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Post-Game Report: 2/16 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
0 1 1 2 22
0 2 3 5 36

Game Summary

Event Summary


Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 21-5-2 in their last 28 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres scored three unanswered goals in a span of 1:31 to seal tonight’s win. The last time Buffalo scored three goals in 1:31 or less was April 3, 1998 in a 5-4 win vs. Boston. Brian Holzinger, Matthew Barnaby and Vaclav Varada all scored within a span of 1:08.
  • With tonight’s goal, Jack Eichel (.824 G/GP vs. Toronto) surpassed Alex Ovechkin (.820) to become the active leader in goals per game against the Maple Leafs (min. 5 GP).
  • Eichel’s goal-scoring rate against the Maple Leafs currently ranks sixth among all players with at least 10 games played against Toronto in the expansion era:
    • Blaine Stoughton: .94
    • Mario Lemieux: .94
    • Wayne Gretzky: .87
    • Cam Neely: .84
    • Ulf Nilsson: .83
    • Jack Eichel: .82
  • Kyle Okposo’s goal tonight marked the 500th point of his NHL career.
  • Okposo has a goal in each of his two games against Toronto this season. He leads all Sabres with 24 career points against the Maple Leafs (8+16).
  • With his 79th career point tonight, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Ray Bourque for the second-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) for the most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin now has 14 points (2+12) in his last 15 games, including at least a point in each of his last four games (1+4).
  • With his goal, Johan Larsson finished the game with six goals and 15 points through 52 games this season, matching his goal total and surpassing his point total from his 73-game season in 2018-19. He is now four goals and two points from tying his career-best marks.
  • Colin Miller recorded two primary assists to earn his 21st career multi-point game.


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Maple Leafs Andersen L 5 36
Sabres Hutton W 2 22
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Andersen 24-11-6 .908 2.93
Sabres Hutton 11-9-4 .897 3.12


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen

Post-Game Report: 12/10 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
1 0 0 0 0 1 36
0 1 0 1 1 2 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 54-41 all-time in shootouts (4-0 this season), including a 7-4 all-time record against the Senators. Their 11 shootouts against the Senators tie their highest total against any team (5-6 vs. Boston).
  • On his first career shootout attempt, Zemgus Girgensons became the fourth Sabres player to record a game-deciding shootout goal this season (Moulson, Ennis, Hodgson).
  • With his goal tonight, Girgensons stretched his point streak to a career-best three games (2+1).
  • Miller is now 16-18-4 in his career against the Senators, with a .920 save percentage and a 2.62 goals against average. Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, he is 7-4-2 with a .940 save percentage and a 2.03 goals against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff

Senators head coach Paul MacLean

Senators forward Jason Spezza

Senators forward Kyle Turris

Senators defenseman Marc Methot

Senators goaltender Robin Lehner

Post-Game Report: 10/4 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
0 0 1 1 46
Sabres (0-2-0) 0 0 0 0 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Ryan Miller’s 45 saves tonight tied for second-most in his career and were the most he’s made since he stopped 48 of 50 shots on Jan. 8, 2010 in a 3-2 win vs. Toronto.
  • Thomas Vanek’s nine shots tonight tied his career high, set four times before (last: 1/20/13 vs. PHI).
  • The teams combined for 39 shots in the first period, two shy of the franchise record (41, 2/2/75 vs. Kansas City). According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 39 shots were the most by any two NHL teams in a scoreless period during the expansion era (1967-present).
  • Prior to tonight’s loss, the Sabres had gotten points in seven home games against the Senators, going 4-0-3 in that span. Their last regulation home loss to the Senators was on Oct. 22, 2010.

Player Audio

Thomas Vanek

Mikhail Grigorenko

Mike Weber

Erik Karlsson

Jason Spezza

Clarke MacArthur

Craig Anderson