(25-31-8)
0 0 1 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Cal O’Reilly’s goal was his first as a member of the Sabres and his first in the NHL since Dec. 21, 2011, when he was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • With 39 saves tonight, Robin Lehner is 2-3-2 in his last seven games with a .953 save percentage and a 1.55 goals-against average, making it the best seven-game stretch of his career by both metrics.
    • Lehner’s .933 save percentage through 16 games played is the second-best in the league among goalies with at least five games played, trailing only Carey Price (12 GP, .934).
  • After going 3-for-3 tonight, the Sabres are 64-for-70 (91.4%) on the penalty kill in their last 25 games, including a 25-for-26 mark (96.2%) in their last eight games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Cal O’Reilly

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Jordan Eberle

Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson