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Post-Game Report: 3/10 vs. Vegas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Golden Knights
(44-19-5)
0 0 1 0 1 2 34
Sabres
(22-35-12)
0 0 1 0 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s loss dropped the Sabres to 13-4-1 all-time in the first home game against teams that joined the league via expansion after 1970.
  • With his goal today, Justin Bailey, who had five points (4+1) in his last five games in Rochester (AHL) before being recalled, now has three goals in eight NHL games this season.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s 27 faceoff wins today fell two shy of his franchise-record 29 on Feb. 11 vs. Colorado. He is now on pace to break the NHL single-season faceoff win record (faceoff stats have been recorded since 1997-98).
    • O’Reilly now has 10 games as a member of the Sabres with more than 21 wins, breaking the franchise single-game record previously shared by Curtis Brown and Michael Peca.
    • O’Reilly’s faceoff win percentage of 81.8 percent today tied the third-best percentage of his career.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Golden Knights
Fleury W .969 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .971 0.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Golden Knights
Fleury 24-9-3 .930 2.16
Sabres Lehner 14-24-9 .911 2.91

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Justin Bailey

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant

Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland

Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury

Post-Game Report: 10/29 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(3-4-1)
0 0 0 0 33
Sabres
(2-3-2)
1 1 1 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Anders Nilsson made 33 saves today to earn his second career shutout (last: 24 saves, March 4, 2012 vs. New Jersey).
    • The shutout was Buffalo’s first since Feb. 19 at Columbus (4-0) and the team’s first at home since Dec. 17, 2015 vs. Anaheim (3-0).
    • Nilsson becomes the 23rd goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout.
  • With his assist on Kyle Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now leads the Sabres with seven points and finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven assists this season.
    • At the conclusion of today’s game, Ristolainen‘s six power-play points this season tied him with  Claude Giroux and Phil Kessel for most in the NHL.
  • Okposo now has a point in nine of his last 11 games against the Panthers (4+5), including a goal in each of the last two.
  • With a goal and an assist today, Sam Reinhart now has five points (4+1) in his last four games against Florida. Ristolainen’s assist gives him five assists in his last five games against Florida.
  • Matt Moulson tallied his fifth power-play point (assist) of the season, tying him for third-most power-play points in the league as of the end of the game.
  • With Vincent Trocheck’s unsuccessful penalty shot, the Sabres have now allowed 21 goals on 62 regular-season penalty shots in franchise history.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Florida Luongo L .880 3.01
Buffalo Nilsson W 1.000 0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Florida Luongo 3-3-0 .910 2.33
Buffalo Nilsson 1-1-1 .938 1.95

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Scott Thornton

Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle

Post-Game Report: 2/9 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(32-16-6)
3 3 1 7 35
Sabres
(21-27-6)
0 2 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The teams combined for 11 goals tonight, the most in a Sabres game since an 8-4 loss to the New York Rangers on April 19, 2013.
    • The 11 goals set a record for most goals in a Sabres-Panthers game. The previous record was nine (four times, last: March 28, 2013).
  • Sam Reinhart scored two goals tonight, extending his point streak to a career-best three games (4+0).
    • Reinhart is now tied with Jack Eichel for the NHL rookie lead with six power-play goals.
    • The pair are also tied for third in overall rookie goal scoring, with 16 goals each.
  • With two assists tonight, Ryan O’Reilly has five assists in his last four games and 12 points (5+7) in his last 10 games against the Panthers.
  • Evander Kane and Alex Petrovic fought each other three times tonight. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they became the first players to square off with one another three times in a game since Jody Shelley and Bob Probert did so on Jan. 10, 2002.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr

Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen

Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic

Post-Game Report: 1/5 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(24-12-4)
1 1 3 5 27
Sabres
(15-21-4)
0 1 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With a 32-27 edge in shots, the Sabres out-shot their opponent for the third straight game, but fell to 0-3-0 in those games.
    • The Sabres have now out-shot opponents in 21 of 40 games this season after doing so only 10 times last season.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s goal gave him 11 points (5+6) in his last nine games against Florida and 17 points (9+8) in his last 17 games overall.
  • With his assist, Jack Eichel pushed his point streak to a career-best four games (2+4) and now has 12 points (4+8) in his last eight games.
  • With his 45th career goal against Buffalo, Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Daniel Alfredsson for most career goals against the Sabres by any NHL player.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie

Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo

Post-Game Report: 1/2 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(17-10-9)
2 0 0 2 33
Sabres
(14-22-3)
0 0 0 0 30

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres fell to the Panthers for the third time this season (1-3-0), including the second Roberto Luongo shutout at First Niagara Center this season. Luongo is now tied with Patrick Roy and Ron Tugnutt for most career shutouts against the Sabres (5).
  • With the loss, Michal Neuvirth fell to 3-6-1 in his last 11 games against the Panthers despite a .934 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average.
  • Josh Gorges led all Sabres with an ice time of 25:18. In the seven games since returning from an injury that sidelined him for two games (Dec. 15-16), Gorges has averaged 24:19 per game.
  • The Sabres outshot the Panthers, 12-4, in the third period. It was the team’s greatest positive shot differential in a period since April 10, 2014 at NYR (11-3 in the third period).

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Tyson Strachan

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad

Panthers forward Brad Boyes

Panthers defenseman Shane O’Brien

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo