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Post-Game Report: 10/5 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(0-1-1)
0 1 1 2 20
Sabres
(2-0-0)
2 3 2 7 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres’ seven goals tonight are the second-most they’ve scored in a home opener, trailing only their 9-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Oct. 10, 1974.
  • With a win tonight, Ralph Krueger became the fourth Sabres head coach to earn wins in his first two games as the team’s head coach, joining Marcel Pronovost (Oct. 13-15, 1977), Scotty Bowman (Oct. 11-13, 1979) and Jim Roberts (Dec. 9-12, 1981).
  • Victor Olofsson scored two power-play goals against the Devils, marking the first multi-goal game of his career and giving him points in each of the Sabres’ first two games (2+1).
  • The Sabres’ three power-play goals are the most they’ve scored in a single game since March 31, 2018 at Nashville, in a 7-4 victory where they tallied four goals with an extra attacker.
  • With two points each tonight, Rasmus Dahlin (1+2) and Sam Reinhart (2+1) have both recorded three points in the team’s first two games of the season.
  • Marcus Johansson recorded the primary assist on Jeff Skinner’s second-period goal, marking his first point as a Sabre.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils
Blackwood L .806 7.00
Sabres Hutton W .900 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Blackwood 0-1-0 .800 6.59
Sabres Hutton 2-0-0 .939 1.50

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils forward Kyle Palmieri

Devils forward Travis Zajac

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Post-Game Report: 1/8 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(16-19-7)
1 0 0 1 21
Sabres
(23-14-6)
0 5 0 5 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The five-goal second period was Buffalo’s most prolific period at home since the Sabres scored five goals in the third period to earn a 5-1 win vs. Carolina on Nov. 28, 2009.
  • The Sabres had 14 players record a point in the second period. It tied the Sabres’ franchise record for most players with a point in a single period. The other instances were on Nov. 2, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay and Oct. 21, 2009 at Florida.
  • With the win, Buffalo improved to 14-5-3 at KeyBank Center this season.
  • C.J. Smith and Lawrence Pilut each scored their first NHL goals tonight. The game was the sixth time in franchise history in which two Sabres have recorded their first NHL goals in the same contest.
    • The last such game was April 6, 2018, when Casey Mittelstadt and Alexander Nylander each scored their first career goals at Tampa Bay.
    • Including tonight, four of the six instances saw players score their first NHL goals in the same period.
  • Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight was his 29th of the season and 23rd at even strength, giving him sole possession of the NHL lead in even-strength tallies.
    • Skinner now has six points (4+2) in his last six games against New Jersey.
  • Jake McCabe’s goal was the first shorthanded point of his career and gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Devils (2+1).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid L .848 5.01
Sabres Hutton W .952 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid 13-12-6 .898 3.07
Sabres Hutton 14-12-3 .918 2.57

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward C.J. Smith

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy

Post-Game Report: 1/30 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Devils
(25-16-8)
0 2 1 3 28
Sabres
(14-27-9)
0 0 1 1 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • New Jersey’s first goal brought Robin Lehner’s shutout streak to an end at a career-best 145:15. His previous best streak was 126:59 (Feb. 16 to 21, 2016).
  • The goal also stopped the team’s shutout streak at 199:19. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the streak was Buffalo’s longest since the team’s franchise-record streak of 226:24 set from Jan. 16 to 25, 2003.
  • With his assist on Jake McCabe’s goal, Ryan O’Reilly now has nine points (4+5) in his last nine games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid W .964 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .926 2.05

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Kinkaid 8-4-2 .897 3.11
Sabres Lehner 11-19-6 .912 2.85

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils forward Taylor Hall

Devils defenseman Andy Greene

Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid

Post-Game Report: 10/9 vs. New Jersey

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(2-0-0)
2 4 0 6 31
Sabres
(0-2-1)
0 1 1 2 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With two goals, Evander Kane has six points (4+2) in his first three games this season, including at least a point in all three games.
  • Kane finished the game tied for second in the NHL in goals (4), tied for third in points (6) and leading the league in shots on goal (26).
  • With today’s loss, the Sabres have gone winless in five straight games against the Devils for the first time since the team went 0-2-3 at home against New Jersey from Feb. 12, 2002 to Dec. 19, 2003

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Devils Schneider W .920 2.00
Sabres Johnson
Lehner
L
ND
.727
1.000
5.91
0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Devils Schneider 2-0-0 .955 1.50
Sabres Johnson
Lehner
0-1-0
0-1-1
.816
.908
5.91
3.22

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Devils head coach John Hynes

Devils forward Marcus Johansson

Devils forward Jesper Bratt

Devils goaltender Cory Schneider

Post-Game Report: 11/11 vs. NJD

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Devils
(7-3-3)
0 0 1 1 2 43
Sabres
(5-5-4)
1 0 0 0 1 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres dropped the first game of a home-and-home series with the Devils that continues tomorrow night in New Jersey.
    • Buffalo is now 90-45-24 all-time in the home portion of home-and-home series and 70-59-30 in the first game.
  • The road team has now won each of the last five games between the Sabres and Devils. Prior to that stretch, the home team had won eight in a row.
  • Eleven of the last 23 games between the Sabres and Devils have been settled in overtime or a shootout, including eight of the last 15.
  • Buffalo killed off all six New Jersey power plays, improving to 16-for-16 on the penalty kill at home this season.
  • With the overtime loss, Anders Nilsson is 4-1-1 in seven career appearances against the Devils, with a .953 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average.
    • New Jersey’s first goal brought Nilsson’s shutout streak to an end at 119:46. His career-best streak is 131:08 (12/2/2015 to 12/11/2015) and was also snapped by the Devils.
  • Through four appearances, Nilsson ranks eighth in save percentage (.942) and 11th in goals-against average (1.96) among NHL goaltenders with at least 120 minutes played this season.
  • With his goal, Matt Moulson tied Patrick Laine and Wayne Simmonds for the NHL lead with five power-play goals this season.
    • Ryan O’Reilly recorded an assist on the goal, marking his 200th career NHL assist.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
New Jersey
Kinkaid W .962 0.99
Buffalo Nilsson O .953 1.98

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
New Jersey
Kinkaid 2-0-1 .944 1.65
Buffalo Nilsson 1-1-2 .942 1.96

Post-Game Audio

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Devils defenseman Matt Greene

Devils defenseman Yohann Auvitu

Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid

Devils head coach John Hynes