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Game Preview: 3/23/15 at DAL

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LAST GAME
Saturday, March 21
Buffalo 0 at Nashville 3
Goals: N/A
Goalie: Hackett (40 saves/43 shots)
PP: 0/4; PK: 0/1; Shots: Nashville 43 – Buffalo 24

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 289)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Cody McCormick (lower body, Jan. 13; injured reserve) – 29 games
Josh Gorges (lower body, Feb. 15; injured reserve) – 17 games
Patrick Kaleta (lower body, Feb. 15; injured reserve) – 17 games
Evander Kane (shoulder, Feb. 15; injured reserve) – 17 games
Zemgus Girgensons (lower body, Feb. 26; injured reserve) – 11 games
Chad Johnson (lower body, March 6) – 8 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, March 14) – 5 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
3/20:
Assigned D Chad Ruhwedel and F Tim Schaller to Rochester (AHL); Recalled F Mikhail Grigorenko from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, March 26:
Arizona at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 28: Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Monday, March 30: Buffalo at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1: Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3: Chicago at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at STARS

  • This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Stars this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Dallas, 3-2, in Buffalo on Feb. 7.
  • The Sabres are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Stars; 3-7-0 on the road.
  • This is the 116th game all-time between Buffalo and Dallas; Buffalo has a 55-43-17 series record.
  • The Sabres are 23-29-6 on the road against the Stars all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 10-5-4 all-time on March 23.
  • March 23, 1975: Rene Robert has a four-point night (2+2) as the Sabres defeat the California Golden Seals, 9-4, at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
  • March 23, 1983: The Sabres get two goals and two assists from Gilles Hamel in an 8-3 home win over the Hartford Whalers.
  • March 23, 1999: The Sabres acquire Rhett Warrener and a 1999 fifth-round draft choice (Ryan Miller) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mike Wilson.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres need a win tonight to avoid losing three straight games in Dallas for the first time since March 4, 2001 to March 31, 2003.
  • Tyler Ennis has five points (3+2) in his last three games against the Stars.
  • Matt Moulson leads all Sabres with 12 points (7+5) in 10 career games against Dallas.
  • Johan Larsson has six points (3+3) in his last seven games, averaging 19:55 of ice time per game during that span.
  • Nicolas Deslauriers ranked eighth in the league with 231 hits entering Sunday night’s games.

LIGHTS-OUT LINDBACK
In the eight games since he was acquired from the Dallas Stars on Feb. 11, Anders Lindback has recorded a .930 save percentage and a 2.49 goals-against average, stopping at least 30 shots in six of his seven starts.

TRADE DEADLINE RECAP
A list of players and picks traded to and from the Sabres on deadline day:

Acquired:G Chad Johnson

F Jack Nevins

NYI 3rd Rd. Pick, 2016

MTL 5th Rd. Pick, 2016

MTL 7th Rd. Pick, 2016

MIN 2nd Rd. Pick, 2017

Dealt:G Michal Neuvirth

F Brian Flynn

F Torrey Mitchell

F Chris Stewart

 

 

BUF-DAL CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Lindy Ruff served as head coach of the Sabres for 14-plus seasons (1997-2013), compiling a record of 571-432-162 in 1,165 games. Ruff is the Sabres’ all-time franchise leader in wins, guiding the team to eight postseason appearances, including a trip to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final. He was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 2006. Ruff also played for the Sabres from 1979-89, appearing in 608 games, recording 285 points (102+183) and serving as team captain for three seasons.
  • James Patrick spent seven seasons (2006-2013) as an assistant coach for the Sabres. He also spent six seasons with the Sabres as a player (1998-2004) and registered 74 points (23+51) in 345 games.
  • Jhonas Enroth played for the Sabres for parts of six seasons after being drafted by Buffalo in the second round (46th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He posted a 38-56-14 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.92 goals-against average in 118 games for Buffalo.

Former Stars:

  • Anders Lindback appeared in 10 games for Dallas before being traded to Buffalo with a conditional third-round pick for Jhonas Enroth on Feb. 11.

Ted Nolan:

  • Coached Jason Demers for the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) during the 2005-06 season.

Andre Benoit:     

  • Played with Jason Spezza for the Ottawa Senators during the 2010-11 season and the 2012-13 season.

 

Tyler Ennis:        

  • Ennis and Vernon Fiddler were both born in Edmonton, Alberta.

Marcus Foligno:

  • Played with Cody Eakin for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship that was held in Buffalo, N.Y.

Brian Gionta:      

  • Played with Travis Moen for the Montreal Canadiens from 2009-2014.

Cody Hodgson:

  • Hodgson, Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley were all born in Toronto, Ontario.

Andrej Meszaros:

  • Played with Patrick Eaves and Jason Spezza for the Ottawa Senators from 2005-2008.

 

2009 World Junior Championship:

  • Tyler Ennis, Cody Hodgson and Jamie Benn all represented Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship. Canada won the gold medal and Hodgson led the tournament in scoring with 16 points (5+11).

NHL Draft:

  • Matt Hackett, Nicolas Deslauriers and Cody Eakin were all selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Hackett was taken 77th overall by Minnesota, Deslauriers went 84th overall to Los Angeles, and Eakin was selected one pick later at 85th overall by Washington.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Deslauriers (231), Foligno (168), Weber (158)
Blocked Shots: Gorges (148), Weber (146), Ristolainen (116)
Shots: Ennis (164), Moulson (139), Gionta (117)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
2-8-0 (2), 11/33, 0/32, 33/39
11-20: 3-5-2 (8), 23/36, 4/27, 28/39
21-30: 7-3-0 (14), 22/22, 2/25, 20/25
31-40: 2-7-1 (5), 21/44, 4/27, 19/31
41-50: 0-10-0 (0), 17/43, 6/29, 26/37
51-60: 3-5-2 (8), 16/23, 3/27, 26/32
61-70: 3-5-2 (8), 24/33, 3/22, 21/30
71-80: 0-2-0 (0), 1/6, 1/8, 2/3

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-2; 98-100 all-time)
October 30 vs. Boston: L, 3-2 (GDG-Marchand, 1:20)
December 13 vs. Florida: W, 4-3 (GDG-Zadorov, 0:29)
December 21 at Boston: L, 4-3 (Eriksson, 2:14)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (8-5; 65-51 all-time)
October 14 at Carolina: W, 4-3 (GDG-Girgensons)
November 2 vs. Detroit: W, 3-2 (GDG-Girgensons)

November 5 vs. Montreal: L, 2-1 (GDG-Parenteau)
November 29 at Montreal: W, 4-3 (GDG-Flynn)
December 2 vs. Tampa Bay: W, 2-1 (GDG-Hodgson)
December 15 vs. Ottawa: W, 5-2 (GDG-Moulson)
December 27 vs. NY Islanders: W, 4-3 (GDG-Ennis)

February 17 at New Jersey: L, 2-1 (GDG-Gomez)
February 19 at Philadelphia: W, 3-2 (GDG-Flynn)
February 22 vs. Nashville: L, 2-1 (GDG-Forsberg)
March 11 at Toronto: L, 4-3 (GDG-Bozak)
March 16 vs. Washington: L, 4-3 (GDG-Kuznetsov)
March 17 at Boston: W, 2-1 (GDG-Ennis)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Assists

Zach Bogosian … 9 assists … 100 career assists

RECENT MILESTONES
Mike Weber … 300th NHL game … March 20 vs. NJD

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(23-21-8)
0 1 1 2 40
Sabres
(16-34-3)
1 2 0 3 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 9-2-1 (one time) in their last 12 home games against the Stars. The Sabres haven’t lost consecutive home games to the Stars since they moved to Dallas in 1993.
  • Chris Stewart tied his career high with three assists tonight. His other three-assist outing came as part of a four-point game (1+3) on March 7, 2013 at Phoenix as a member of the St. Louis Blues.
  • Stewart now has points in 13 of his last 22 games (6+11), including 11 points (4+7) in his last 12.
  • Jhonas Enroth made 38 saves in the win; he is now 2-1-0 in three starts this week with a .942 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Tyler Seguin

Stars forward Cody Eakin

Stars forward Vernon Fiddler

Game Preview: 2/7/15 vs. DAL

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LAST GAME
Thursday, February 5
St. Louis 3 at Buffalo 0
Goals: N/A
Goalie: Enroth (27 saves/29 shots)
PP: 0/2; PK: 1/1; Shots: St. Louis 30 – Buffalo 23

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 183)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Marcus Foligno (undisclosed, Dec. 23; injured reserve) – 18 games
Cody McCormick (lower body, Jan. 13; injured reserve) – 9 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
2/4:
Assigned G Matt Hackett to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Sunday, Feb. 8:
NY Islanders at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10: Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17: Buffalo at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
STARS at SABRES

  • This is the first of two meetings between the Sabres and Stars this season.
  • Last meeting: Dallas defeated Buffalo, 3-2, in Dallas on March 3, 2014
  • Next meeting: Monday, March 23 in Dallas
  • The Sabres are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Stars; 7-2-1 at home.
  • This is the 115th game all-time between Buffalo and Dallas/Minnesota; Buffalo has a 54-43-17 series record.
  • The Sabres are 31-14-11 at home against the Stars/North Stars all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 10-7-1 all-time on February 7.
  • February 7, 1980: Danny Gare scores his eighth career hat trick and Don Edwards stops 25 shots to earn his 11th career shutout in a 9-0 win vs. Pittsburgh.
  • February 7, 1995: Donald Audette plays in his 200th NHL game, a 2-1 win vs. Washington.
  • February 7, 2013: Tyler Ennis records his 100th NHL point (assist), in a 5-4 shootout win vs. Montreal.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Tonight’s game is the second in a stretch of four home games in six days for the Sabres.
  • The Sabres are 5-for-18 on the power play in their last seven games.
  • Chris Stewart leads all Sabres with 14 points (11+3) in 19 career games against Dallas.
  • The Sabres need a win tonight to avoid their first three-game losing streak against the Stars since Oct. 7, 1997 to Oct. 10, 1998.

THE STARS DON’T SHINE IN BUFFALO
The Sabres have gone 8-2-1 (one tie) in their last 11 home games against the Stars. Prior to a 4-3 win at First Niagara Center on Oct. 28, 2013, Dallas had not won a regular season game in Buffalo since Oct. 7, 1997, a 4-2 win in Lindy Ruff’s first home game as Buffalo’s head coach. The Sabres will be looking to avoid losing consecutive home games to the Stars for the first time since they moved to Dallas in 1993.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game opens up Buffalo’s 13th of 19 sets of back-to-back games this season, which will conclude with a visit from the Islanders tomorrow at 5 p.m. The Sabres are 2-10-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 3-8-1 in the second game. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to- back sets is: four points (1), three points (0), two points (3), one point (1) and zero points (7).

MR. 500
Brian Gionta
needs one point to become the 60th active NHL player to record 500 career points. The last player to reach this milestone as a member of the Sabres was Miroslav Satan, who recorded his 500th NHL point on Feb. 16, 2004.

STEWART HEATING UP
Chris Stewart
has at least a point in 12 of his last 21 games, totaling 14 points (6+8) during that stretch with an average ice time of 16:13 per game. His last 21-game stretch with points in at least 12 games (and his last 21-game stretch with more than 16 minutes of ice time per game) came in February/March 2013, propelling him to the St. Louis Blues’ team lead in goals (18) and points (36) in 48 games during the 2012-13 season.

FINISHING STRONG AFTER THE BREAK
Buffalo is 546-407-186 (.561) all-time in games after the All-Star break. This includes a record of 95-54-24 (.618) in those games since 2005-06. The Sabres are 1-4-0 since the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. These totals do not include games after breaks for the Olympic Games.

LOGGING BIG MINUTES

  • Tyler Myers leads all Sabres and ranks 11th in the league entering Friday night with an average time on ice of 25:10 per game.
  • He has averaged 24:56 in his last 10 games despite each of those games ending in regulation.
  • Myers last led the Sabres in ice time in a season in his rookie campaign of 2009-10, when he averaged 23:44 per game.

IN THE LINE OF FIRE

  • Josh Gorges ranked second in the NHL with 139 blocked shots entering Friday’s games despite missing nine games to injury this season. He has ranked in the top 10 in the NHL in blocked shots in each of the last three seasons: 2011-12, 250 (1st); 2012-13, 116 (7th); 2013-14, 117 (T-5th)
  • Gorges has blocked 12.2 percent of all opponent shot attempts taken with him on the ice this season, ranking third among NHL defensemen who have played at least 20 games. (Shot attempt data via war-on-ice.com)
  • His best full-season on-ice shot blocking percentage was 13.0 percent in 2011-12 with Montreal.

BUF-DAL CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Lindy Ruff served as head coach of the Sabres for 14-plus seasons (1997-2013), compiling a record of 571-432-162 in 1,165 games. Ruff is the Sabres’ all-time franchise leader in wins, guiding the team to eight postseason appearances, including a trip to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final. He was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 2006. Ruff also played for the Sabres from 1979-89, appearing in 608 games, recording 285 points (102+183) and serving as team captain for three seasons.
  • James Patrick spent seven seasons (2006-2013) as an assistant coach for the Sabres. He also spent six seasons with the Sabres as a player (1998-2004) and registered 74 points (23+51) in 345 games.

Ted Nolan:

  • Coached Jason Demers for the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) during the 2005-06 season.

Andre Benoit:

  • Played with Jason Spezza for the Ottawa Senators during the 2010-11 season and the 2012-13 season.

Tyler Ennis:

  • Ennis, Vernon Fiddler and David Schlemko were all born in Edmonton, Alberta.

Brian Flynn:

  • Shares a birthday with Jordie Benn. Benn was born on July 26, 1987, and Flynn was born a year later on July 26, 1988.

Brian Gionta:

  • Played with Erik Cole for the Montreal Canadiens from 2011-2013. The pair also represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics and the 2005 World Championship.

Josh Gorges:

  • Gorges (1984) and John Klingberg (1992) were both born on Aug. 14.

Cody Hodgson:

  • Hodgson, Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley were all born in Toronto, Ontario.

Andrej Meszaros:

  • Played with Patrick Eaves and Jason Spezza for the Ottawa Senators from 2005-2008.

Torrey Mitchell:

  • Played with Jason Demers for the San Jose Sharks from 2009-2012.

Tyler Myers:

  • Played with Jamie Benn for the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) during the 2008-09 season.

Michal Neuvirth:

  • Played with Cody Eakin for the Washington Capitals during the 2011-12 season.

Drew Stafford:

  • He and Alex Goligoski represented the United States at the 2005 World Junior Championship.

Chris Stewart:   

  • Stewart, Jason Spezza and Trevor Daley were all born in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Played with Jason Spezza for Team Canada at the 2011 World Championship.

2009 World Junior Championship:

  • Tyler Ennis, Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers and Jamie Benn all represented Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship. Canada won the gold medal and Hodgson led the tournament in scoring with 16 points (5+11).

NHL Draft:

  • Brian Gionta (82nd overall) and Erik Cole (71st overall) were both chosen in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft.
  • Nicolas Deslauriers and Cody Eakin were both selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Deslauriers was selected 84th overall to Los Angeles, and Eakin was selected one pick later at 85th overall by Washington.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits:
Deslauriers (169), Weber (106), Girgensons (103)
Blocked Shots: Gorges (139), Weber (95), Myers (91)
Shots: Ennis (121), Girgensons (97), Moulson (94)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
2-8-0 (2), 11/33, 0/32, 33/39
11-20: 3-5-2 (8), 23/36, 4/27, 28/39
21-30: 7-3-0 (14), 22/22, 2/25, 20/25
31-40: 2-7-1 (5), 21/44, 4/27, 19/31
41-50: 0-10-0 (0), 17/43, 6/29, 26/37
51-60: 1-1-0 (2), 3/5, 0/3, 3/3

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-2; 98-100 all-time)
October 30 vs. Boston: L, 3-2 (GDG-Marchand, 1:20)
December 13 vs. Florida: W, 4-3 (GDG-Zadorov, 0:29)
December 21 at Boston: L, 4-3 (Eriksson, 2:14)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (6-1; 63-47 all-time)
October 14 at Carolina: W, 4-3 (GDG-Girgensons)
November 2 vs. Detroit: W, 3-2 (GDG-Girgensons)

November 5 vs. Montreal: L, 2-1 (GDG-Parenteau)
November 29 at Montreal: W, 4-3 (GDG-Flynn)
December 2 vs. Tampa Bay: W, 2-1 (GDG-Hodgson)
December 15 vs. Ottawa: W, 5-2 (GDG-Moulson)
December 27 vs. NY Islanders: W, 4-3 (GDG-Ennis)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Points

Brian Gionta … 1 point … 500 career points
Torrey Mitchell … 1 point … 100 career points
Tyler Ennis … 4 points … 200 career points
Matt Moulson … 4 points … 300 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Game Preview: 3/3/14 at Dallas Stars

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LAST GAME
Friday, February 28
San Jose 2 at Buffalo 4
Goals: Hodgson, Flynn, Moulson, Myers
Goalie: Enroth (36 saves/38 shots)
PP: 1/2; PK: 2/2; Shots: San Jose 38 – Buffalo 20

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 173)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed

Tyler Ennis (undisclosed, Feb. 26) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
2/25:
Activated F Matt Moulson and F Cody McCormick from IR
2/28: Acquired G Jaroslav Halak, F Chris Stewart, F William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from St. Louis in exchange for G Ryan Miller and F Steve Ott

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, March 6:
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 7: Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9: Chicago at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11: Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 13: Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at STARS

  • This is the second and final meeting between the Sabres and Stars this season.
  • Last meeting: Dallas defeated Buffalo, 4-3, in Buffalo on Oct. 28
  • The Sabres are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Stars; 3-7-0 on the road.
  • This is the 114th game all-time between Buffalo and Dallas/Minnesota; Buffalo has a 54-42-17 series record.
  • The Sabres are 23-28-6 on the road against the Stars/North Stars all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 8-6-8 all-time on March 3.
  • March 3, 1971: Steve Atkinson scores three goals against the Minnesota North Stars in a 5-2 win at the Aud. Atkinson, Ron Anderson and Gilbert Perreault all scored in a span of 1:15 in the third period.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • These teams are meeting twice in the regular season for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Neither team has swept a season series since Dallas won both meetings in 1997-98, with the teams splitting each of the last three season series.
  • The Sabres are looking for their first win in Dallas since their 5-4 shootout win on Jan. 15, 2009.
  • Drew Stafford has recorded 11 points (6+5) in his last 10 games.
  • Matt  Moulson enters tonight’s game on a five-game point streak (2+4). With a point tonight, he would tie the longest such streak of his career.
  • Christian Ehrhoff has eight points (3+5) in his last eight games.
  • Tyler Ennis has seven points (2+5) in his last seven games.

HAPPY DREW YEAR
Drew Stafford’s
career point rate from October through December is .486 (105 points in 216 games), putting him on a 40-point pace for an 82-game season. His rate from January through April is .656 (183 points in 279 games), putting him on a 54-point pace. He has 11 points (6+5) in 12 games so far in 2014 (.917 PTS/GP).

CHANGING OF THE GUARD
On Jan. 9, the Sabres hired Tim Murray to serve as the seventh general manager in franchise history. Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front offices, comes to the Sabres after most recently serving as the assistant general manager for the Ottawa Senators, a post he held for seven years. Part of his duties as assistant general manager included serving as general manager of Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the 2011 Calder-Cup champion Binghamton Senators.

The Sabres also hired Craig Patrick as a special assistant and advisor to the hockey department. Patrick, whose career as a hockey executive spans more than three decades, comes to the Sabres after having served as a senior advisor in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ front office since December 2011.

BUF-DAL CONNECTIONS
DAL HC Lindy Ruff served as HC of the Sabres for 14-plus seasons (1997-2013), compiling a record of 571-432-162 in 1,165 games. Ruff is the Sabres’ all-time franchise leader in wins, guiding the team to eight postseason appearances, including a trip to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final. He was awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 2006. Ruff also played for the Sabres from 1979-89, appearing in 608 games, recording 285 points (102+183) and serving as team captain for three seasons.

DAL AC James Patrick spent seven seasons (2006-2013) as an AC for the Sabres. He also spent six seasons with the Sabres as a player (1998-2004) and registered 74 points (23+51).

BUF AC Teppo Numminen played with the Dallas Stars in 2003-04. Numminen appeared in 62 games with the Stars, tallying 17 points (3+14). DAL D Stephane Robidas and DAL G Dan Ellis were also members of the club during this season.

BUF D Jamie McBain was teammates with Ellis for the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2012-13 season.

BUF D Tyler Myers and DAL C Jamie Benn were teammates with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) during the 2008-09 season.

Myers was born in Houston, TX.

McBain played with DAL LW Erik Cole for the Carolina Hurricanes from 2009-2011. DAL LW Ray Whitney was a member of the team as well in 2009-10.

