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Post-Game Report: 3/4 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(30-26-8)
0 1 0 0 1 2 32
Sabres
(27-26-12)
1 0 0 0 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Jack Eichel’s assist on Buffalo’s goal extends his point streak to a career-best nine games (2+10).
    • Eichel’s point streak is the longest active streak in the NHL and the longest by a Sabre since Tim Connolly tallied points in 16 straight from Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan. 25, 2010.
  • With his power-play goal in the first period, Ryan O’Reilly has points in 13 of his last 15 games at KeyBank Center, including five points (2+3) in his last three games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen earned the primary assist on O’Reilly’s goal, tying him for the league lead with 21 power-play assists this season.
  • Injury Update: Dmitry Kulikov left tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning
Vasilevskiy W .969 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .969 0.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Vasilevskiy 14-13-5 .913 2.69
Sabres Lehner 18-18-8 .922 2.59

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

Post-Game Report: 11/17 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(11-6-1)
1 2 1 4 38
Sabres
(5-8-4)
0 1 0 1 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres have lost three straight games in regulation for the first time since Jan. 20 to 25. The team is now on its first six-game winless streak since Dec. 28, 2015 to Jan. 8, 2016.
  • The Lightning have now won four consecutive games in Buffalo for the first time since March 19, 1995 to Oct. 15, 1996. The Sabres’ last home win against the Lightning was a 2-1 shootout victory on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • Dan Bylsma coached his 500th regular-season NHL game as a tonight. Bylsma became the 66th coach (18th active) to reach this milestone.
    • Among NHL coaches with at least 500 games coached, only Bruce Boudraeu, Scotty Bowman and Toe Blake have a better career record than Bylsma’s 292-161-47 mark.
  • Cody Franson’s power-play goal marked his first goal since Jan. 16, 2016 vs. WSH.
    • Franson now has three points (2+1) in his last two games against the Lightning.
  • Taylor Fedun recorded his first assist as a Sabre on Franson’s goal and now has two points (1+1) in two career games against Tampa Bay.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning
Bishop W .970 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .895 4.01

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning
Bishop 7-5-0 .909 2.77
Sabres Lehner 4-7-2 .919 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula

Lightning forward Alex Killorn

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop

Post-Game Report: 11/5 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(7-6-2)
3 0 1 4 22
Sabres
(5-8-0)
0 1 0 1 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With just five total shots between the teams in the third period, the Sabres and Lightning tied a Sabres record for fewest combined shots in a period.
    • The record was initially set on March 14, 1972 vs. Minnesota and matched three times before tonight (Dec. 23, 1972 vs. Los Angeles; Jan. 13, 1974 vs. St. Louis; March 17, 2002 at Florida).
    • The Sabres allowed three Lightning shots in the period, the fewest since allowing two to Tampa Bay in the second period on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • The Sabres outshot the Lightning 31-22 tonight, marking the 10th time Buffalo has outshot its opponent in the team’s first 13 games.
    • The Sabres are 4-6-0 when outshooting their opponents this season.
    • The Sabres outshot their opponents just 10 times all of last season, finishing the season 5-5-0 in those games.
  • Jack Eichel scored in his third consecutive home game tonight and finished tonight’s game tied for third in the NHL with five home goals this season.
  • With the start tonight, Linus Ullmark became the first goaltender to make three straight team starts in his first NHL season since Ryan Miller did so from Dec. 31, 2002 to Jan. 10, 2003.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy

Post-Game Report: 12/31 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(24-11-4)
1 1 3 5 25
Sabres
(14-21-3)
1 0 0 1 11

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 9-3-0 in their last 12 home games.
  • Nikita Zadorov recorded an assist on the Sabres’ goal and now has points in consecutive games (0+2) for the first time in his career.
  • Matt Moulson’s assist gave him 14 points (6+8) in his last 15 games against the Lightning.
  • Josh Gorges led the Sabres with an ice time of 23:02 and five blocked shots. Gorges ranks second in the NHL with 101 blocked shots despite missing nine games to injury this season.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Mike Weber

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Ondrej Palat

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson

Post-Game Report: 12/2 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(17-6-3)
0 0 1 0 0 1 27
Sabres
(9-14-2)
0 0 1 0 1 2 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have points in seven straight divisional matchups  (5-0-2) for the first time since they had points in nine straight Northeast Division games from Dec. 4, 2010 to Feb. 15, 2011 (8-0-1).
  • Zemgus Girgensons, who scored the Sabres’ goal tonight, hasn’t gone two games without a point since Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. He has logged 11 points (6+5) in 13 games since then, including eight (5+3) in his last eight.
  • After tonight’s shootout, Jhonas Enroth has allowed only one goal in 15 shootout attempts this season, improving to 3-0 on the season.
  • With tonight’s start, Enroth has appeared in six straight games for the first time since he played in 11 straight from Nov. 11 to Dec. 2, 2011. In those six games, Enroth is 5-1-0 with a .953 save percentage and a 1.55 goals-against average.
  • With the win, Enroth improved to 4-1-0 in five career games against the Lightning, with a .951 save percentage and a 1.56 goals-against average.
  • With his assist, Josh Gorges recorded his 100th NHL point.
  • Buffalo’s franchise record of 51-24-7 (.665) against Tampa Bay is the team’s best all-time record against any Eastern Conference opponent. The team’s record against San Jose (22-6-5, .742) is the only better all-time series record.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson

Lightning forward Ondrej Palat

Lightning goaltender Evgeni Nabokov