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Post-Game Report: 11/3 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(5-6-2)
0 1 1 2 29
Sabres
(7-5-2)
3 4 2 9 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres scored nine goals in a game for the first time since Jan 27, 2009 at Edmonton (10-2 win).
    • The last time Buffalo scored nine goals in a home game was Jan. 18, 2008 vs. Atlanta (10-1 win).
  • Jason Pominville’s three-point game (2+1) today has extended his point streak to seven games, which is tied for the eighth-longest active streak in the NHL. During his streak, Pominville has 13 points (7+6).
    • The streak is Pominville’s longest streak since he posted points in seven straight from March 9 to 20, 2014.
    • Since the streak began on Oct. 20, Pominville is tied with linemate Jeff Skinner (8+5) for the NHL lead in points. Eichel (1+11) ranks third in the league during that span.
  • In his 10 games since Oct. 13, Skinner is tied for second in the NHL in goals (9) and points (16). This marks the best 10-game stretch of his career.
  • Skinner’s nine goals so far this season tie him with Miroslav Satan in 1997-98 for the fourth-most goals in a Sabres player’s first 14 games with the team.
    • The three players who have scored more goals through their first 14 career games with the franchise: Rick Vaive in 1988-89 (12), Richard Martin in 1971-72 (10) and Wilf Paiement in 1986-87 (10)
  • Conor Sheary (0+2) recorded his 100th career point with his second assist of the game.
  • With his two assists today, Sam Reinhart has five points (1+4) in his last four games against the Senators.
  • Linus Ullmark made 27 saves to improve to 3-0-1 on the season with a .934 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
L
ND
.700
.806
12.49
7.90
Sabres Ullmark W .931 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
5-4-2
0-0-0
.909
.806
3.54
7.90
Sabres Ullmark 3-0-1 .934 2.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Senators head coach Guy Boucher

Senators forward Mark Stone

Senators forward Magnus Paajarvi

Senators defenseman Cody Ceci

Post-Game Report: 10/30 vs. Calgary

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flames
(7-5-1)
0 0 1 1 2 38
Sabres
(6-4-2)
1 0 0 0 1 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s overtime loss extended the Sabres’ point streak to five games (3-0-2) for the first time since the team had points in nine straight games (7-0-2) from March 10 to 27, 2012.
  • The Sabres finished October with a 6-4-2 record (.583). It was the team’s best opening month since the 2011-12 season (6-4-0) and the team’s best full month since March 2016 (7-4-4).
  • With his goal, Jack Eichel has scored in three straight matchups with the Flames and has recorded 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 games overall.
  • Jason Pominville’s assist on Eichel’s goal was his 500th point as a member of the Sabres. Pominville is now tied with Danny Gare for the ninth-most points in franchise history.
    • Pominville’s assist also extended his point streak to five games (4+5), marking his first five-game point streak since Feb. 4 to 12, 2017.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flames Rittich W .966 0.98
Sabres Hutton O .947 1.91

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flames Rittich 3-1-0 .939 2.08
Sabres Hutton 4-4-1 .910 2.94

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Flames head coach Bill Peters

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau

Flames defenseman Mark Giordano

Flames goaltender David Rittich

Post-Game Report: 10/25 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(5-2-2)
1 1 1 3 22
Sabres
(6-4-0)
1 1 2 4 42

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres erased three separate deficits to win tonight. It was the first time Buffalo has accomplished this feat since Jan. 24, 2017, in a 5-4 win at Nashville.
  • The Sabres have had each of their last 23 games settled in regulation, dating back to March 15 vs. Toronto. It’s the team’s longest stretch of games that were not tied after 60 minutes since they played 30 in a row from Nov. 10, 1979 to Jan. 16, 1980.
  • Jason Pominville scored two goals tonight, recording his 27th career multi-goal game and his first since Oct. 12, 2017 at San Jose.
  • Pominville’s second goal was his 497th point as a member of the Sabres, tying Thomas Vanek to rank 10th in franchise history.
    • The goal also tied Pominville with Dale Hawerchuk for 14th on the team’s all-time leader board in power-play goals (48).
  • Jake McCabe notched two assists tonight and now has five points (1+4) in his last five games, marking the best five-game stretch of his career.
  • With three assists, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to five games (4+4).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi L .905 4.06
Sabres Hutton W .864 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 2-1-0 .898 3.26
Sabres Hutton 4-4-0 .905 3.07

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Max Domi

Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn

Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi

Post-Game Report: 10/8 vs. Vegas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Golden Knights
(1-2-0)
0 1 1 2 37
Sabres
(2-1-0)
1 3 0 4 17

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 1-0-2 against the Golden Knights all-time.
  • Carter Hutton stopped 35 shots today to improve to 2-0-0 against Vegas with a .957 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average in those games.
  • With his goals today, Jack Eichel now has tallies in consecutive contests and four points (3+1) in three games this season.
    • Dating back to last season, Eichel has 14 points (6+8) in his last 10 games.
  • The game was Eichel’s 16th career multi-goal game. The Sabres are 12-3-1 in those games.
  • Sam Reinhart and Conor Sheary recorded the assists on Eichel’s second goal. Reinhart now has an assist in consecutive games and Sheary has three points (2+1) in his last two contests.
  • With his goal today, Jason Pominville now has three points (1+2) in three career games against Vegas.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Golden Knights
Fleury L .765 4.13
Sabres Hutton W .946 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Golden Knights Fleury 1-2-0 .841 3.93
Sabres Hutton 2-1-0 .943 2.06

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty

Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault

Golden knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury

2017-18 Season Recap

2017-18-Season Wrap-Up (PDF)

Top Team Notes:

  • The Sabres tied for sixth in the league with nine shorthanded goals in 2017-18, the team’s highest total since 2005-06 (10).
  • With consecutive wins in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver from Jan. 22 to 25, the Sabres swept a Western Canada road trip for the first time since March 1998.
  • Robin Lehner and Chad Johnson combined to keep the Sabres’ opponents scoreless for 199:19 during the team’s games from Jan. 22 to Jan. 30, marking the team’s longest shutout streak since the franchise-record 226:24 set from Jan. 16 to 25, 2003.
  • The Sabres finished the season with three 50-point players (Eichel/O’Reilly/Reinhart) for the first time since the 2011-12 season (Pominville/Vanek/Stafford).
  • Jack Eichel (21 years old) and Sam Reinhart (22 years old) became the first pair of 25-goal scorers under 23 years of age for the Sabres since Alexander Mogilny and Donald Audette each topped 25 as 22-year-olds in the 1991-92 season.

Top Player Notes:

Jack Eichel

  • Jack Eichel became the ninth unique player in franchise history to lead the team or tie for the team lead in goals, assists and points. He was the first to do so since 2012-13 (Thomas Vanek) and at 21 years of age, he was the youngest player to do so since Pierre Turgeon in 1989-90.
    • Four players have led (or tied to lead) the Sabres in all three categories twice in their careers: Gilbert Perreault (1976-77 and 1977-78), Pierre Turgeon (1988-89 and 1989-90), Miroslav Satan (2001-02 and 2002-03) and Thomas Vanek (2010-11 and 2012-13).
  • With his 25th goal of the season on March 29 vs. Detroit,  Eichel became the first Sabre aged 21 or younger to reach the 25-goal mark since Pierre Turgeon did so in the 1990-91 season.
  • Eichel became just the fourth player in franchise history to score 20 or more goals in each of his first three NHL seasons, joining Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek.
  • Eichel joined Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Phil Housley and Christian Ruuttu as the only Sabres to record at least 50 points in each of their first three NHL seasons.
  • Eichel set a new career high with .96 points per game this season. It was the team’s highest points-per-game mark among players with at least 10 games played since Thomas Vanek logged 1.08 points per game in 38 games in 2012-13.
    • His .58 assist per game game ranked as the team’s best rate (min. 10 games) since Derek Roy had .71 assists per game in 35 games in 2010-11.
  • Eichel finished the season ranked ninth in the league with 1.09 points per game on the road (38 points in 35 games). It was the highest road scoring rate by a Sabre since Thomas Vanek recorded 23 points in 20 road games (1.15) in 2012-13 and the highest in a full season since Daniel Briere recorded 48 points in 39 road games (1.23) in 2006-07.
  • Of Eichel’s 64 points this season, 27 were goals or primary assists recorded during 5-on-5 play (excludes 6-on-5 situations). This topped his previous career-best total from his 81-game rookie season (24) by three in 14 fewer games.
  • Eichel’s five assists on March 31 at Nashville tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most assists in a game. Eichel joined Gilbert Perreault (3x), Pat LaFontaine (3x) and Dale Hawerchuk as the only players in Sabres history to accomplish this feat.
  • Despite missing 15 games with a high-ankle sprain, Eichel has topped his previous personal bests in goals (24), assists (33) and points (57) on the strength of improved production at even strength.

Jack Eichel’s Production by Season

Season

GP

G

A

PTS

ES G

ES A

ES P

2015-16

81

24

32

56

16

19

35

2016-17

61

24

33

57

14

19

33

2017-18

67

25

39

64

22

20

42

Robin Lehner

  • Robin Lehner logged a career-best three shutouts this season, bringing his career total to eight. Lehner’s six shutouts as a member of the Sabres rank him eighth in franchise history.

Ryan O’Reilly

  • Ryan O’Reilly led the league and set a career high with a faceoff win percentage of 60.0 percent. It was the best season by a Sabres center since the league began publishing faceoff percentage in 1997-98:
    • Ryan O’Reilly – 60.0% (2017-18)
    • Paul Gaustad – 59.8% (2010-11)
    • Chris Gratton – 58.9% (2002-03)
    • Chris Drury – 58.8% (2006-07)
    • Ryan O’Reilly – 58.0% (2016-17)
  • O’Reilly also led the NHL in faceoffs won, edging Rod Brind’Amour (1,268 in 2005-06) to set an NHL record for the most by any NHL player in a season. His 954 wins at even strength shattered the previous single-season record (Brind’Amour, 870 in 2001-02).
    • His 29 faceoff wins on Feb. 11 vs. Colorado set a single-game franchise record and tied as the sixth most wins by a player since the league began tracking faceoff stats in the 1997-98 season.
  • O’Reilly  became just the third player ever to win at least 1,000 faceoffs in a season while maintaining a faceoff percentage of at least 59 percent, joining Brind’Amour (five times) and Patrice Bergeron (two times).

Jason Pominville

  • Pominville moved up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard to rank 12th in regular-season games played (660), eighth in assists (289) and 11th in points (490).

Sam Reinhart

  • Sam Reinhart totaled 37 points (18+19) in his last 38 games of the season. His has 20 goals in 43 games in 2018 tied him for 12th-most in the league from Jan. 1 onward.

Rasmus Ristolainen

  • At 26:29, Rasmus Ristolainen averaged the most ice time per game of his career, edging last year’s total by six seconds per game. It was the highest average ice time by a Sabres skater in a full season with the team since Alexei Zhitnik (26:33) in 2002-03.

Marco Scandella

  • Marco Scandella recorded 17 assists this season, topping his previous career high (16) set in the 2015-16 season. He finished one point shy of his career-best 23 points.

End-Of-Season Press Conferences
General Manager Jason Botterill
Head Coach Phil Housley

Locker Room Clean-Out Interviews
Victor Antipin
Zach Bogosian

Jack Eichel

Josh Gorges
Chad Johnson
Jake McCabe

Casey Mittelstadt
Kyle Okposo
Ryan O’Reilly

Jason Pominville
Sam Reinhart
Rasmus Ristolainen
Evan Rodrigues
Scott Wilson

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres ranked in the top 10)

  • Eichel: 3.67 S/GP (7th)
  • O’Reilly: 1,274 FOW (1st), 60.0% FO% (1st), 2,124 FO (1st), 15 PPG (T-3rd), 4 SHP (T-6th)
  • Ristolainen: 26:29 TOI/GP (4th)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 2-6-2 (6), 18/31, 2/32, 24/32
31-40: 3-4-3 (9), 24/33, 3/25, 23/28
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 27/31, 10/33, 15/26
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 28/32, 6/24, 32/38
61-70: 5-4-1 (11), 24/31, 6/32, 20/25
71-80: 3-7-0 (6), 24/40, 9/36, 16/24
81-82: 0-2-0 (0), 8/11, 3/8, 5/6

OVERTIME RESULTS (5-10; 113-121 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron, 3:52)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly, 2:59)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty, 3:08)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary, 0:16)
Dec. 8 at CHI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Forsling, 4:55)
Dec. 10 at STL: L, 3-2 (GWG-Tarasenko, 4:24)
Dec. 15 vs. CAR: L, 5-4 (GWG-Slavin,2:15)
Dec. 27 at NYI: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barzal, 1:08)
Dec. 29 at NJD: W, 4-3 (GWG-Ristolainen, 2:37)
Jan. 1 vs. NYR: L, 3-2 (GWG-Miller, 2:43)
Jan. 22 at CGY: W, 2-1 (GWG-Eichel, 1:30)
Feb. 6 vs. ANA: L, 4-3 (GWG-Henrique, 1:36)
Feb. 15 at OTT: L, 3-2 (GWG-Hoffman,1:13)
Feb. 22 at DET: W, 3-2 (GWG-Scandella, 4:59)
Feb. 28 at TBL: W, 2-1 (GWG-Pominville, 1:26)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (1-2; 70-66 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)
March 8 at OTT: W, 4-3 (GDG-Josefson)
March 10 vs. VGK: L, 2-1 (GDG-Haula)