Tag Archives: Jaroslav Halak

Post-Game Report: 10/4 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
2 1 1 4 26
0 0 0 0 32

Game Summary

Event Summary


Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 24-19-5 all-time in season-openers and 17-10-5 when opening at home.
  • Jack Eichel made his debut as the Sabres’ captain. At 21 years of age, Eichel became the youngest captain in Sabres history, passing Jim Schoenfeld, who served as the team’s captain as a 23-year-old in the 1975-76 season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin (18 years, 175 days) became the second-youngest player ever to appear in a game with the Sabres, behind only fellow No. 1 pick Pierre Turgeon (18 years, 41 days on Oct. 8, 1987 vs. Minnesota).
  • Seven players made their Sabres regular-season debuts tonight: Patrik Berglund, Rasmus Dahlin, Carter Hutton, Conor Sheary, Jeff Skinner, Vladimir Sobotka and Tage Thompson
    • It marked the second-most new players the Sabres have ever dressed in a season-opener, trailing only the nine players who made their Sabres debuts on Oct. 10, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay (Carlo Colaiacovo, Jack Eichel, Cody Franson, Chad Johnson, Evander Kane, David Legwand, Robin Lehner, Jamie McGinn and Ryan O’Reilly).


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Halak W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Hutton L .880 3.26


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Halak 1-0-0 .960 1.30
Sabres Hutton 0-1-0 .880 3.26


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Anders Bjork

Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak


BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 5, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla from the Washington Capitals in exchange for goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Neuvirth (6’1”, 209 lbs., 3/23/88), who was selected by the Capitals in the second round (34th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, joins the Sabres after appearing in 13 games in 2013-14, posting a 4-6-2 record, a .914 save percentage and a 2.82 goals against average.

A native of Ústí Nad Labem, Czech Republic, Neuvirth spent the first six seasons of his NHL career in Washington. In that time, he has appeared in 134 NHL games, compiling a 59-41-13 record with seven shutouts, a .910 save percentage and a 2.67 goals against average. He backstopped the Capitals to a 4-5-1 record in the 2011 NHL Playoffs, posting a .912 save percentage and a 2.34 goals against average.

Klesla (6’3”, 215 lbs., 3/21/82) was acquired by the Capitals earlier today from the Phoenix Coyotes. In his 13th NHL season, the defenseman from Novy Jicin, Czech Republic has appeared in 25 games for the Coyotes, recording four points (1+3) and 24 penalty minutes. In 659 career games with the Coyotes and Blue Jackets, Klesla has totaled 159 points (48+111) and 620 penalty minutes.


Buffalo also receives prospect William Carrier in exchange for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 28, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott

Halak (5’10”, 186 lbs., 5/13/85), whose four shutouts this season have him tied for second-best in the NHL, played four seasons with the Blues after being acquired through a trade with the Montreal Canadiens following the 2009-10 season. In 2013-14, Halak has played 40 games for the Blues, earning a 24-9-4 record with a .917 SV% and 2.23 GAA.

Through his eight NHL seasons in Montreal and St. Louis, Halak has played in 260 games, earning a 139-81-26 record with a .917 SV% and 2.38 GAA. Halak’s career shootout save percentage of .711 ranks ninth among active goaltenders with at least 25 career shootouts. The Bratislava, Slovakia native was awarded a share the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2011-12 for achieving the league’s lowest goals-against average (1.97).

Stewart (6’2”, 231 lbs., 10/30/87) played in parts of four seasons with the Blues, appearing in 58 games this season and tallying 26 points (15+11). In 2012-13, he led the Blues with 18 goals and 36 points. A first-round pick (18th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 NHL Draft, Stewart played parts of three seasons in the Avalanche organization before being traded to the Blues in 2010. In six NHL seasons, the Toronto native has amassed 228 points (115+113) in 377 games played.

Carrier (6’1”, 196 lbs., 12/20/94) was selected by the Blues in the second round (57th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The LaSalle, Quebec native has 56 points (17+39) in 59 games spent with Drummondville and Cape Breton in 2013-14, his fourth QMJHL season.

Post-Game Report: 11/19 vs. STL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Blues (14-3-3) 2  1 1  4 31
Sabres (5-17-1) 1 0 0 1 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tyler Ennis’ goal 10 seconds into the game was the quickest Sabres goal to start a game since since Drew Stafford scored 10 seconds in on Jan. 27, 2009 at EDM (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • With Brendan Morrow’s goal at 1:09 of the first period, the goals were the quickest by two teams since the Flyers and Islanders both scored in the first 37 seconds on Nov. 23, 2011 (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Both teams scored in the first 1:09 of a Sabres game for the first time since the Sabres and Blues each scored in the first 1:02 on Feb. 2, 1989 (via Elias Sports Bureau).
  • Tyler Ennis has now scored in consecutive games for the first time since March 19-21, 2013.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Blues forward Brendan Morrow

Blues forward Chris Stewart

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak