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Post-Game Report: 2/28 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(32-22-9)
1 1 2 1 5 41
Sabres
(26-26-11)
2 1 1 0 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his goal, Evander Kane now ranks sixth in the NHL with 21 even-strength goals this season despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
    • Kane’s current pace of .412 even-strength goals per game is the highest by any Sabre with at least 15 games played since Alexander Mogilny’s franchise-best mark in 1992-93 (.636).
  • With his 13th goal of the season, Brian Gionta has surpassed his total from last year through 16 fewer games played.
  • Jack Eichel (assist) now has 16 points (2+14) in February, tying Patrick Kane for second in the NHL during that span.
  • With his first career multi-point game (1+1), Jake McCabe has matched his career-best point total from last season (14) in 19 fewer games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators
Rinne W .875 3.82
Sabres Lehner O .878 4.78

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 25-15-6 .914 2.55
Sabres Lehner 17-18-7 .922 2.63

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Filip Forsberg

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Post-Game Report: 2/12 vs. VAN

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Canucks
(25-25-6)
2 2 0 4 31
Sabres
(23-23-10)
2 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Canucks have earned their first win in Buffalo since their 3-0 win on Oct. 17, 2013.
    • The home team has now lost just three of the last 15 games between these teams.
  • With his goal, Tyler Ennis now has a point in five of his last seven home games and has a point in six of his eight career games against the Canucks (4+2).
  • With his goal tonight, Kyle Okposo now has points in six straight games (3+3) for the first time since Nov. 12 to 25, 2015.
    • Since the beginning of the 2013-14 season, Okposo has tallied nine points (1+8) in seven games against the Canucks.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged 30:00 of ice time tonight, reaching the 30-minute mark for the sixth time in his career and the fourth time in a game decided in regulation.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (assist) has 16 points (5+11) in his last 14 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Canucks
Markstrom W .929 2.00
Sabres Lehner L .871 4.15

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Canucks Markstrom 10-10-3 .914 2.56
Sabres Lehner 14-16-6 .923 2.57

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins

Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows

Canucks forward Michael Chaput

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. SJS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(33-17-4)
2 1 1 0 4 40
Sabres
(22-21-10)
1 0 3 1 5 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres erased a three-goal deficit to win tonight, marking the first time the team has done so since Dec. 27, 2014 vs. NY Islanders (4-3, SO).
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight’s comeback was the latest the Sabres have overcome a deficit of three or more goals since Nov. 2, 2006 at Boston, when the team scored at 11:11 of the third period to begin a comeback that culminated in a 5-4 shootout win.
  • The Sabres have gone 6-0-1 in their last seven home games, marking Buffalo’s first seven-game home point streak since the team went 6-0-2 in eight home games from Dec. 10, 2013 to Jan. 9, 2014.
  • Buffalo is 12-1-3 in its last 16 home games against Western Conference opponents and 10-4-2 in all games against the West this season.
  • The Sabres are now 59-19-16 (.713) all-time in home games against the Pacific Division, including a 13-0-3 record in the last 16 games. No Pacific Division team has won a game in regulation in Buffalo since the Edmonton Oilers topped the Sabres 3-2 on Nov. 7, 2014.
  • Buffalo has extended its point streak against San Jose to a franchise-best 11 games (10-0-1) with the  win, dating back to a 3-1 win in Buffalo on Feb. 13, 2010. The previous record was five games (3-0-2), set from March 12, 1998 to Dec. 23, 2000.
  • The Sabres are now 17-1-1 all-time at home against the Sharks.
  • With two goals tonight, Evander Kane has 14 even-strength goals since his first of the season (Dec. 3), leading all NHL players.
  • Jack Eichel (two assists) now has 15 points (6+9) in 15 home games this season, including 12 points (4+8) in his last 12 home contests.
  • Eichel now has four two-point nights in his last five home games.
    • The Sabres improved to 19-3-0 in Eichel’s career when he has at least two points.
  • With an assist on Buffalo’s first goal, Tyler Ennis improved his point streak to four games (1+3).
  • Ryan O’Reilly had two points (1+1) tonight, extending his home point streak to four games (3+3). In his last 12 games at home, O’Reilly has 14 points (5+9).
  • Sam Reinhart (assist tonight) now has 11 points (4+7) in his last 11 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Sharks
Jones O .861 4.91
Sabres Nilsson W .900 3.93

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Sharks Jones 27-15-4 .917 2.25
Sabres Nilsson 9-7-4 .922 2.67

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer

Sharks forward Melker Karlsson

Sharks forward Marcus Sorensen

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski

Post-Game Report: 1/20 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(20-19-7)
1 0 1 0 2 34
Sabres
(18-18-9)
0 1 1 1 3 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • After the team’s win on Dec. 27 at Detroit, the Sabres now have wins in consecutive matchups with the Red Wings for the first time since March 6, 1994 and Nov. 1, 1995.
    • The Sabres have now earned two wins in a season against the Red Wings for the first time since they won both matchups in the 1989-90 season.
  • The  Sabres have wins in four straight home games for the first time since the team won six in a row at home from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged 35:24 of ice time tonight, topping his previous career-high total of 30:22 (1/7/17 vs. Winnipeg) by 5:02.
    • Ristolainen’s 35:24 of ice time is the highest in the NHL since Erik Karlsson skated 36:34 for Ottawa on Dec. 20, 2015.
  • With his goal, Sam Reinhart now has a point in six straight home games (2+6), good for the longest home point streak of his career.
    • Reinhart also now has 14 points in his last 15 games (4+10), marking the best 15-game stretch of his career.
  • With two assists tonight, Jack Eichel now has 11 points (6+5) in 12 home games this season and six points (3+3) in his last five games against Detroit.
    • The Sabres have improved to 14-3-1 (.806) when Eichel tallies two or more points in a game.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded his 25th assist of the season on Reinhart’s goal and now has eight assists in his last eight games against the Red Wings.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Mrazek O .919 2.80
Sabres Nilsson W .941 1.86

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Mrazek 10-11-5 .895 3.13
Sabres Nilsson 8-6-4 .925 2.52

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg

Red Wings forward Darren Helm

Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(19-15-4)
0 2 2 4 38
Sabres
(13-14-8)
2 0 0 2 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres failed to record a point in the home portion of a home-and-home series against the Bruins for the first time since April 4, 1993 after going 4-0-2 in the last six.
  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has six points (2+4) in his last five home games and 23 points (5+18) in 26 career games against the Bruins.
  • With his assist on Okposo’s goal, Sam Reinhart has extended his point streak to a career-best five games (2+4).
  • Matt Moulson assisted on both of Buffalo’s goals tonight and now has six points (1+5) in his last six games at KeyBank Center.
  • Injury Update: William Carrier (hand) left tonight’s game during the second period and did not return.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .939 2.01
Sabres Lehner L .919 3.03

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 18-7-3 .927 1.96
Sabres Lehner 8-11-5 .922 2.49

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins forward David Krejci

Bruins forward Ryan Spooner

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask