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Post-Game Report: 11/16 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(8-11-1)
0 1 1 2 23
Sabres
(10-6-3)
0 2 2 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With a career-high four goals tonight, Jack Eichel became the Sabres’ first four-goal scorer since Thomas Vanek (April 10, 2010 at Ottawa).
    • Tonight was the 13th time a Sabre has scored at least four goals in a game.
    • Eichel is the seventh different player to score four in a game for the team, joining Rick Martin (4x), Dave Andreychuk (3x), Alexander Mogilny (2x), Lindy Ruff, Miroslav Satan and Thomas Vanek.
  • Eichel’s third goal marked his second career hat trick (last: 12/15/17 vs. Carolina) and the first hat trick by a Sabres player since Sam Reinhart’s on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.
  • Eichel recorded his seventh career multi-point game against Ottawa, including four in his last five games against the Senators.
    • He now has seven multi-point games this season, tying for 11th-most in the league at the conclusion of tonight’s game. His three multi-goal games tie for fifth-most in the NHL this season.
  • Eichel now has 23 points (9+14) in 15 career games against Ottawa. His 23points and 1.53 points per game against the Senators represent his best outputs against any NHL opponent.
  • Sam Reinhart assisted on Eichel’s first two goals and now has nine points (4+5) in his last eight games.
  • Reinhart has now recorded 16 points (6+10) in his last 15 games against the Senators, including 10 points (3+7) in eight home games.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded the primary assist on Eichel’s second goal to extend his point streak to four games (1+3). The streak matches his career high, which was set in the first four games of this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Senators
Anderson L 3 31
Sabres Ullmark W 2 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Anderson 3-7-0 .894 3.31
Sabres Ullmark 4-3-1 .915 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Rasmus Asplund

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Senators head coach D.J. Smith

Senators forward Tyler Ennis

Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson

Post-Game Report: 11/14 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Hurricanes
(11-7-1)
2 1 1 1 5 29
Sabres
(9-6-3)
1 1 2 0 4 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s goal, Jeff Skinner has scored in each of his four career games against his former club, totaling five goals and one assist in those contests.
  • Skinner’s plus-4 rating tonight tied a career high (previously: 3/30/11 vs. MTL and 10/20/18 at LAK).
  • Curtis Lazar, who made his Sabres debut tonight, scored on his first shot as a Sabre in the second period.
  • Lazar became the 56th player ever to score in his Sabres debut and the first since Kyle Okposo did so on Oct. 16, 2016 at Edmonton.
    • Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons are the only other current Sabres who have scored in their debuts.
  • Evan Rodrigues, who assisted on Skinner’s goal, now has three points (1+2) and a plus-3 rating in four games against the Hurricanes since the beginning of last season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin appeared in his 100th NHL game tonight. His 56 career points (10+46) trail only Phil Housley (30+64) for the most by a Sabres defenseman through his first 100 games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Hurricanes
Mrazek W 4 33
Sabres Hutton OTL 5 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes Mrazek 9-3-1 .904 2.62
Sabres Hutton 6-3-2 .913 2.62

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres defenseman Henri Jokiharju

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton

Post-Game Report: 10/28 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(7-3-1)
0 2 0 0 1 3 26
Sabres
(9-2-2)
2 0 0 0 0 2 44

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s shootout loss, the Sabres have finished the month of October with a 9-2-2 record. Their 20 points in the month fell one shy of tying the franchise record for the opening month of a season (21, October 2006).
  • Buffalo’s points percentage of .769 in October ranks as the fifth-best season-opening month in franchise history.
  • The Sabres fell to 5-0-1 at home this season, becoming the final team to lose a game on home ice in 2019-20. Their five consecutive home wins to open the season left them one win shy of tying the franchise-best mark of six set in 1975-76.
  • With their goals tonight, Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner share the team lead and are tied for seventh in the NHL with seven goals each this season.
  • Eichel’s goal moved him into a tie for the NHL lead with nine power-play points this season (4+5).
  • Skinner is now tied for second in the league with seven even-strength goals.
  • Skinner’s two-point night (1+1) gives him 10 points (5+5) in his last eight games against Arizona.
  • Sam Reinhart picked up an assist on Eichel’s goal and now has four points (2+2) in his last four games.
  • Marcus Johansson earned the primary assist on Skinner’s goal, giving him four assists in his last four games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Coyotes Kuemper W 2 26
Sabres Hutton OTL 2 44
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 5-3-0 .933 1.87
Sabres Hutton 6-1-1 .926 2.21

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Conor Garland

Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper

Post-Game Report: 10/22 vs. San Jose

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(3-5-1)
2 0 1 0 3 28
Sabres
(8-1-1)
0 2 1 1 4 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have improved to 8-1-1, matching their second-best record through 10 games in franchise history (1975-76 and 2009-10). The team’s best ever start was a 10-0-0 record to begin the 2006-07 season.
  • The Sabres earned their first home-and-home series sweep since they beat the Canadiens on Nov. 28 and 29, 2014.
  • The team’s 5-0-0 record through five home games ties Buffalo’s second-best start at home, matching the 1972-73 and 1984-85 seasons. The team’s record for most consecutive home wins to begin a season is six, set in the 1975-76 season.
  • With his sixth career overtime goal tonight, Jack Eichel tied Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek for the most in Sabres franchise history.
  • Eichel’s four-point output (2+2) gave him his seventh career outing with at least four points, tying Christian Ruuttu for 11th-most in franchise history. He’s now one away from tying Danny Gare and Miroslav Satan for ninth-most.
  • San Jose’s first goal of the night snapped Carter Hutton’s shutout streak at a career-best 134:22, surpassing his previous best of 130:51 (Feb. 16 to March 3, 2017).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 10th point of the season (1+9) with an assist tonight, making him the seventh unique Sabres defenseman to record at least 10 points in the team’s first 10 games of a season. He is the first to do so since Brian Campbell (1+10) in 2007-08.
  • Victor Olofsson recorded his ninth point of the season with an assist tonight. Rick Martin (1971-72), Phil Housley (1982-83) and Hannu Virta (1982-83) were the only rookies in Sabres history to tally more through the team’s first 10 games of a season.
  • With his goal tonight, Jeff Skinner now has a point in each of his four games against the Sharks since joining the Sabres (3+1).
  • Henri Jokiharju registered an assist on Skinner’s goal. He now has four assists in his last five games, including three assists in his last two contests.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Sharks Jones O 4 29
Sabres Hutton W 3 28
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 2-4-1 .894 3.46
Sabres Hutton 6-0-0 .943 1.65

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau

Sharks forward Logan Couture

Sabres defenseman Erik Karlsson

Post-Game Report: 10/14 vs. Dallas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(1-5-1)
0 0 0 0 25
Sabres
(5-0-1)
0 2 2 4 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win gives the Sabres wins in each of their first four home games of the season for the first time since 2006-07.
  • The Sabres have gone 5-0-1 through six games this season, earning 11 of 12 possible points. It’s the team’s best record through six games since they posted an identical 5-0-1 record through their first six games of the 2008-09 season.
  • Buffalo’s 4-0 win marked the largest winning margin the Sabres have recorded against the Stars franchise since a 6-2 win on March 9, 1988 at Minnesota.
    • It also marked the Sabres’ fourth-ever shutout against the Stars franchise and the first since a 5-0 win on Dec. 8, 1974 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
  • Carter Hutton’s shutout was the 12th of his career and his first as a member of the Sabres. He has now earned shutouts against 10 different NHL teams.
  • Hutton has now earned a win in five straight appearances dating back to last season.
  • With his fifth power-play goal of the season, Victor Olofsson became the first player in NHL history to score each of his first seven career goals with the man advantage.
  • Since he made his NHL debut on March 28, 2019 vs. Detroit, no NHL player has scored more power-play goals than Olofsson’s seven in 12 games played.
  • With their goals today, Jeff Skinner (4+1) and Marcus Johansson (3+2) each have five points in their last five games.
  • Henri Jokiharju earned an assist on Skinner’s goal to record his first point as a Buffalo Sabre.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Todays’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Stars Bishop L .818 4.00
Sabres Hutton W 1.000 0.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Stars Bishop 1-3-1 .895 2.78
Sabres Hutton 4-0-0 .931 1.74

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Stars head coach Jim Montgomery

Stars forward Alexander Radulov

Stars forward Jamie Benn

Stars forward Andrew Cogliano