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Post-Game Report: 2/13 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(30-17-11)
1 1 1 0 3 31
Sabres
(26-24-8)
0 1 2 1 4 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won their season series against the Blue Jackets for the first time since 2015-16. All three games in the series were won in overtime by the home team.
  • Victor Olofsson scored twice tonight in his first game back after missing 15 games due to injury, including his first career overtime goal. He finished the game with sole possession of second place among NHL rookies with 18 goals this season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded an assist on both of Olofsson’s goals and now has at least one assist in all three games against Columbus this season.
    • In six career games against the Blue Jackets, Dahlin has collected six assists.
  • With his first assist, Dahlin passed Rick Hampton (76) for third-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin’s second assist of the game was his 30th of the season. He joins Phil Housley as the second defenseman in franchise history to record at least 30 assists in his first two NHL seasons.
  • Jack Eichel (1+2) recorded his 19th multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are 14-3-2 in those games. Eichel has recorded at least three points eight times this season, topping his previous career-high total (6) set in the 2016-17 season.
  • Eichel’s first assist was his 40th of the season. He became the first Sabres player to record 30 goals and 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12.
  • Evan Rodrigues scored and now has four points (3+1) in four games against Columbus in the last two seasons.
  • Carter Hutton recorded his sixth career assist on Buffalo’s third goal. It was the first assist by a Sabres goaltender since Hutton tallied an assist on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 4 27
Sabres Hutton W 3 31
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-2 .916 2.30
Sabres Hutton 10-9-4 .896 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nathan Gerbe

Blue Jackets forward Liam Foudy

Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov

Post-Game Report: 2/1 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(27-16-9)
0 0 1 0 1 23
Sabres
(23-22-7)
1 0 0 1 2 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Today’s win improved the Sabres to 5-1-2 in afternoon games this season, including a 5-1-0 record at home.
  • With his overtime goal, Jack Eichel now ranks third in the NHL with seven game-winners this season and is tied for second-most overtime goals (3).
  • Eichel’s eight career overtime goals are the most ever scored by a member of the Sabres. His 23 career game-winners tie Ric Seling for 18th-most in franchise history.
  • With his goal today, Evan Rodrigues has tallied three goals in his last five appearances.
  • Sam Reinhart, who assisted on Eichel’s goal, has now recorded 13 points (6+7) in the Sabres’ last 13 games, including at least a point in nine of the last 11 (6+6).
  • Rasmus Dahlin recorded the lone assist on Buffalo’s first goal and now has points in eight of Buffalo’s last 10 games, totaling nine points (1+8) in those contests.
  • Carter Hutton stopped 22 of 23 Columbus shots to earn a .957 save percentage, marking his fourth-best save percentage in a start this season.
  • Lawrence Pilut logged 22:20 of ice time in today’s game, trailing his career-high mark of 22:49 on Dec. 4, 2018 vs. Toronto by just 29 seconds.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Blue Jackets
Kivlenieks O 2 24
Sabres Hutton W 1 23
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Kivlenieks 1-0-1 .946 1.49
Sabres Hutton 7-8-4 .897 3.13

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Curtis Lazar

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand

Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg

Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks

Post-Game Report: 3/31 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(45-30-4)
3 1 0 4 36
Sabres
(31-38-10)
0 0 0 0 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets
Bobrovsky W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Ullmark L .889 4.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky 36-23-1 .914 2.55
Sabres Ullmark 14-14-5 .904 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

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