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Post-Game Report: 2/10 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(35-18-3)
0 1 2 3 29
Sabres
(27-21-7)
0 1 0 1 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With today’s loss, the Sabres have fallen to 5-2-0 in seven afternoon games this season.
  • Buffalo and Winnipeg have now split a season series for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
  • With today’s goal, Jack Eichel has set a new career high in even strength points with 43 (14+29). His previous high of 42 was set in 67 games during the 2017-18 season.
  • Eichel now has five points (3+2) in his last three games against the Jets.
  • With his assist today, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Elias Pettersson for the rookie lead with 25 assists this season.
  • Dahlin’s assist was his 31st point of the season, tying him with Jim Benning and Doug Bodger for third-most ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday. Only Phil Housley (57) and Bobby Orr (38) tallied more as 18-year-old defensemen.
  • Jeff Skinner, who also assisted on Buffalo’s goal, now has five points (2+3) in five games during this home stand and six points (3+3) in six games against Winnipeg since the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets
Hellebuyck W .972 1.00
Sabres Hutton L .929 2.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets
Hellebuyck 25-15-2 .912 2.86
Sabres Hutton 15-16-3 .910 2.84

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets forward Andrew Copp

Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck

SABRES RECALL MATT HUNWICK

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 15, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Matt Hunwick from his conditioning loan with the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Hunwick (5’11”, 194 lbs., 5/21/1985) has missed the first 32 games of the NHL season due to injury. He returns to the team after making his season debut during a conditioning loan with the Americans, during which he recorded an assist and a plus-2 rating.

The Warren, Michigan native has appeared in 521 regular-season NHL games during 11 seasons spent with the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins. He was acquired by the Sabres from the Penguins in June 2018.

SABRES ASSIGN HUNWICK TO ROCHESTER ON CONDITIONING LOAN

BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 12, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Rochester Americans (AHL) on a conditioning loan.

SABRES ACQUIRE SHEARY, HUNWICK FROM PENGUINS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 27, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

“Conor has proven himself to be a reliable forward with an ability to come through in big games, whose playoff experience speaks for itself,” General Manager Jason Botterill said. “Conor and Matt will bring a winning pedigree to our team, and we expect them both to complement our group very well.”

Sheary (5’8”, 175 lbs., 7/8/1992) joins the Sabres after winning two Stanley Cups in his first three NHL seasons, scoring the overtime winner in Game 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks and totaling 19 points (6+13) in 57 career postseason contests.

The Winchester, Massachusetts native played in a career-high 79 games with the Penguins in 2017-18, following up a career-best 53 points (23+30) in 61 games during the 2016-17 season. In his three seasons with Pittsburgh, Sheary totaled 93 points (48+45) in 184 regular-season games.

A native of Warren, Michigan, Hunwick (5’11”, 200 lbs., 5/21/1985) recorded 10 points (4+6) and 21 penalty minutes in 42 games last season for Pittsburgh. During the course of his 11-year NHL career, Hunwick has compiled 117 points (25+92) and 203 penalty minutes in 521 games and added seven assists in 26 career playoff contests.

The defenseman was selected by the Boston Bruins in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft and has represented the United States in two major international competitions, earning a gold medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship and a bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

Post-Game Report: 10/21 vs. TOR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(1-3-2)
1 0 0 0 0 1 24
Sabres
(2-4-0)
0 0  1 0 1 2 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres extended their home winning streak against the Maple Leafs to six games and improved to 16-1-1 in their last 18 home games against Toronto.
    • The home team has now won 20 of the last 22 games between these teams, including each of the last 12.
    • The Maple Leafs last won in Buffalo on Jan. 29, 2013 (4-3 OT).
  • Eight of the last 15 games between these teams have gone to overtime. Each team has won four of those games.
  • The Sabres improved to 66-51 all-time in the shootout with their first shootout win of the season.
  • Evander Kane scored his first goal as a member of the Sabres to send the game to overtime.
    • With 22:05 of ice time, Kane topped 22 minutes for the first time since Dec. 5, 2014 vs. Colorado as a member of the Winnipeg Jets.
  • Tyler Ennis led all Sabres with 24:36 of ice time, the second highest total of his career and highest since logging his personal high (25:13) on Jan. 18, 2014.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goalie Chad Johnson

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward P.A. Parenteau

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Reilly

Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf

Maple Leafs defenseman Matt Hunwick

Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier