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Post-Game Report: 1/8 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(16-19-7)
1 0 0 1 21
Sabres
(23-14-6)
0 5 0 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The five-goal second period was Buffalo’s most prolific period at home since the Sabres scored five goals in the third period to earn a 5-1 win vs. Carolina on Nov. 28, 2009.
  • The Sabres had 14 players record a point in the second period. It tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most players with a point in a single period. The other instances were on Nov. 2, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay and Oct. 21, 2009 at Florida.
  • With the win, Buffalo improved to 14-5-3 at KeyBank Center this season.
  • C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut each scored their first NHL goals tonight. The game was the sixth time in franchise history in which two Sabres have recorded their first NHL goals in the same contest.
    • The last such game was April 6, 2018, when Casey Mittelstadt and Alexander Nylander each scored their first career goals at Tampa Bay.
    • Including tonight, four of the six instances saw players score their first NHL goals in the same period.
  • Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight was his 29th of the season and 23rd at even strength, giving him sole possession of the NHL lead in even-strength tallies.
    • Skinner now has six points (4+2) in his last six games against New Jersey.
  • Jake McCabe’s goal was the first shorthanded point of his career and gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Devils (2+1).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid L .848 5.01
Sabres Hutton W .952 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid 13-12-6 .898 3.07
Sabres Hutton 14-12-3 .918 2.57

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward C.J. Smith

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(21-14-4)
1 0 1 1 3 42
Sabres
(21-12-6)
1 1 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-4-3 at home this season and 11-3-6 in one-goal games.
  • Buffalo also fell to 8-6 in games that have been tied after regulation this season, including a 5-5 record in overtime.
  • With his assist on Marco Scandella’s goal, Sam Reinhart has matched his career high with his 30th assist of the season.
  • Johan Larsson’s goal tonight was his second career shorthanded tally and his first since Jan. 25, 2018 at Vancouver.
  • Scandella’s 10th career two-point night (1+1) tied his career high. His last was on Dec. 22, 2017 vs. Philadelphia (0+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .929 1.88
Sabres Hutton O .929 2.83
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 9-8-2 .912 2.67
Sabres Hutton 13-11-3 .916 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Bruins forward Sean Kuraly

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask

 

Post-Game Report: 12/13 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(13-15-2)
1 0 0 1 26
Sabres
(19-9-4)
2 0 1 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres to 11-3-2 (.750) at home and 8-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season. They are now 14-3-1 in their last 18 games against the Coyotes, including a 9-2-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
    • The team’s .750 points percentage at home puts the Sabres on pace for their fifth-best home record ever, and the best since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8, .775).
  • Carter Hutton stopped 25 of 26 shots (.962) to earn his sixth consecutive win at home. On the season, he’s 9-2-1 at home with a .928 save percentage and a 2.31 goals-against average.
  • With his 22nd goal of the season, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to four games (2+2). Jack Eichel’s assist on the goal also extended his point streak to four games (5+2).
    • Skinner has now totaled eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Coyotes.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist on Skinner’s goal extended his career-best point streak to eight games (5+6). It is the Sabres’ longest streak of the season and the third-longest active streak in the NHL.
    • Reinhart now has 24 points (8+16) in his last 24 games.
  • With their points tonight, Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary each have a goal and two assists in their last three games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper L .909 3.15
Sabres Hutton W .962 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 4-7-2 .909 2.85
Sabres Hutton 13-8-1 .919 2.53

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Christian Fischer

Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski

Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson

Post-Game Report: 11/21 vs. Philadelphia

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(9-10-2)
0 2 0 2 25
Sabres
(14-6-2)
4 0 1 5 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Buffalo now has its first seven-game winning streak since the team won its first 10 games of the 2006-07 season.
  • With an 8-2-0 record in their last 10 games, the Sabres have eight wins in a 10-game stretch for the first time since the last 10 games of the 2010-11 season.
  • The Sabres are 7-2-1 through 10 home games, their best 10-game start to the home schedule since their identical 7-2-1 start at home in 2009-10.
  • Carter Hutton extended his win streak to a career-best six games. In those games, he has posted .933 save percentage and a 1.99 goals-against average.
  • With his goal tonight, Jeff Skinner now has nine points (5+4) in his last six home games.
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist on Tage Thompson’s goal gives him six points (1+5) in his last six games. Okposo now has a point in each of his last three home contests.
  • Evan Rodrigues’ goal tonight was his third career power-play tally. With two points tonight (1+1), he now has four points (1+3) in his last four games.
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s assist on Rodrigues’ goal gives him six points (1+5) in his last six games.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Sam Reinhart now has 10 points (2+8) in his last nine games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flyers Lyon
Pickard
L
ND
.667
1.000
12.00
0.00
Sabres Hutton W .920 2.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Lyon
Pickard
0-1-0
3-1-2
.667
.858
12.00
4.13
Sabres Hutton 10-6-1 .917 2.57

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol

Flyers forward Scott Laughton

Flyers forward Claude Giroux

Flyers defenseman Christian Folin

 

2017-18 Season Recap

2017-18-Season Wrap-Up (PDF)

Top Team Notes:

  • The Sabres tied for sixth in the league with nine shorthanded goals in 2017-18, the team’s highest total since 2005-06 (10).
  • With consecutive wins in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver from Jan. 22 to 25, the Sabres swept a Western Canada road trip for the first time since March 1998.
  • Robin Lehner and Chad Johnson combined to keep the Sabres’ opponents scoreless for 199:19 during the team’s games from Jan. 22 to Jan. 30, marking the team’s longest shutout streak since the franchise-record 226:24 set from Jan. 16 to 25, 2003.
  • The Sabres finished the season with three 50-point players (Eichel/O’Reilly/Reinhart) for the first time since the 2011-12 season (Pominville/Vanek/Stafford).
  • Jack Eichel (21 years old) and Sam Reinhart (22 years old) became the first pair of 25-goal scorers under 23 years of age for the Sabres since Alexander Mogilny and Donald Audette each topped 25 as 22-year-olds in the 1991-92 season.

Top Player Notes:

Jack Eichel

  • Jack Eichel became the ninth unique player in franchise history to lead the team or tie for the team lead in goals, assists and points. He was the first to do so since 2012-13 (Thomas Vanek) and at 21 years of age, he was the youngest player to do so since Pierre Turgeon in 1989-90.
    • Four players have led (or tied to lead) the Sabres in all three categories twice in their careers: Gilbert Perreault (1976-77 and 1977-78), Pierre Turgeon (1988-89 and 1989-90), Miroslav Satan (2001-02 and 2002-03) and Thomas Vanek (2010-11 and 2012-13).
  • With his 25th goal of the season on March 29 vs. Detroit,  Eichel became the first Sabre aged 21 or younger to reach the 25-goal mark since Pierre Turgeon did so in the 1990-91 season.
  • Eichel became just the fourth player in franchise history to score 20 or more goals in each of his first three NHL seasons, joining Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek.
  • Eichel joined Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Phil Housley and Christian Ruuttu as the only Sabres to record at least 50 points in each of their first three NHL seasons.
  • Eichel set a new career high with .96 points per game this season. It was the team’s highest points-per-game mark among players with at least 10 games played since Thomas Vanek logged 1.08 points per game in 38 games in 2012-13.
    • His .58 assist per game game ranked as the team’s best rate (min. 10 games) since Derek Roy had .71 assists per game in 35 games in 2010-11.
  • Eichel finished the season ranked ninth in the league with 1.09 points per game on the road (38 points in 35 games). It was the highest road scoring rate by a Sabre since Thomas Vanek recorded 23 points in 20 road games (1.15) in 2012-13 and the highest in a full season since Daniel Briere recorded 48 points in 39 road games (1.23) in 2006-07.
  • Of Eichel’s 64 points this season, 27 were goals or primary assists recorded during 5-on-5 play (excludes 6-on-5 situations). This topped his previous career-best total from his 81-game rookie season (24) by three in 14 fewer games.
  • Eichel’s five assists on March 31 at Nashville tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most assists in a game. Eichel joined Gilbert Perreault (3x), Pat LaFontaine (3x) and Dale Hawerchuk as the only players in Sabres history to accomplish this feat.
  • Despite missing 15 games with a high-ankle sprain, Eichel has topped his previous personal bests in goals (24), assists (33) and points (57) on the strength of improved production at even strength.

Jack Eichel’s Production by Season

Season

GP

G

A

PTS

ES G

ES A

ES P

2015-16

81

24

32

56

16

19

35

2016-17

61

24

33

57

14

19

33

2017-18

67

25

39

64

22

20

42

Robin Lehner

  • Robin Lehner logged a career-best three shutouts this season, bringing his career total to eight. Lehner’s six shutouts as a member of the Sabres rank him eighth in franchise history.

Ryan O’Reilly

  • Ryan O’Reilly led the league and set a career high with a faceoff win percentage of 60.0 percent. It was the best season by a Sabres center since the league began publishing faceoff percentage in 1997-98:
    • Ryan O’Reilly – 60.0% (2017-18)
    • Paul Gaustad – 59.8% (2010-11)
    • Chris Gratton – 58.9% (2002-03)
    • Chris Drury – 58.8% (2006-07)
    • Ryan O’Reilly – 58.0% (2016-17)
  • O’Reilly also led the NHL in faceoffs won, edging Rod Brind’Amour (1,268 in 2005-06) to set an NHL record for the most by any NHL player in a season. His 954 wins at even strength shattered the previous single-season record (Brind’Amour, 870 in 2001-02).
    • His 29 faceoff wins on Feb. 11 vs. Colorado set a single-game franchise record and tied as the sixth most wins by a player since the league began tracking faceoff stats in the 1997-98 season.
  • O’Reilly  became just the third player ever to win at least 1,000 faceoffs in a season while maintaining a faceoff percentage of at least 59 percent, joining Brind’Amour (five times) and Patrice Bergeron (two times).

Jason Pominville

  • Pominville moved up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard to rank 12th in regular-season games played (660), eighth in assists (289) and 11th in points (490).

Sam Reinhart

  • Sam Reinhart totaled 37 points (18+19) in his last 38 games of the season. His has 20 goals in 43 games in 2018 tied him for 12th-most in the league from Jan. 1 onward.

Rasmus Ristolainen

  • At 26:29, Rasmus Ristolainen averaged the most ice time per game of his career, edging last year’s total by six seconds per game. It was the highest average ice time by a Sabres skater in a full season with the team since Alexei Zhitnik (26:33) in 2002-03.

Marco Scandella

  • Marco Scandella recorded 17 assists this season, topping his previous career high (16) set in the 2015-16 season. He finished one point shy of his career-best 23 points.

End-Of-Season Press Conferences
General Manager Jason Botterill
Head Coach Phil Housley

Locker Room Clean-Out Interviews
Victor Antipin
Zach Bogosian

Jack Eichel

Josh Gorges
Chad Johnson
Jake McCabe

Casey Mittelstadt
Kyle Okposo
Ryan O’Reilly

Jason Pominville
Sam Reinhart
Rasmus Ristolainen
Evan Rodrigues
Scott Wilson

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres ranked in the top 10)

  • Eichel: 3.67 S/GP (7th)
  • O’Reilly: 1,274 FOW (1st), 60.0% FO% (1st), 2,124 FO (1st), 15 PPG (T-3rd), 4 SHP (T-6th)
  • Ristolainen: 26:29 TOI/GP (4th)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 2-6-2 (6), 18/31, 2/32, 24/32
31-40: 3-4-3 (9), 24/33, 3/25, 23/28
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 27/31, 10/33, 15/26
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 28/32, 6/24, 32/38
61-70: 5-4-1 (11), 24/31, 6/32, 20/25
71-80: 3-7-0 (6), 24/40, 9/36, 16/24
81-82: 0-2-0 (0), 8/11, 3/8, 5/6

OVERTIME RESULTS (5-10; 113-121 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron, 3:52)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly, 2:59)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty, 3:08)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary, 0:16)
Dec. 8 at CHI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Forsling, 4:55)
Dec. 10 at STL: L, 3-2 (GWG-Tarasenko, 4:24)
Dec. 15 vs. CAR: L, 5-4 (GWG-Slavin,2:15)
Dec. 27 at NYI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barzal, 1:08)
Dec. 29 at NJD: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen, 2:37)
Jan. 1 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Miller, 2:43)
Jan. 22 at CGY: W, 2-1 (GWG-Eichel, 1:30)
Feb. 6 vs. ANA: L, 4-3 (GWG-Henrique, 1:36)
Feb. 15 at OTT: L, 3-2 (GWG-Hoffman,1:13)
Feb. 22 at DET: W, 3-2 (GWG-Scandella, 4:59)
Feb. 28 at TBL: W, 2-1 (GWG-Pominville, 1:26)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-2; 70-66 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)
March 8 at OTT: W, 4-3 (GDG-Josefson)
March 10 vs. VGK: L, 2-1 (GDG-Haula)