BUF LW Marcus Foligno and DAL C Cody Eakin both represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship held in Buffalo.

BUF D Mark Pysyk (23rd overall) and DAL C Tyler Seguin (2nd overall) were both chosen in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

BUF C Cody Hodgson and DAL D Trevor Daly were both born in Toronto, Ontario.

BUF LW Tyler Ennis, BUF LW John Scott, DAL D Kevin Connauton and Fiddler were all born in Edmonton, Alberta.

McNabb and Eakin were also teammates for the Kootenay Ice (WHL) during the 2010-11 season.

BUF RW Drew Stafford and DAL D Alex Goligoski both represented the United States at the 2005 World Junior Championship.

BUF AC Joe Sacco played with DAL D Sergei Gonchar for the Washington Capitals from 1999-2002.

BUF C Zenon Konopka was teammates with Gonchar for the Ottawa Senators during the 2011-12 season.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Shots:
Ennis (143), Stafford (133), Moulson (132)
Hits: Foligno (156), Weber (149), Girgensons (130)
Blocked Shots: Weber (100), Ehrhoff (83), Myers (74)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10-GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
1-8-1 (3), 13/28, 3/35, 27/32
11-20: 3-7-0 (6), 23/35, 5/24, 29/37
21-30: 2-7-1 (5), 15/28, 4/26, 20/28
31-40: 5-3-2 (12), 20/22, 3/36, 27/29
41-50: 3-4-3 (9), 26/31, 7/36, 28/32
51-60: 4-5-1 (9), 25/36, 7/36, 28/36

OVERTIME RESULTS (3-4; 97-97 all-time)
October 10 vs. Tampa Bay: L, 3-2 (GWG-Killorn, 1:50)
November 29 vs. Toronto: W, 3-2 (GWG-Ehrhoff, 0:38)
November 30 at New Jersey: L, 1-0 (GWG-Bernier, 4:19)
December 14 vs. Calgary: L, 2-1 (GWG-Stajan, 0:42)
December 23 vs. Phoenix: W, 2-1 (GWG-Pysyk, 3:47)
January 28 vs. Washington: L, 5-4 (GWG-Green, 1:00)
February 26 vs. Boston: W, 5-4 (GWG-D’Agostini, 0:22)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (6-4; 56-45 all-time)
October 17 at NY Islanders: W, 4-3 (GDG-Ennis)
November 5 at San Jose: W, 5-4 (GDG-Hodgson)
November 12 vs. Los Angeles: W, 3-2 (GDG-Moulson)
December 10 vs. Ottawa: W, 2-1 (GDG-Girgensons)

December 27 at Toronto: L, 4-3 (GDG-Lupul)
December 29 vs. Washington: W, 2-1 (GDG-Ott)
January 9 vs. Florida: L, 2-1 (GDG-Boyes)
January 12 at Washington: W, 2-1 (GDG-Hodgson)
January 15 at Toronto: L, 4-3 (GDG-Lupul)
January 18 vs. Columbus: L, 4-3 (GDG-Johansen)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played

Drew Stafford … 5 games … 500 career games played
Matt Ellis … 5 games … 300 career games played
Assists
Tyler Myers … 4 assists … 100 career assists
Tyler Ennis … 9 assists … 100 career assists

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Post-Game Report: 10/28 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Stars (5-5-1) 3 1 0 4 29
Sabres (2-11-1) 1 2 0 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Matt Moulson scored two goals and tied for the team lead with four shots in 19:48 of ice time in his Sabres debut.
  • Moulson now has eight points (7+1) in seven career games against the Stars.
  • As of the end of the game,  Moulson was in a five-way tie (Crosby, Stamkos, Marleay, Hertl) for fourth-most goals in the NHL (8).
  • With Moulson scoring on his first shot in a Sabres uniform, the Sabres now have six players on their roster who scored on their first shot with the team: Moulson (10/28/13 vs. DAL), Zadorov (10/23/13 vs. BOS), Girgensons (10/2/13 at DET), McBain (10/8/13 vs. TBL), Ott (1/20/13 vs. PHI), Leino (10/7/11 vs. ANA).
  • The Sabres lost a regular-season game to the Stars in Buffalo for the first time since Oct. 7, 1997, Lindy Ruff’s first home game as head coach of the Sabres.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ron Rolston

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Erik Cole

Stars forward Tyler Seguin

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen