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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

Post-Game Report: 12/11 vs. Los Angeles

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Kings
(11-19-2)
1 2 0 0 3 29
Sabres
(18-9-4)
1 0 2 1 4 47

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres’ record to 6-7-2 when trailing after two periods this season. Their .400 winning percentage in these games ranks second in the league and their six wins tie for the league lead.
  • Jack Eichel’s goal extended his goal streak to three games (5+1), his longest goal streak since March 3 to 7, 2016.
  • Jeff Skinner’s game-winner was his third overtime goal of the season and the fifth of his career. His three overtime goals tie Dylan Larkin for the league lead this season.
  • Skinner now has six goals in his last three games against the Kings.
  • With their goals tonight, Zemgus Girgensons and Johan Larsson each have a goal and an assist against Los Angeles this season.
  • Sam Reinhart, who assisted on Eichel’s goal, extended his career-best point streak to seven games (5+5).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s assists tonight give him 11 points (1+10) in his last 11 games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Kings Petersen O .915 3.90
Sabres Ullmark W .897 2.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Kings
Petersen 4-4-1 .927 2.57
Sabres Ullmark 6-1-3 .912 3.03

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Kings head coach Willie Desjardins

Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin

Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen

Post-Game Report: 11/27 vs. San Jose

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(12-8-5)
0 0 2 0 2 38
Sabres
(17-6-2)
0 1 1 1 3 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With their 10th win in a row, the Sabres have matched their franchise record for consecutive wins in a season. The record was originally set in January 1984 and tied in October 2006.
    • In addition to the three official 10-game winning streaks, the Sabres have twice won at least 10 consecutive regular-season games during streaks that spanned two seasons: 15 games (April 8 to Oct. 26, 2006) and 11 games (April 1 to Oct. 26, 1975).
  • The Sabres now have points in 10 straight games for the first time since they recorded points in 11 straight from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18, 2010 (8-0-3).
  • Buffalo has won six straight home games for the first time since Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
  • The Sabres are now 10-0-2 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). The team’s current .833 winning percentage in one-goal games would top the franchise record of .714 (10-4-0) set in the 1977-78 season.
  • Jeff Skinner’s 19th goal of the season tied him for the league lead. He is on pace for 65 goals this season, which would be the second-highest goal total in Sabres history, trailing only Alexander Mogilny (76) in 1992-93.
  • With his goal tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has five points (1+4) in his last five games.
  • Tage Thompson, who registered an assist on Ristolainen’s goal, now has four points (3+1) in his last five games.
  • Kyle Okposo recorded the secondary assist on Ristolainen’s goal and now has 15 points (5+10) in 14 career games against San Jose.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Sharks Jones O .933 1.95
Sabres Hutton W .947 1.95

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 9-5-3 .894 2.94
Sabres Hutton 12-6-1 .920 2.50

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Evander Kane

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns

Sharks goaltender Martin Jones

Post-Game Report: 11/23 vs. Montreal

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canadiens
(11-7-5)
0 1 1 0 2 33
Sabres
(15-6-2)
1 0 1 1 3 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres are now on their first eight-game winning streak since the team won its first 10 games of the 2006-07 season. Their 9-1-0 record in their last 10 games is also their best 10-game stretch in a season since the beginning of the 2006-07 season.
  • Buffalo now has points in eight straight games for the first time since they had points in nine in a row (7-0-2) from March 10 to 27, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now on their first five-game home winning streak since they won seven in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014. The team’s 8-2-1 record at home this season puts them on pace for its best home record since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8).
  • The win gives the Sabres their first four-game winning streak against divisional opponents since Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2014.
  • The Sabres have won all three of their matchups with the Canadiens this season and are now on their first three-game winning streak against Montreal since the Nov. 28, 2014 to Feb. 3, 2015.
  • Jeff Skinner scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season and finished the game tied with David Pastrnak for the league lead this season.
  • With his goal today, Casey Mittelstadt now has a point in each of his three games against the Canadiens this season (1+2).
  • Conor Sheary’s assist on Mittelstadt’s goal has extended his point streak against Montreal to four games (2+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi O .925 2.85
Sabres Hutton W .939 1.90
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canadiens Niemi 4-2-1 .893 3.61
Sabres Hutton 11-6-1 .919 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien

Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw

Canadiens defenseman Brett Kulak

Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn