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Post-Game Report: 2/19 vs. CHI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blackhawks
(36-18-5)
1 2 2 5 37
Sabres
(26-24-10)
1 0 0 1 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-7-2 against the Western Conference and 4-6-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season.
  • With his goal, Evander Kane has 15 points (9+6) in his last 14 games.
    • The goal tied Kane for fifth in the NHL with 20 even-strength goals this season.
  •  Jack Eichel’s assist gives him 18 points (5+13) in his last 18 games and 19 points (7+12) in 20 home games this season.
    • Eichel leads all NHL players with 11 assists in February.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s assist gives him points in seven straight home games (1+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blackhawks
Darling W .960 1.01
Sabres Lehner L .865 5.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blackhawks Darling 24-13-7 .928 2.19
Sabres Lehner 17-17-6 .925 2.54

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane

Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman

Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling

Post-Game Report: 2/18 vs. STL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blues
(31-23-5)
1 0 1 2 39
Sabres
(26-23-10)
1 2 0 3 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Today’s game was the seventh of eight afternoon games (3 p.m. ET or earlier) for the Sabres this season. The team is 5-2-0 in the first seven and was 6-3-2 in 11 afternoon games last season.
  • With the win, the Sabres have improved to 8-2-1 at home in 2017.
  • Evander Kane recorded two points (1+1) today, giving him 14 points (8+6) in his last 13 games.
    • Kane’s goal tied him for sixth in the NHL with 19 even-strength goals this season.
    • With 20 goals in 47 games this season, Kane has already matched his total from 2015-16 (65 GP).
  • Nicholas Baptiste recorded his first career multi-point game (1+1), including his first NHL assist.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s power-play goal gave him seven points (3+4) in his last seven games, including a point in each of his last four.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist on O’Reilly’s goal, becoming the third-youngest Sabres defenseman ever to reach that milestone.
  • With his assist, Jack Eichel has 17 points (5+12) in his last 17 games. He also has 18 points (7+11) in 19 home contests this season.
  • Robin Lehner stopped 37 of 39 shots and now has a .935 save percentage in 2017 (15 games).
    • As of the end of the game, his .926 save percentage ranked fourth in the NHL on the season.
  • Injury Update: Sam Reinhart missed this afternoon’s game due to an illness.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blues
Allen L .893 3.08
Sabres Lehner W .949 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blues Allen 22-15-3 .902 2.69
Sabres Lehner 17-16-6 .926 2.47

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Nicholas Baptiste

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Blues head coach Mike Yeo

Blues forward Kyle Brodziak

Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson

Blues defenseman Colton Parayko

Post-Game Report: 2/16 vs. COL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Avalanche
(15-38-2)
0 0 0 0 23
Sabres
(25-23-10)
0 1 1 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Evander Kane’s goal tonight gives him 12 points (7+5) in his last  12 games.
  • Kane, who leads all NHL players in even-strength goals since Dec. 1, finished the game tied for 11th in the league with 18 even-strength goals on the season.
  • Robin Lehner earned his second shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. His 23 saves were the fewest needed by a Sabres goaltender in a shutout since Ryan Miller stopped all 22 Florida Panthers shots on Oct. 20, 2011 in Florida.
    • Lehner finished tonight’s game ranked sixth in the NHL with a .926 save percentage this season.
  • With his power-play goal, Sam Reinhart now has six points (2+4) in his last six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly, who recorded an assist on Reinhart’s goal, has tallied at least a point in all three of his career games against the Avalanche (0+4).
  • With his assist on Reinhart’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen has points in a career-best five straight home games (1+4).
  • Injury update: Derek Grant left tonight’s game with a shoulder injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Avalanche
Pickard L .938 2.06
Sabres Lehner W 1.000 0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Avalanche Pickard 9-18-1 .905 2.98
Sabres Lehner 16-16-6 .926 2.49

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog

Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. SJS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(33-17-4)
2 1 1 0 4 40
Sabres
(22-21-10)
1 0 3 1 5 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres erased a three-goal deficit to win tonight, marking the first time the team has done so since Dec. 27, 2014 vs. NY Islanders (4-3, SO).
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight’s comeback was the latest the Sabres have overcome a deficit of three or more goals since Nov. 2, 2006 at Boston, when the team scored at 11:11 of the third period to begin a comeback that culminated in a 5-4 shootout win.
  • The Sabres have gone 6-0-1 in their last seven home games, marking Buffalo’s first seven-game home point streak since the team went 6-0-2 in eight home games from Dec. 10, 2013 to Jan. 9, 2014.
  • Buffalo is 12-1-3 in its last 16 home games against Western Conference opponents and 10-4-2 in all games against the West this season.
  • The Sabres are now 59-19-16 (.713) all-time in home games against the Pacific Division, including a 13-0-3 record in the last 16 games. No Pacific Division team has won a game in regulation in Buffalo since the Edmonton Oilers topped the Sabres 3-2 on Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Buffalo has extended its point streak against San Jose to a franchise-best 11 games (10-0-1) with the  win, dating back to a 3-1 win in Buffalo on Feb. 13, 2010. The previous record was five games (3-0-2), set from March 12, 1998 to Dec. 23, 2000.
  • The Sabres are now 17-1-1 all-time at home against the Sharks.
  • With two goals tonight, Evander Kane has 14 even-strength goals since his first of the season (Dec. 3), leading all NHL players.
  • Jack Eichel (two assists) now has 15 points (6+9) in 15 home games this season, including 12 points (4+8) in his last 12 home contests.
  • Eichel now has four two-point nights in his last five home games.
    • The Sabres improved to 19-3-0 in Eichel’s career when he has at least two points.
  • With an assist on Buffalo’s first goal, Tyler Ennis improved his point streak to four games (1+3).
  • Ryan O’Reilly had two points (1+1) tonight, extending his home point streak to four games (3+3). In his last 12 games at home, O’Reilly has 14 points (5+9).
  • Sam Reinhart (assist tonight) now has 11 points (4+7) in his last 11 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Sharks
Jones O .861 4.91
Sabres Nilsson W .900 3.93

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 27-15-4 .917 2.25
Sabres Nilsson 9-7-4 .922 2.67

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Melker Karlsson

Sharks forward Marcus Sorensen

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski

Post-Game Report: 2/2 vs. NYR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(32-18-1)
0 1 0 1 2 44
Sabres
(20-20-10)
0 0 1 0 1 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Robin Lehner made a season-high 42 saves in the loss, his highest total since he stopped 42 shots on Jan. 22, 2016 vs. Detroit.
  • With his goal, Cody Franson has now totaled six points (2+4) in his last six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly assisted on the goal and now has 11 points (3+8) in his last 10 games at KeyBank Center.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged 32:47 of ice time tonight. It was the second-highest total of his career (highest: 35:24, Jan. 20, 2017 vs. Detroit).
  • Injury Update: Zach Bogosian left tonight’s game with a middle-body injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Lundqvist W .973 0.94
Sabres Lehner O .955 1.88

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Lundqvist 22-13-1 .907 2.73
Sabres Lehner 12-13-6 .920 2.62

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

Rangers forward J.T. Miller

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist