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Post-Game Report: 3/25 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
1 1 0 2 34
2 3 0 5 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • After tonight’s Sabres win, the home team has won 24 of the last 28 games between Buffalo and Toronto.
    • The Sabres are now 18-2-1 in their last 21 home games against the Maple Leafs, who haven’t won in consecutive visits to Buffalo since March 21 and Dec. 21, 2008.
  • With two goals and an assist, Jack Eichel recorded his fifth three-point game of the season and the sixth of his career.
    • It was Eichel’s 11th multi-point game in his last 33 games. The Sabres improved to 13-2-0 this season (and 22-5-0 in his career) when Eichel records at least two points.
    • Eichel now has eight points (3+5) in six career games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres improved to 10-0-1 in 2016-17 when Ryan O’Reilly (1+1) records two or more points in a game.
  • Dmitry Kulikov, playing in his 500th NHL game tonight, notched his 10th career power-play goal and his first since Feb. 10, 2015 vs. Anaheim.
  • With his goal, Evander Kane now has nine points (7+2) in his last nine games against the Maple Leafs.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist tonight gave him four points (1+3) in four games against the Maple Leafs this season.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Sabres Lehner W .941 2.00


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Sabres Lehner 21-23-8 .921 2.61

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward Connor Brown

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly

Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney

Dmitry Kulikov Conference Call Audio

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (33rd overall) from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Mark Pysyk, a second-round pick in 2016 (38th overall) and a third-round pick in 2016 (89th overall).

Kulikov (6’1”, 204 lbs., 10/29/1990) completed his seventh NHL season with the Panthers in 2015-16, totaling 17 points (1+16) and a plus-8 rating in 74 games while logging 21:02 of ice time per game. In 460 career NHL regular-season games, Kulikov has recorded 138 points (28+110) and 300 penalty minutes, ranking second among Panthers defenseman in goals, assists and points during that span. Kulikov has also appeared in 13 career NHL playoff games, tallying five points (1+4) in those contests.

Prior to being selected by Florida with the 14th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Kulikov played one season for the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL), where he recorded 62 points (12+50) in 57 games in 2008-09. He added 19 points (2+17) in 19 QMJHL playoff games to help lead the Voltigeurs to a QMJHL championship. His season in Drummondville earned him several honors, including QMJHL Rookie of the Year and QMJHL Defenseman of the Year.

Kulikov, a native of Lipetsk, Russia, has represented his country at several levels, including the IIHF World Championship, the IIHF World Junior Championship and the IIHF Under-18 World Championship. He has also been named to Russia’s roster for the inaugural World Cup of Hockey, to be held in September 2016 in Toronto.