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Post-Game Report: 1/16 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(18-19-8)
1 0 0 1 32
Sabres
(17-17-9)
2 1 1 4 29

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 8-3-2 against the Western Conference this season, including points in each of their last six games (5-0-1) and wins in each of their last five home games against the West.
  • Tyler Ennis scored just 19 seconds into his return to the lineup after missing 30 games with a groin injury.
    • Ennis now has eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Stars.
  • Jake McCabe logged his first goal since March 29, 2016 at Pittsburgh. It was his first career power-play goal and his first career game-winning goal.
  • Jack Eichel’s power-play goal came on his eighth shot of the game, tying a career high. Eichel finished the game with 10 shots, setting the team’s single-game high for the season.
    • Eichel also set a career high with 13 faceoff wins, going 13-for-19 (68.4%).
    • Eichel also scored two goals tonight. The Sabres have improved to 18-7-2 (.704) in Eichel’s career when he scores a goal and 13-3-1 (.794) when he tallies two or more points in a game.
  • Sam Reinhart earned his 19th assist of the season on Eichel’s goal, matching his total from the entire 2015-16 season.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Stars Lehtonen L .969 1.00
Sabres Lehner W .893 3.16

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Stars Lehtonen 9-12-4 .898 2.88
Sabres Lehner 10-12-5 .922 2.48

Post-Game Audio

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Patrick Sharp

Stars forward Jamie Benn

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Post-Game Report: 11/17 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(15-4-0)
1 0 2 3 29
Sabres
(8-9-1)
0 0 1 1 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 9-3-1 (one tie) in their last 13 home games against the Stars.
  • Buffalo went 1-for-3 on the power play tonight, improving to 14-for-58 (24.1%) on the season. The Sabres last finished a season above 20 percent on the power play in 2008-09 (20.3%).
  • Ryan O’Reilly scored his sixth goal of the season, each of which has come at First Niagara Center.
  • O’Reilly now has at least a point in each of his last four games against Dallas, totaling five points (2+3).
  • With his assist, Tyler Ennis now has points in each of his last five games against the Stars, totaling seven points (3+4) in those games.
  • Scoring Change: Dallas’s second goal has been awarded to Jason Spezza, with assists to Alex Goligoski and Mattias Janmark.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Jamie Benn

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski

Stars goaltender Antti Niemi

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Stars
(23-21-8)
0 1 1 2 40
Sabres
(16-34-3)
1 2 0 3 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 9-2-1 (one time) in their last 12 home games against the Stars. The Sabres haven’t lost consecutive home games to the Stars since they moved to Dallas in 1993.
  • Chris Stewart tied his career high with three assists tonight. His other three-assist outing came as part of a four-point game (1+3) on March 7, 2013 at Phoenix as a member of the St. Louis Blues.
  • Stewart now has points in 13 of his last 22 games (6+11), including 11 points (4+7) in his last 12.
  • Jhonas Enroth made 38 saves in the win; he is now 2-1-0 in three starts this week with a .942 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Tyler Seguin

Stars forward Cody Eakin

Stars forward Vernon Fiddler

Post-Game Report: 10/28 vs. DAL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Stars (5-5-1) 3 1 0 4 29
Sabres (2-11-1) 1 2 0 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Matt Moulson scored two goals and tied for the team lead with four shots in 19:48 of ice time in his Sabres debut.
  • Moulson now has eight points (7+1) in seven career games against the Stars.
  • As of the end of the game,  Moulson was in a five-way tie (Crosby, Stamkos, Marleay, Hertl) for fourth-most goals in the NHL (8).
  • With Moulson scoring on his first shot in a Sabres uniform, the Sabres now have six players on their roster who scored on their first shot with the team: Moulson (10/28/13 vs. DAL), Zadorov (10/23/13 vs. BOS), Girgensons (10/2/13 at DET), McBain (10/8/13 vs. TBL), Ott (1/20/13 vs. PHI), Leino (10/7/11 vs. ANA).
  • The Sabres lost a regular-season game to the Stars in Buffalo for the first time since Oct. 7, 1997, Lindy Ruff’s first home game as head coach of the Sabres.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ron Rolston

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Stars head coach Lindy Ruff

Stars forward Erik Cole

Stars forward Tyler Seguin

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen

RUFF RELIEVED OF DUTIES AS SABRES’ HEAD COACH; ROLSTON NAMED INTERIM COACH

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 20, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that Lindy Ruff has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Regier also announced that Ron Rolston will serve as the interim head coach of the Sabres, beginning with the team’s game against Toronto tomorrow.

Statement from Sabres owner Terry Pegula:

“The hockey world knows how I and the entire Buffalo Sabres organization feel about Lindy Ruff not only as a coach but also as a person. His long tenure with the Sabres has ended. His qualities have made this decision very difficult. I personally want Lindy to know that he can consider me a friend always.”

Rolston becomes the 16th head coach in franchise history and joins the Sabres after spending the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons as head coach of the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). As head coach of the Americans, Rolston compiled a 63-44-17 regular-season record.

Prior to joining the Americans, Rolston spent seven seasons as head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, where he became the first coach in U.S. history to lead the United States Under-18 team to three gold medals (2005, 2009, 2011) at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Under-18 Championship, adding a silver medal (2007) in his other appearance as head coach.

In addition to coaching at the Under-18 and Under-17 levels, Rolston also served as head coach for the U.S. National Junior Team at the IIHF U20 World Championship in 2007 and 2009. In 2007, he led Team USA to the bronze medal.

Rolston joined USA Hockey after serving as an assistant coach at four different NCAA Division I hockey programs (Lake Superior State University, 1990-1995; Clarkson University, 1996-1999; Harvard University, 1999-2002; Boston College, 2002-2004) between 1990 and 2004, winning National Championships in 1992 and 1994 with Lake Superior State University.