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Post-Game Report: 12/16 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(11-13-6)
1 1 0 0 2 35
Sabres
(12-11-6)
0 1 1 1 3 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 7-3-2 in their last 12 games, including a 6-2-1 record in their last nine home games.
  • Nine of the last 10 games between these teams in Buffalo (and 14 of the last 18 overall) have been decided by a single goal.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two points (1+1) tonight, including the game-winning goal. Ristolainen now has points in a career-best five straight games, totaling nine points (2+7) during that span.
    • Ristolainen, who finished the game tied for 12th in the league with 19 assists, has assisted on 31.1 percent of his teammates’ goals this season.
  • With his goal tonight, Matt Moulson now has seven points (6+1) in eight career games against the Islanders.
    • Moulson finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven power-play goals this season.
  •  With his assist tonight, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders Berube O .919 2.97
Sabres Lehner W .943 1.98

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Berube 0-0-1 .921 2.71
Sabres Lehner 7-9-4 .920 2.45

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward Shane Prince

Islanders forward Ryan Strome

Islanders goaltender Jean-Francois Berube

Post-Game Report: 12/31 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(21-12-5)
0 1 1 2 33
Sabres
(15-19-4)
0 0 1 1 43

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 6-12-1 when outshooting opponents and to 2-4-0 in the second game of a back-to-back set.
  • Buffalo is now 13-12-5 all-time on New Year’s Eve, including a 12-10-3 record at home and a 1-3-1 record in home games against the Islanders (1982, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2015).
  • With his goal tonight, Ryan O’Reilly has 17 points (8+9) in his last 17 games.
    • O’Reilly led all Sabres in points in 2015 with 67 points (25+42) in 83 games, topping his previous single-year high of 58 in 78 games (2014).
  • Jack Eichel’s assist tonight gave him nine points (2+7) in his last six games.
  • With his 17th assist and 25th point of the season, Rasmus Ristolainen finished the game ranked in the top 10 among NHL defensemen in goals, assists and points.
  • In two games against the Islanders this season, Linus Ullmark is 1-1-0 with a .952 save percentage and a 1.52 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jamie McGinn

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward Frans Nielsen

Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss

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

Post-Game Report: 4/13 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(34-37-11)
0 1 2 0 1 4 39
Sabres
(21-51-10)
1 1 1 0 0 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 22-14-7 all-time in season finales and 57-46 all-time in shootouts (7-5 this season).
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, Connor Knapp became the first goaltender to record a point in his first NHL start since Chad Johnson tallied an assist in his debut for the New York Rangers on Jan. 7, 2010 at Atlanta.
  • According to ExtraSkater.com, every Sabres skater had a positive on-ice shot differential in 5-on-5 situations tonight.  Six players saw the team take at least 70 percent of the shots with them on the ice: Torrey Mitchell (11 for/3 against), Zemgus Girgensons (13/4), Cody Hodgson (11/4), Mike Weber (10/4), Jake McCabe (10/4), Mark Pysyk (12/5)
  • The Sabres dressed only nine players in both the first and last games of the season (EnnisGirgensons, Hodgson, Leino, Pysyk, Ristolainen, Stafford, Tallinder, Weber), finishing the season with 305 man games lost to injury.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Connor Knapp

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward Anders Lee

Islanders forward Frans Nielsen