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FEB. 4 INJURY UPDATES


Forward Johan Larsson (lower body), forward Curtis Lazar (illness) and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (upper body) will all be out of the lineup for this evening’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

All three players are considered day-to-day.

Post-Game Report: 2/1 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(27-16-9)
0 0 1 0 1 23
Sabres
(23-22-7)
1 0 0 1 2 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 5-1-2 in afternoon games this season, including a 5-1-0 record at home.
  • With his overtime goal, Jack Eichel now ranks third in the NHL with seven game-winners this season and is tied for second-most overtime goals (3).
  • Eichel’s eight career overtime goals are the most ever scored by a member of the Sabres. His 23 career game-winners tie Ric Seling for 18th-most in franchise history.
  • With his goal today, Evan Rodrigues has tallied three goals in his last five appearances.
  • Sam Reinhart, who assisted on Eichel’s goal, has now recorded 13 points (6+7) in the Sabres’ last 13 games, including at least a point in nine of the last 11 (6+6).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded the lone assist on Buffalo’s first goal and now has points in eight of Buffalo’s last 10 games, totaling nine points (1+8) in those contests.
  • Carter Hutton stopped 22 of 23 Columbus shots to earn a .957 save percentage, marking his fourth-best save percentage in a start this season.
  • Lawrence Pilut logged 22:20 of ice time in today’s game, trailing his career-high mark of 22:49 on Dec. 4, 2018 vs. Toronto by just 29 seconds.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 2 24
Sabres Hutton W 1 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-1 .946 1.49
Sabres Hutton 7-8-4 .897 3.13

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg

Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks

Post-Game Report: 1/30 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(23-22-7)
0 2 1 3 30
Sabres
(22-22-7)
1 0 0 1 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Jack Eichel became the third NHL player to record 30 goals and 30 assists this season. He’s the first Sabres player to do so since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12.
    • Eichel is the 23rd different player in franchise history to accomplish this feat at least once. Gilbert Perreault reached the 30/30 mark a franchise-record 10 times in his 17-season career.
    • Eichel reached the 30/30 mark in 50 games played, matching Perreault’s personal best for fewest games needed to get to 30 goals and 30 assists (1974-75).
  • With the primary assist on Eichel’s goal, Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 73rd career point, passing Bobby Orr for the fourth-most points by a teenage defenseman in NHL history. He trails only Phil Housley (132), Ray Bourque (79) and Rick Hampton (76).
  • Dahlin now has six assists in six career games against the Canadiens, including at least one assist in each of his last four meetings with Montreal.
  • Marcus Johansson’s assist tonight gives him nine points (1+8) in his last nine games against Montreal.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Canadiens Price W 1 21
Sabres Hutton L 2 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Price 21-17-4 .909 2.80
Sabres Hutton 6-8-4 .894 3.24

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher

Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki

Canadiens goaltender Carey Price

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

SABRES RECALL LAZAR

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Curtis Lazar from the Rochester Americans (AHL).


Highlights:

  • Joins the Sabres for his fourth recall of the season after playing eight games with the team in separate recalls from Nov. 14 to 25 and Dec. 21 to 23.
  • Scored on his first shot in his Sabres debut on Nov. 14 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • His six goals in 18 AHL games this season tie for third-most among all Rochester players. He currently leads the Amerks with .78 points per game in 2019-20.