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Post-Game Report: 1/7 vs. WPG

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(19-20-3)
1 2 0 3 35
Sabres
(15-15-9)
1 0 3 4 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Buffalo has now won four straight games against Winnipeg/Atlanta for the first time since the Sabres defeated the Thrashers in four straight from Feb. 16, 2004 to Jan. 31, 2006.
  • The Sabres have improved to 7-3-2 against the Western Conference this season, including points in each of their last four games (4-0-1) and wins in each of their last four home games against the West.
  • Brian Gionta, who has now scored in each of Buffalo’s two games against Winnipeg this season,  is now tied for the team lead with eight even-strength goals this season.
  • With a goal and an assist, Ryan O’Reilly now has 13 points (4+9) in his last 14 games, including four (1+3) in two games since returning to the lineup following an appendectomy that sidelined him for four games.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded the lone assist on O’Reilly’s goal, improving his output to nine points (2+7) in his last nine games.
    • Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in four career games against Winnipeg.
  • With his goal, Marcus Foligno now has a goal in consecutive games and has a point in each of his last three home games (2+1).
  • Zemgus Girgensons’ goal gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Jets (1+2).
    • Matt Moulson’s assist on the goal gives him seven points (1+6) in his last seven home games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged a career-high 30:22 of ice time today.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Hellebuyck L .889 4.10
Sabres Lehner W .914 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Hellebuyck 15-13-1 .910 2.75
Sabres Lehner 9-12-5 .921 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Mark Scheifele

Jets forward Drew Stafford

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Post-Game Report: 3/26 vs. WPG

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(31-38-6)
2 0 0 2 19
Sabres
(31-34-10)
1 1 1 3 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres will finish the season with a 6-3-2 record in their 11 afternoon games this season.
  • The Sabres have won consecutive matchups with the Jets/Thrashers for the first time since they won three in a row from Feb. 23 to Nov. 8, 2011.
  • With his goal today, Jack Eichel became the ninth Sabres rookie to record 50 points in a season (23+27) in franchise history.
    • Eichel is the first Sabres rookie to record 50 points in a season since Derek Plante (1993-94) and the youngest to do so since Phil Housley (1982-83).
  • The goal was Eichel’s fifth game-winning goal of the season, tying Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Ray Sheppard for second-most by a Sabres rookie. He needs one more to tie Donald Audette for the franchise rookie record.
  • With his goal, Hudson Fasching became the first Sabre to score on his first shot in his NHL debut since Zemgus Girgensons (10/2/13 at DET).
  • Fasching and Casey Nelson are the first Sabres to each record his first career point on the same goal in their NHL debuts since Alexander Mogilny and Dave Snuggerud (10/5/89 vs. QUE).

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Hudson Fasching

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Drew Stafford

Jets forward Nic Petan

Jets defenseman Andrew Copp

SABRES ACQUIRE KANE, BOGOSIAN, KASDORF FROM WINNIPEG JETS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 11, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired forward Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to prospect Brendan Lemieux, as well as the Sabres’ latest first-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Kane (6’2”, 198 lbs., 8/2/91) has played in six NHL seasons with the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise since being drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. In 2011-12, he led the Jets with 30 goals and, at 20 years old, was the NHL’s youngest 30-goal scorer that season. He has amassed 222 points (109+113) in 361 career NHL games, including 22 points (10+12) in 37 games played this season.

The Vancouver, B.C. native played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2009, helping Canada win the gold medal. He also played three seasons (2006-07 – 2008-09) with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.

Bogosian (6’3”, 225 lbs., 7/15/90) has played in seven seasons with the Jets/Thrashers organization after being selected by Atlanta in the first round (third overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, recording 127 points (40+87) and 325 penalty minutes in 393 career NHL games. The Massena, N.Y. native led all rookie defensemen with nine goals in 2008-09 and set career highs in assists (25) and points (30) in 65 games with Winnipeg in 2011-12.

In 41 games this season, Bogosian has tallied 13 points (3+10) and 40 penalty minutes while averaging 22:10 of ice time per game.

Kasdorf (6’3”, 178 lbs., 5/18/92), drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, is currently playing for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned ECAC Rookie of the Year honors in 2012-13. The Winnipeg native has also played in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers (2011-12).

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Post-Game Report: 2/8 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(34-18-1)
1 2 0 3 31
Sabres
(16-35-3)
0 2 0 2 10

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s loss, the Sabres have split a back-to-back set for the fourth time in 13 tries this season.
  • Marcus Foligno recorded two points (1+1) tonight after returning from an injury that sidelined him for 19 games. He now has six points (4+2) in his last seven games played.
  • With his assist tonight, Nikita Zadorov has at least a point in each of his last five games played, totaling six assists in those games.
  • Drew Stafford’s goal tonight gives him five points (1+4) in his last five games against the Islanders.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward John Tavares

Islanders forward Colin McDonald

Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic

Post-Game Report: 12/27 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(23-11-1)
1 2 0 0 0 3 36
Sabres
(14-19-3)
0 0 3 0 1 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Four of the last five games between the Sabres and Islanders have now been decided in shootouts. The Sabres are 3-1 in those shootouts.
  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres erased a three-goal deficit on the way to a win for the first time since 4/3/12 vs. Toronto (6-5, OT).
  • Buffalo overcame a 3-0 third-period deficit for just the second time in franchise history (4/2/03 vs. ATL). Before tonight, that game was the only win in franchise history in which the Sabres trailed by three or more goals in the third period and their first goal of the game came at any point in the third period. (via Elias Sports Bureau)
  • The Sabres are now 11-6-1 in their last 18 games, and 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games.
  • With the win, Jhonas Enroth improves to 5-0 on the season in shootouts, having allowed just one goal on 21 attempts (.952).
  • With his goal, Chris Stewart extended his point streak to four games (2+2). Nicolas Deslauriers recorded a goal and an assist to run his point streak to three games (2+2).
  • Zemgus Girgensons scored his second shorthanded goal of the season.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres forward Chris Stewart

Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck

Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin