Tag Archives: Johan Larsson

SABRES INK LARSSON TO ONE-YEAR DEAL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 12, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract with an AAV of $1.55 million.

Larsson (5’11”, 202 lbs., 7/25/1992) recently completed his seventh NHL season and recorded 14 points (6+8) in 73 games. Larsson, who played one game for the Minnesota Wild before being traded to the Sabres in April 2013, has recorded 79 points (32+47) in 331 career NHL games. Seven of his 32 career goals have been game-winners and the Sabres are 20-7-4 all-time when Larsson scores.

Before coming to the NHL, Larsson was named Rookie of the Year in the Swedish Hockey League and was a member of the Brynäs IF team that captured the 2011-12 SHL championship. The Lau, Sweden native appeared in two IIHF World Junior Championships, including as team captain in 2012 when his team won the gold medal.  Larsson also won a gold medal with Team Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

SABRES QUALIFY SEVEN RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, C.J. Smith; defenseman Jake McCabe; goaltender Linus Ullmark.

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(21-14-4)
1 0 1 1 3 42
Sabres
(21-12-6)
1 1 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-4-3 at home this season and 11-3-6 in one-goal games.
  • Buffalo also fell to 8-6 in games that have been tied after regulation this season, including a 5-5 record in overtime.
  • With his assist on Marco Scandella’s goal, Sam Reinhart has matched his career high with his 30th assist of the season.
  • Johan Larsson’s goal tonight was his second career shorthanded tally and his first since Jan. 25, 2018 at Vancouver.
  • Scandella’s 10th career two-point night (1+1) tied his career high. His last was on Dec. 22, 2017 vs. Philadelphia (0+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .929 1.88
Sabres Hutton O .929 2.83
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 9-8-2 .912 2.67
Sabres Hutton 13-11-3 .916 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Bruins forward Sean Kuraly

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask

 

Post-Game Report: 3/5 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Maple Leafs
(39-22-7)
1 1 1 3 41
Sabres
(21-34-11)
2 2 1 5 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres are now 19-3-1 in their last 23 home games against the Maple Leafs and 70-27-8 at home against Toronto all-time.
  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres to 6-1-1 in their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Chad Johnson made 38 saves on 41 shots faced tonight, improving to 6-2-0 in his last nine appearances with a .933 save percentage and a 2.05 goals-against average in those contests.
  • With a power-play goal and an assist tonight, Sam Reinhart now has 23 points (9+14) in his last 22 games. He also now has 13 points (5+8) in his last 13 home games.
  • With two points (1+1), Jason Pominville now has 50 points (19+31) in 51 games against the Maple Leafs as a member of the Sabres.
  • With two assists, Rasmus Ristolainen now has six points (1+5) in his last six games.
  • Johan Larsson’s two-point night (1+1) gives him nine points (4+5) in eight career games against Toronto, including five points (3+2) in the last three meetings.
  • Ryan O’Reilly logged two points (1+1) tonight and now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 11 games and 21 points (8+13) in his last 16 home games. His four-game point streak (1+4) is tied as his longest streak of the season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen L .792 5.21
Sabres Johnson W .927 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Andersen 32-18-5 .919 2.78
Sabres Johnson 7-10-3 .898 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri

Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov

Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin

Post-Game Report: 2/17 vs. Los Angeles

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Kings
(31-22-5)
1 3 0 4 36
Sabres
(17-31-11)
0 0 2 2 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s loss snapped the Sabres’ eight-game home winning streak against the Kings.
  • It was the Kings’ first win in Buffalo since Feb. 21, 2003. They became the first team to win a road game in this series since the Sabres’ victory on Oct. 23, 2003 in Los Angeles.
  • The Sabres are now 14-2-1 in their last 17 home games against the Kings.
  • With his goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now has points in four straight home games (1+3) and 18 points (5+13) in his last 22 games overall.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Kings Quick W .943 2.00
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
L
ND
.867
1.000
6.04
0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Kings Quick 22-21-2 .920 2.51
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
12-22-8
4-9-3
.910
.888
2.95
3.48

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Kings head coach John Stevens

Kings forward Alex Iafallo

Kings forward Anze Kopitar

Kings forward Michael Amadio