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Post-Game Report: 2/16 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(31-21-8)
0 1 1 2 22
Sabres
(27-24-8)
0 2 3 5 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 21-5-2 in their last 28 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres scored three unanswered goals in a span of 1:31 to seal tonight’s win. The last time Buffalo scored three goals in 1:31 or less was April 3, 1998 in a 5-4 win vs. Boston. Brian Holzinger, Matthew Barnaby and Vaclav Varada all scored within a span of 1:08.
  • With tonight’s goal, Jack Eichel (.824 G/GP vs. Toronto) surpassed Alex Ovechkin (.820) to become the active leader in goals per game against the Maple Leafs (min. 5 GP).
  • Eichel’s goal-scoring rate against the Maple Leafs currently ranks sixth among all players with at least 10 games played against Toronto in the expansion era:
    • Blaine Stoughton: .94
    • Mario Lemieux: .94
    • Wayne Gretzky: .87
    • Cam Neely: .84
    • Ulf Nilsson: .83
    • Jack Eichel: .82
  • Kyle Okposo’s goal tonight marked the 500th point of his NHL career.
  • Okposo has a goal in each of his two games against Toronto this season. He leads all Sabres with 24 career points against the Maple Leafs (8+16).
  • With his 79th career point tonight, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Ray Bourque for the second-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) for the most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin now has 14 points (2+12) in his last 15 games, including at least a point in each of his last four games (1+4).
  • With his goal, Johan Larsson finished the game with six goals and 15 points through 52 games this season, matching his goal total and surpassing his point total from his 73-game season in 2018-19. He is now four goals and two points from tying his career-best marks.
  • Colin Miller recorded two primary assists to earn his 21st career multi-point game.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Maple Leafs Andersen L 5 36
Sabres Hutton W 2 22
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Andersen 24-11-6 .908 2.93
Sabres Hutton 11-9-4 .897 3.12

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen

Post-Game Report: 11/29 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(12-11-4)
1 1 2 4 29
Sabres
(12-10-4)
0 4 2 6 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Buffalo has not lost the home portion of a home-and-home series with Toronto since the first such series (a 4-2 loss on Dec. 20, 1970).
  • The Sabres are now 11-1-2 (two ties) all-time in the home portion of their 14 home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs.
  • Buffalo’s four goals and plus-3 goal differential in the second period both marked season-highs for the team in a single period.
  • Jack Eichel recorded three points (2+1) today to extend his point streak to eight games (8+7).
  • Eichel now has 12 goals in 14 career games against the Maple Leafs. It’s his highest goal total and his best per-game goal output (.86) against any NHL opponent.
  • Jimmy Vesey’s two-point effort extended his point streak to a career-high four games (3+2). He now has goals in three straight.
  • With Buffalo’s fourth goal of the game, Victor Olofsson extended his career-best point streak to six games (3+3).
  • Olofsson has now recorded points in 10 of his last 11 games (4+6), including a point in each of his last six home games (2+4).
  • Marco Scandella recorded two assists, good for his first two-point effort since Dec. 29, 2018 vs. Boston.
  • With his goal today, Jeff Skinner has scored each of his 10 goals this season at 5-on-5.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Maple Leafs
Hutchinson L 5 35
Sabres Ullmark W 4 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Hutchinson 0-5-1 .876 4.55
Sabres Ullmark 6-5-2 .911 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly

Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson

Post-Game Report: 3/20 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(44-25-5)
0 2 2 4 46
Sabres
(31-33-9)
1 0 1 2 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin, who recorded the primary assist on Casey Mittelstadt’s goal, now has 39 points (8+31) on the season, passing Bobby Orr for second-most points by an 18-year-old defenseman in NHL history. He trails only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).
  • With the secondary assist on the Mittelstadt goal, Jack Eichel has now totaled 16 points (10+6) in 13 games against the Maple Leafs, including eight (5+3) in six home games.
  • With his first goal of the season, Alexander Nylander has now recorded points (1+2) in consecutive games for the first time in his NHL career.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Sparks W .917 2.00
Sabres Hutton L .933 3.05

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Sparks 8-7-1 .903 3.16
Sabres Hutton 17-21-5 .911 2.88

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Alexander Nylander

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner

Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks

Post-Game Report: 12/4 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(20-8-0)
0 2 1 1 4 30
Sabres
(17-8-4)
0 1 2 0 3 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With the overtime loss, the Sabres extended their home point streak to nine games (7-0-2), marking the team’s first nine-game home point streak since Feb. 17 to March 24, 2012 (7-0-2).
  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-2-4 in one-goal games this season.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to five games (5+3). He now has goals in a career-best four straight games.
    • In his last 16 games, Reinhart has 18 points (7+11), including seven two-point efforts.
  • Jack Eichel’s two-goal night gave him 11 points (7+4) in his last six games against the Maple Leafs.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen, who recorded two assists tonight, now has six assists in five games against Toronto since the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin led both teams with 29:15 of ice time tonight, topping his previous career-high total (25:51) by 3:24.
  • Jeff Skinner’s assist extended his point streak against the Maple Leafs to four games (1+4).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen W .927 2.77
Sabres Ullmark O .897 2.73

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen 16-7-0 .931 2.32
Sabres Ullmark 5-0-3 .924 2.59

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward John Tavares

Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen

Post-Game Report: 2/8 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Islanders
(26-23-6)
0 1 2 3 29
Sabres
(15-29-10)
2 1 1 4 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s victory, the Sabres became the 11th NHL franchise to record 1,000 regular-season home wins.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Jack Eichel now has five points (2+3) in three games against the Islanders this season.
  • Eichel finished the game tied for 18th in the league in goals (22) and tied for 17th in points (53) this season.
  • Eichel finished the night with 24 primary points (13+11) during 5-on-5 play this season, tying his career-best total set during his 81-game rookie season (12+12).
  • Sam Reinhart, who assisted on Buffalo’s first two goals and scored the game-winner, now has 13 points (4+9) in his last 10 games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s goal was his ninth power-play tally of the season, tying him for fifth-most in the NHL as of the end of tonight’s game. O’Reilly now has 12 points (7+5) in his last 13 games.
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist tonight gives him 13 points (3+10) in his last 12 games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders Halak L .818 4.10
Sabres Lehner W .897 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Halak 16-16-4 .908 3.23
Sabres Lehner 12-20-7 .913 2.84

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Islanders head coach Doug Weight

Islanders forward John Tavares

Islanders forward Anders Lee

Islanders forward Ross Johnston