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Post-Game Report: 3/29 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(41-24-9)
2 0 1 1 4 33
Sabres
(20-45-9)
2 0 1 0 3 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Cody Hodgson has 10 points (4+6) in nine career games against the Lightning.
  • Cory Conacher was credited with the Sabres’ third goal, which came on a delayed hooking penalty to Conacher when a Lightning pass was deflected down the ice and into the empty Tampa Bay net.
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, Conacher is the first player to score a goal on his own delayed penalty since Viktor Tikhonov (PHX) did so on 3/21/09 vs. Vancouver. He is the second player to score on a delayed penalty this season; the other was Boyd Gordon (EDM) on 1/12/14 at Chicago.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen and Johan Larsson each tallied an assist tonight, and both now have points in consecutive games for the first time in their careers.
  • Ristolainen logged 24:45 of ice time, topping his previous career high of 21:54. Only Christian Ehrhoff (26:06) had a higher TOI for either team.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Cory Conacher

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres goaltender Matt Hackett

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop

Post-Game Report: 3/9 vs. CHI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blackhawks
(38-13-14)
1 0 1 2 31
Sabres
(19-36-8)
1 0 0 1 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves tonight and now has a .951 save percentage and a 2.02 goals against average in his last four games.
  • Forward Cory Conacher, claimed off waivers by the Sabres on March 5, tallied an assist in his Sabres debut tonight.
  • Drew Stafford scored the Sabres’ goal and now has 13 points (7+6) in his last 14 games. He hasn’t played three games without recording a point since Dec. 31 to Jan. 15.
  • Stafford now has five points (4+1) in his last five games against the Blackhawks.
  • With his assist, Tyler Ennis now has 10 points (4+6) in his last 11 games and 18 points (8+10) in his last 21 games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Cory Conacher

Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford

SABRES CLAIM CONACHER OFF WAIVERS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 5, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has claimed forward Cory Conacher off waivers after he was waived yesterday by the Ottawa Senators.

Conacher (5’8”, 180 lbs., 12/14/89) has played in parts of three NHL seasons with the Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning after signing a two-year contract with Tampa Bay in March 2012. Conacher was traded to Ottawa at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline and has since skated in 72 games for the Senators, recording 25 points (6+19). Through three NHL seasons, Conacher has totaled 49 points (15+34) in 107 games played.

While playing for the Norfolk Admirals, the AHL affiliate of the Lightning, in 2011-12, Conacher was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the league’s most valuable player and was also the recipient of the AHL’s Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award, given annually to the league’s most outstanding rookie. He was named to the AHL All-Rookie team and helped the Admirals capture the team’s first Calder Cup.

A Burlington, Ontario native, Conacher played four years at Canisius College (AHA) in Buffalo, where he became the Golden Griffins’ career leader in points (147) and goals (62) and was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year in 2009-10.

Post-Game Report: 4/5 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Senators (19-12-6) 1 0 1 2 37
Sabres (15-17-6) 1 0 3 4 30

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his first save of the second period, Ryan Miller broke Dominik Hasek’s franchise record for most saves as a member of the Sabres. Miller finished the game with 13,332 career saves.
  • Adam Pardy has recorded a career-high two points for the second time in his career (last: Oct. 6, 2009 vs. MTL, two assists).
  • Mark Pysyk has now recorded his first- and second-career points, with assists in consecutive games.
  • Jochen Hecht (1+1) had his first multi-point game since Dec. 28, 2010 at EDM.
  • With two assists, Mike Weber recorded his first multi-point game since March 19, 2011 vs. ATL.
  • The Sabres’ third and fourth goals of the game were scored just 12 seconds apart. They were the quickest two goals scored by the Sabres since Derek Roy and Corey Tropp scored 11 seconds apart in the first period of a 6-5 overtime win vs. WPG on Nov. 8, 2011.

 

Top Quotes

Buffalo defenseman Adam Pardy:

On his assist on the Sabres’ first goal: “It just kind of opened up, you know Weber made a great D-to-D pass and Neil came out at the lane, and I just saw (Adam) in the corner of my eye, he was wide open there. There was a lane there, so a great shot by him getting us started.”

On Luke Adam scoring his first NHL goal since Dec. 17, 2011: “It’s been a tough year for him. I know what he’s been through over the last couple of years, so it was a good feeling for him to get that goal.”

On coming from behind to win in the third period: “We didn’t feel we played well in the second. We gave up way too many chances. Way too many turnovers in the neutral zone, you know, trying to go east-west. …We wanted to correct that, make sure we worked a little harder and go a little more north-south instead of trying to make those plays into the middle of the ice and getting picked off.”

Buffalo forward Steve Ott:

On the Sabres’ focus during the final stretch of the season: “I think all of us have a big reason to play in this stretch run. If it’s young guys trying to make the team next year, if it’s guys looking for contracts, if it’s veteran guys looking for extensions.”

On whether the Sabres are still thinking about the playoffs: “There’s so many aspects to play this game, and there’s still a lot of life in here to maybe even catch a playoff spot. There’s a true factor of us actually catching a playoff spot, we hold some destiny in our own hands. Obviously we’re going to need some help from some of the top-end teams to knock off the guys we’re racing with, but you know what? We’re playing a lot of those guys we’re racing with for a playoff spot, so we have to continue to be, I guess, that old ‘Bad News Bears’ hockey club.”

On whether the team thinks they are rebuilding: “There’s no indication of that even being said in this room. We really want to fight, there’s a lot to play for in this dressing room and we have 10 games left to show that.”

Buffalo forward Brian Flynn:

On whether  the team thinks they are rebuilding: “Obviously we lose a lot of leadership, a lot of good veteran players, but we just stressed that from the younger guys or some of the guys who weren’t in as big of a role, had more opportunity, and had the opportunity, I guess, for the rest of the year to prove themselves.”

On his goal in the third period: “I don’t know if (Hecht) knew I was there or just kind of threw one on net, but it’s the one thing we stressed after the second – we need to get more bodies, more pucks to the net. With those last two goals we scored, we were just driving to the net and putting pucks there.”

On the style of game Flynn tries to play: “I’m just trying to play a responsible game out there, you know, not give up anything defensively, and (be) smart, manage the puck well, and hopefully use my speed in there on the fore-check. If I can produce a little secondary offense from the third line, I think it’s a bonus.”

 

Ottawa goaltender Robin Lehner:

On struggling with the power play: “Yeah, I could have been a huge help too and I wasn’t. We need to find our way back here and keep a play off push for now and go back to the sketch table and go back to the basics.”

On getting back to basics to help correct problems: “Yeah I think so. I thought we played well but they had more goals today.”

 

Ottawa forward Cory Conacher:

On the momentum of the game changing with Buffalo’s two quick goals: “Yeah, for sure. I think we deserved a little better fate than what we got, obviously. Maybe a couple bounces didn’t go our way tonight and Miller made a couple big saves for them and a couple rebounds that we just couldn’t find the puck after. It happens but hopefully we can forget about this game, turn the page, and go into Florida on Sunday and play a full 60 minutes.”

On playing his first game with Ottawa: “I felt really comfortable with the team and the guys I played with tonight. Us three youngsters, as you say, it’s an easy fit to play with those guys. They are good players. [They’re] fast and they move the puck fast, which is right up my alley. Obviously it would have been better to win the game and maybe contribute a little more but it happens and we will turn the page and go on to the next one.”