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Post-Game Report: 2/13 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(30-17-11)
1 1 1 0 3 31
Sabres
(26-24-8)
0 1 2 1 4 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won their season series against the Blue Jackets for the first time since 2015-16. All three games in the series were won in overtime by the home team.
  • Victor Olofsson scored twice tonight in his first game back after missing 15 games due to injury, including his first career overtime goal. He finished the game with sole possession of second place among NHL rookies with 18 goals this season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded an assist on both of Olofsson’s goals and now has at least one assist in all three games against Columbus this season.
    • In six career games against the Blue Jackets, Dahlin has collected six assists.
  • With his first assist, Dahlin passed Rick Hampton (76) for third-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin’s second assist of the game was his 30th of the season. He joins Phil Housley as the second defenseman in franchise history to record at least 30 assists in his first two NHL seasons.
  • Jack Eichel (1+2) recorded his 19th multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are 14-3-2 in those games. Eichel has recorded at least three points eight times this season, topping his previous career-high total (6) set in the 2016-17 season.
  • Eichel’s first assist was his 40th of the season. He became the first Sabres player to record 30 goals and 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12.
  • Evan Rodrigues scored and now has four points (3+1) in four games against Columbus in the last two seasons.
  • Carter Hutton recorded his sixth career assist on Buffalo’s third goal. It was the first assist by a Sabres goaltender since Hutton tallied an assist on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 4 27
Sabres Hutton W 3 31
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-2 .916 2.30
Sabres Hutton 10-9-4 .896 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nathan Gerbe

Blue Jackets forward Liam Foudy

Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov

Post-Game Report: 2/6 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(13-38-4)
2 0 1 0 1 4 21
Sabres
(23-23-8)
0 0 3 0 0 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • After tonight’s game, the road team has won seven of the last eight meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings, including each of the last five.
  • With his goal tonight, Evan Rodrigues has now scored three goals in three games against the Red Wings this season.
  • Scott Wilson, who was recalled from the Rochester Americans yesterday, scored his first goal of the season in his third NHL game of 2019-20.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen, who recorded an assist tonight, has now totaled 18 points (2+16) in 18 games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
  • Brandon Montour recorded an assist tonight to extend his point streak against the Red Wings to four games (1+3).
  • Jonas Johansson made his first career NHL start tonight after making his debut in relief on Tuesday vs. Colorado.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Red Wings
Bernier W 3 32
Sabres Johansson O 3 21
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Bernier 11-14-2 .908 2.89
Sabres Johansson 0-0-1 .886 2.58

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Red Wings defenseman Gustav Lindstrom

Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier

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

SABRES SIGN RODRIGUES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a one-year contract with an AAV of $2 million. The terms of the contract were based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator.

Rodrigues (5’10”, 176 lbs., 7/28/1993) set career-high totals in games played (74), goals (9), assists (20) and points (29) in his fourth season with the Sabres in 2018-19. The Toronto, Ontario native recorded 25 (7+18) of his 29 points at even strength.

Since signing with Buffalo in April of 2015, Rodrigues has totaled 62 points (21+41) and 43 penalty minutes in 154 NHL games. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played four seasons for Boston University, where he helped lead the Terriers to a Hockey East Tournament title as a senior in 2014-15. He also served as an assistant captain that season and recorded a career-best 61 points (21+40), trailing only Jack Eichel for the NCAA lead.

SABRES QUALIFY SEVEN RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, C.J. Smith; defenseman Jake McCabe; goaltender Linus Ullmark.