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Post-Game Report: 2/15 vs. NY Rangers

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Rangers
(25-24-8)
2 1 3 6 29
Sabres
(28-22-7)
0 2 0 2 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jeff Skinner, who scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season tonight, is the first Sabres player with 35 or more goals since Thomas Vanek scored 40 during the 2008-09 season.
    • Skinner is the fifth player in to score at least 35 goals in his first season with the Sabres, joining Gilbert Perreault (38), Rick Martin (1971-72), Ray Sheppard (1987-88) and Pat LaFontaine (1991-92).
  • The game was Skinner’s eighth multi-goal game of the season, tying his previous career high (2016-17). He becomes the first Sabres player to record at least eight multi-goal games in a season since Vanek recorded 10 in 2008-09.
  • With his 19th and 20th goals at KeyBank Center this season, Skinner became the first player to score 20 goals at home for the Sabres since Derek Roy’s 20 in the 2007-08 season.
  • Skinner totaled eight points (5+3) during the team’s seven-game homestand that ended tonight.
  • Sam Reinhart, who recorded an assist tonight, has tied his career high with 50 points this season (13+37).
  • Reinhart now has six points (2+4) in six games against the Rangers since the beginning of last season.
  • Jason Pominville recorded his 300th assist as a member of the Sabres, the eighth-highest total in franchise history. He trails Don Luce by 10 for seventh-most.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Rangers
Georgiev W .939 2.03
Sabres Ullmark L .821 5.27

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Rangers Georgiev 9-9-0 .907 3.05
Sabres Ullmark 13-6-4 .910 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Rangers head coach David Quinn

Rangers forward Vladislav Namestnikov

Rangers forward Mike Zibanejad

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal

Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Hurricanes
(27-21-6)
1 1 3 1 6 30
Sabres
(26-20-7)
0 2 3 0 5 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jason Pominville’s goal tonight moved him into sole possession of eighth-most points in franchise history with 512 points (213+299), passing Mike Foligno.
  • With tonight’s goal, his eighth of the season, Evan Rodrigues has established a new career high in goals. Rodrigues now has seven points (6+1) in his last eight games.
  • Jeff Skinner scored twice tonight and now has three goals in two games against his former team. His 33 goals through 53 games this season tie as the second-best total of his career and rank him second in the NHL in 2018-19.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist on Skinner’s second goal was his 40th of the season, a new career high. He’s the first Sabres player to record 40 assists in a season since Pominville totaled 43 in the 2011-12 season.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two assists tonight, giving him eight assists in his last eight contests.
  • Casey Mittelstadt’s assist tonight gives him assists in three straight games and six points (1+5) in his last eight games.
  • With his assist tonight, Conor Sheary has recorded an assist in five of his last six home games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Hurricanes McElhinney W .872 4.73
Sabres Ullmark O .800 5.75

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes McElhinney 13-6-1 .915 2.50
Sabres Ullmark 11-5-4 .909 3.06

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour

Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney

Post-Game Report: 1/3 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(17-6-6)
0 1 2 3 38
Sabres
(22-13-6)
2 0 2 4 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 8-4-3 against the Atlantic Division this season, including a 5-2-2 record at home. The team also improved to 13-5-3 at home this season.
  • The Sabres are now 12-3-6 in one-goal games so far this season. Buffalo last won more than half of its one-goal games in a season in 2011-12 (21-9-11).
  • Jeff Skinner’s first goal of the night was his 27th goal of the season, moving him into sole possession of second place in the NHL in goals this season. His second goal was his seventh game-winner of the season, tying him for the NHL lead.
    • Skinner now has 10 points (8+2) in his last eight games against the Panthers.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded his third consecutive two-point game (1+1) against the Panthers. He now has points in each of the last six meetings between the clubs, totaling nine points (4+5) in those contests.
    • With 17 points (9+8) in 16 career games against Florida, Reinhart has more points per game against the Panthers than any other team.
    • Reinhart’s assist on Skinner’s first goal was his 31st of the 2018-19 season, establishing a new career high in his 41st game of the season.
    • Buffalo improved to 17-5-4 this season when Reinhart records at least one point and 28-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo L .879 4.18
Sabres Ullmark W .921 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo 8-8-1 .896 3.24
Sabres Ullmark 9-1-3 .922 2.74

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Panthers head coach Bob Boughner

Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov

Panthers forward Mike Hoffman

Post-Game Report: 12/22 vs. Anaheim

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(19-14-5)
0 0 0 0 40
Sabres
(21-11-5)
1 0 2 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 9-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season, including a 6-0-1 record at home, and earned their first season sweep of the Ducks since the 2011-12 season.
  • Buffalo is now 12-4-2 (.722) at home this season. The .722 points percentage puts the Sabres on pace for their eighth-best home record in franchise history and the best since the 1982-83 season (25-7-8, .725).
  • Linus Ullmark made 40 saves to record his second career shutout and second of the season. He became the first Sabres goaltender to record a 40-plus save shutout since Chad Johnson (44 saves) on Dec. 17, 2015 vs. Anaheim.
    • Ullmark finished the game ranked 10th in the NHL among qualifying goaltenders (min. 12 GP) with a .922 save percentage.
  • The Sabres have now shut out the Ducks eight times in the 38 all-time games between the clubs (Dominik Hasek-3, Martin Biron-2, Chad Johnson-1, Ryan Miller-1, Linus Ullmark-1). This amounts to one shutout for every 4.75 meetings, the Sabres’ highest shutout-to-games ratio against any NHL team. The next highest current ratio is 10 games per shutout (Columbus, three shutouts in 30 games).
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s goal tonight was his 20th point of the season (4+16). His 20 points in 37 games are already the 10th-most ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday.
    • According to NHL PR, only three 18-year-old defensemen in NHL history have reached the 20-point mark faster than Dahlin’s 37 games: Phil Housley (28 GP), Ray Bourque (30 GP) and Aaron Ekblad (34 GP).
    • Phil Housley holds the record with 57 points (17+40) before turning 19 in 1982-83 with the Sabres.
  • With two assists tonight, Jack Eichel has tied his career high with 18 multi-point games this season. He is now tied with Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon for the league lead.
  • Sam Reinhart also recorded two assists and now has a career-best 12 on the season. The Sabres are now 16-4-3 this season when he records a point and 27-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.
  • With his assist on Dahlin’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now has points in three straight games (1+2) and 12 points (2+10) in his last 12 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Ducks Gibson L .938 2.01
Sabres Ullmark W 1.000 0.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Ducks Gibson 15-11-4 .926 2.52
Sabres Ullmark 8-1-3 .922 2.71

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf

Ducks defenseman Josh Manson

Post-Game Report: 12/18 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(13-13-6)
0 1 4 5 36
Sabres
(20-10-5)
1 1 0 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With two points (1+1) tonight, Jeff Skinner has extended his point streak to seven games (5+4). In his last seven games against the Panthers, Skinner has eight points (6+2).
  • Skinner’s goal was his 25th of the campaign in the team’s 35th game of the season. According to the NHL, Alexander Mogilny (34th team game in 1992-93) is the only player in Sabres history to score 25 before the team’s 35th game of the season.
    • Before Skinner tonight, three other Sabres had scored their 25th goal in the team’s 35th game of the season: Rick Martin (1973-74), Gilbert Perreault (1977-78) and Thomas Vanek (2008-09).
  • Sam Reinhart’s assists tonight extended his point streak to 11 games (5+13). It’s the second-longest active streak in the NHL this season and the Sabres’ longest since Jack Eichel’s 11-game streak from Feb. 14 to March 7, 2017.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist extended his point streak to seven games (9+5).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s goal gave him 11 points (2+9) in his last 11 home games.
  • Alexander Barkov’s power-play goal ended the Sabres’ penalty killing streak at 20 consecutive kills. It was the team’s best such streak since they killed 23 in a row from Jan. 10 to 25, 2016.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo W .938 2.01
Sabres Hutton L .886 4.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo 7-5-1 .906 2.95
Sabres Hutton 13-9-2 .917 2.61

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Panthers head coach Bob Boughner

Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov

Panthers forward Frank Vatrano