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Post-Game Report: 1/11 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(25-17-3)
0 0 1 1 45
Sabres
(11-24-9)
1 0 2 3 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • In his season debut, Linus Ullmark made a career-high 44 saves in tonight’s win. It was the most saves in a win by a Sabres goaltender since Anders Nilsson stopped 46 of 47 shots on Nov. 19, 2016 vs. Pittsburgh.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Kyle Okposo now has nine points (4+5) in his last eight games.
  • Jack Eichel, who also registered a goal and an assist, now has 17 points (10+7) in his last 11 games and nine points (3+6) in nine career games against Columbus.
  • Eichel finished the game tied for sixth in the NHL in even-strength goals (17) and tied for seventh in even-strength points (33).
  • In his 44th game of the season, Eichel has matched his even-strength point total from last season (61 GP) and surpassed his career-best even-strength goal total from 2015-16 (81 GP).
  • Brendan Guhle’s assist on Okposo’s goal was the first point of his NHL career.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets
Bobrovsky L .929 2.05
Sabres Ullmark W .978 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky 21-13-3 .922 2.39
Sabres Ullmark 1-0-0 .978 1.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

Post-Game Report: 11/20 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(13-7-1)
0 1 2 3 29
Sabres
(5-12-4)
0 0 2 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • At 18:14 of the third period, the NHL Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Columbus net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he deemed the play dead before the puck reached the goal line. This is not a reviewable play and therefore the referee’s call on the ice stood- no goal Buffalo.
  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart now has a point in five of his last six games against the Blue Jackets (4+1).
  • Victor Antipin’s assist on Reinhart’s goal gives him three assists in his last four games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s assist gives him a three-game point streak and nine points (4+5) in his last 10 games.
  • Evander Kane’s 12th goal of the season ties him for fifth in the NHL. He now has 10 points (6+4) in his last 10 games against Columbus, dating back to the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • Jack Eichel recorded his 11th primary assist of the season tonight while leading all Sabres forwards in ice time with 20:54. He is now tied for fifth in the league in primary assists.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky W .938 2.00
Sabres Lehner L .897 3.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky 12-4-1 .933 2.02
Sabres Lehner 4-8-2 .903 3.08

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner

Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

Post-Game Report: 3/11 vs. CBJ

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(43-18-6)
3 0 0 3 36
Sabres
(28-29-12)
0 3 2 5 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win was the Sabres’ first regulation win in a game in which they trailed by three or more goals since Dec. 29, 2009 vs. Pittsburgh (4-3 win).
  • With the last five goals tonight, the Sabres scored five or more unanswered goals for the first time since Dec. 26, 2015 at Boston (6-3 win).
  • With his goal, Jake McCabe has a point in each of his last two games against Columbus and six points (2+4) in his last eight games overall.
  • Matt Moulson now has 10 power-play goals this season. It’s the second-highest total of his career and the most he’s had since 2011-12 (14).
  • Evander Kane’s two-point night gives him nine points (5+4) in his last seven games against the Blue Jackets.
  • With two points tonight, Jack Eichel now has six points (2+4) in five career games against Columbus.
    • Eichel leads the league in points (25) and assists (19) since the beginning of February.
    • Eichel has 29 points (11+18) in 25 home games this season, including nine multi-point outings.
    • The Sabres are now 12-2-0 this season (and 21-5-0 in Eichel’s career) when he has at least two points.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets
Korpisalo L .867 4.06
Sabres Nilsson
Lehner

W
.750
1.000
9.09
0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Korpisalo 5-3-0 .909 2.82
Sabres Nilsson
Lehner
9-9-4
19-20-8
.917
.921
2.84
2.66

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner

Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo

Post-Game Report: 4/8 vs. CBJ

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(33-40-8)
1 2 1 4 30
Sabres
(34-36-11)
0 1 0 1 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Jason Kasdorf, Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider all made their NHL debuts tonight.
    • Excluding season-openers, the Sabres had never before had three or more players make their NHL debuts in the same game.
    • The last time the Sabres had three or more players make their NHL debuts in the same game was Oct. 8, 1992 (Richard Smehlik, Yuri Khmylev, Philippe Boucher and Viktor Gordiouk).
  • Williamsville, NY native Cole Schneider became the sixth player born in the Buffalo area to appear in a regular-season game for the Sabres, joining Justin Bailey, Marcus Foligno, Patrick Kaleta, Tim Kennedy and Scott Thomas.
  • Sam Reinhart’s 23rd goal of the season has moved him into sole-possession of eighth place in Sabres history for goals by a rookie. He broke a tie with Christian Ruuttu (1986-87), John Tucker (1984-85) and Peter McNab (1974-75).
  • With his assist on Reinhart’s goal, Jack Eichel now has 31 assists this season, tying him with Danny Gare (1974-75) for eighth-most by a rookie in Sabres history.
  • Eichel now has 55 points (24+31) this season, tying J.F. Sauve (1981-82) for eighth-most points by a Sabres rookie all-time.
  • With tonight’s assist, Eichel has four points (1+3) in three games against Columbus this season.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres goaltender Jason Kasdorf

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets Brandon Saad

Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard

Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo