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Post-Game Report: 1/9 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(26-11-7)
2 3 2 7 37
Sabres
(10-24-9)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jacob Josefson left tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • With two goals and an assist tonight, Jack Eichel has recorded 15 points (9+6) in his last 11 games.
  • Eichel‘s goals were his 15th and 16th even-strength goals of the season, surpassing his total from last season (15 in 61 games) and tying his career-high mark from his rookie season (16 in 81 games).
  • Eichel is now one point shy of his career high with 23 primary points (goals plus primary assists, excluding empty-netters) during 5-on-5 play this season (12+11).
  • With his first three-point night since Dec. 13, 2016, Kyle Okposo now has 10 points (3+7) in his last eight games against the Jets. He has nine multi-point outings in 26 career games against Winnipeg/Atlanta.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s sixth multi-point game of the season (1+2) gives him six points (2+4) in his last four games against Winnipeg and eight points (3+5) in his last eight games overall.
  • With his goal tonight, Jason Pominville now has 17 points (5+12) in his last 17 games against the Jets, including seven (3+4) in his last three.
  • Marco Scandella’s assist tonight gives him five points (2+3) in his last five games against Winnipeg and six points (1+5) in his last nine games overall.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Mason W .882 4.00
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
ND
L
.824
.842
8.52
4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Mason 3-6-1 .899 3.47
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
9-16-6
1-8-3
.910
.881
2.94
3.76

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets goaltender Steve Mason

Post-Game Report: 12/22 vs. Philadelphia

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(15-13-7)
0 0 2 2 35
Sabres
(9-19-7)
0 0 4 4 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Buffalo’s four goals in the third period were the team’s highest single-period total since Dec. 13, 2016 vs. Los Angeles.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jack Eichel became the first Sabre ever to score two empty-net goals in the same game and the first to record a game-winner on an empty net since Miroslav Satan on Jan. 22, 2004 at Boston.
  • After tonight’s 33-save performance, Robin Lehner has a .935 save percentage and a 1.94 goals-against average in 14 home games this season. Among regular NHL goaltenders (min. 10 GP at home), Lehner now ranks first in the league in both stats at home.
  • Lehner has now stopped 237 of 252 shots (.940) in his last seven games. In those games, he has also stopped 180 of 188 shots faced during 5-on-5 play (.957), which includes two goals allowed with an opponent’s extra attacker on the ice.
  • With two points (1+1) tonight, Ryan O’Reilly now has 16 points (5+11) in 15 career games against the Flyers, including 11 points (3+8) in eight games against Philadelphia as a member of the Sabres.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flyers Elliott L .943 2.09
Sabres Lehner W .943 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Elliott 13-8-6 .913 2.65
Sabres Lehner 8-14-4 .915 2.73

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol

Flyers forward Claude Giroux

Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim

Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere

Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott

Post-Game Report: 12/15 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Hurricanes
(13-11-3)
0 1 3 1 5 34
Sabres
(8-18-7)
0 1 3 0 4 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jack Eichel’s four-point game (3+1) tied his career high and marked the second time in his career he’s recorded four points in a game (last: Dec. 16, 2015 at Boston). His third goal came on his 11th shot of the game, setting a new career high.
    • Eichel now has nine points (4+5) in his last seven games.
  • Eichel’s first career hat trick marked the first by a Sabre since Sam Reinhart on Jan. 10, 2016 at Winnipeg and the first and the Sabres’ first hat trick in Buffalo since Thomas Vanek on April 5, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Jake McCabe recorded a career-best three points (1+2) tonight. It was McCabe’s fourth career multi-point game and his third of the season.
  • Evander Kane tied his career high with three assists, earning his third three-point night of the season.
  • Kane now has 21 points (8+13) in his last 21 games against the Hurricanes and eight points (2+6) in his last seven games overall.
  • The Sabres had three players with at least three points in the same game for the first time since Jan. 31, 2013 vs. Boston (Cody Hodgson, Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Hurricanes Ward W .902 3.86
Sabres Johnson O .853 4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes Ward 6-2-1 .906 3.06
Sabres Johnson 1-5-3 .880 3.76

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres Jake McCabe, Evander Kane and Jack Eichel

Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters

Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal

Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan

Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin

Post-Game Report: 11/24 vs. Edmonton

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(8-13-2)
0 0 1 1 30
Sabres
(6-13-4)
0 1 2 3 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have defeated the Oilers in three straight meetings for the first time since Buffalo won each of the six matchups between the teams from Jan. 16, 2006 to Jan. 3, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now 10-4-1 with a plus-19 goal differential (51-32) in their last 15 games against the Oilers.
  • Jacob Josefson’s goal tonight was his first as a member of the Sabres. He now has a point in consecutive games (1+1) after missing 15 games due to a lower-body injury.
  • Kyle Okposo, who scored an empty-net goal and earned an assist on Josefson’s goal, now has 12 points (7+5) in 11 career games against the Oilers.
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gave him goals in consecutive games and extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
  • Evander Kane recorded assist on Buffalo’s last two goals, extending his point streak to four games (2+3) for the second time this month.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen also assisted Buffalo’s second and third goals, giving him 10 points (2+8) in eight career games against Edmonton.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit L .933 2.07
Sabres Lehner W .967 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit 0-3-1 .881 3.31
Sabres Lehner 5-9-2 .907 2.94

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres Head Coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jacob Josefson

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Oilers forward Mark Letestu

Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit

Post-Game Report: 11/7 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(8-7-1)
0 1 0 1 25
Sabres
(5-8-2)
1 0 2 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres held the Capitals to 25 total shots and four shots in the first period, marking the season low for total shots by an opponent and tying the previous single-period low (3x, last: 11/4 at Dallas).
  • With his goal, Benoit Pouliot now has five goals and six points in his last seven games.
    • Pouliot earned his third game-winning goal of the season, tying for fourth-most in the NHL.
    • The Sabres are now 4-0-0 when Pouliot scores and 5-0-0 when he records a point.
  • Pouliot also has totaled five points (4+1) in his last five games against the Capitals.
  • With two goals tonight, Evander Kane is tied for sixth in the NHL with nine goals.
  • Taylor Fedun skated a career-high 20:59 tonight, topping his previous high (18:48, 1/15/16 at Carolina) by more than two minutes.
  • With a 24-save performance tonight, Robin Lehner improved to 2-1-1 in five appearances at home this season with a .956 save percentage and a 1.37 goals-against average.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals
Grubauer L .935 2.02
Sabres Lehner W .960 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer 0-4-1 .886 3.70
Sabres Lehner 4-5-1 .902 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Tom Wilson

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer