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SABRES RECALL GOALTENDER HACKETT FROM ROCHESTER

Neuvirth to miss time with lower-body injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 26, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) to replace injured goaltender Michal Neuvirth.

“Michal sustained a lower-body injury while working out during the All-Star break and will miss some time,” said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. “He will not join the team for our trip out west this week.”

Hackett (6’2”, 171 lbs., 3/7/90), who began the season on injured reserve with the Sabres, returns to Buffalo after joining the Americans before the AHL All-Star break in January for his first three starts of the season.

The London, Ontario native appeared in eight games for the Sabres during the 2013-14 season, including a 35-save performance in his Sabres debut, a 3-1 win at Edmonton. Hackett has appeared in 21 NHL games in parts of three seasons with the Sabres and Minnesota Wild, compiling a .912 save percentage and a 2.82 goals-against average.

Hackett was drafted by Minnesota in the third round (77th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by the Sabres on April 3, 2013.

Post-Game Report: 1/13 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(23-11-9)
1 2 0 3 30
Sabres
(14-27-3)
0 1 0 1 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Mike Weber scored his first goal of the season and now has a point in each of his last two games against the Red Wings (1+1).
  • With his assist, Brian Flynn now has four points (1+3) in three games against the Red Wings this year.
  • Tyler Myers led all skaters with 27:56 of ice time; his average of 25:15 ranks him 10th in the NHL.
  • Matt Ellis (7:28 TOI, plus-1) and Zac Dalpe (8:00 TOI, even) made their season debuts for the Sabres.
  • Before tonight’s game, Dominik Hasek became the seventh player to have his number retired by the Sabres, joining Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, 10/17/90), Rick Martin (No. 7, 11/15/95), Rene Robert (No. 14, 11/15/95), Tim Horton (No. 2, 1/5/96), Danny Gare (No. 18, 11/22/05) and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16, 3/3/06).

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Mike Weber

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock

Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar

Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek

Post-Game Report: 1/2 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(17-10-9)
2 0 0 2 33
Sabres
(14-22-3)
0 0 0 0 30

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres fell to the Panthers for the third time this season (1-3-0), including the second Roberto Luongo shutout at First Niagara Center this season. Luongo is now tied with Patrick Roy and Ron Tugnutt for most career shutouts against the Sabres (5).
  • With the loss, Michal Neuvirth fell to 3-6-1 in his last 11 games against the Panthers despite a .934 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average.
  • Josh Gorges led all Sabres with an ice time of 25:18. In the seven games since returning from an injury that sidelined him for two games (Dec. 15-16), Gorges has averaged 24:19 per game.
  • The Sabres outshot the Panthers, 12-4, in the third period. It was the team’s greatest positive shot differential in a period since April 10, 2014 at NYR (11-3 in the third period).

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Tyson Strachan

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad

Panthers forward Brad Boyes

Panthers defenseman Shane O’Brien

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo

Post-Game Report: 11/15 vs. TOR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(9-7-2)
0 2 0 2 34
Sabres
(4-13-2)
2 2 2 6 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 14-1-1 in their last 16 home games against the Maple Leafs, including wins in their last four.
  • Buffalo’s six-goal game was the first for the team since a 7-4 win at Boston on Jan. 31, 2013.
  • The Sabres got goals from five different players (Girgensons [2x], Ennis, Stafford, Moulson, Myers) for the first time since Feb. 26, 2014, a 5-4 overtime win vs. Boston.
  • Three Sabres are on three-game point streaks after tonight’s game: Ennis (2+3), Moulson (1+4), Stafford (1+3)
  • Zemgus Girgensons recorded his second career two-goal game tonight (last: April 8, 2014 vs. Detroit). He now has consecutive multi-point games for the first time in his career.
  • With a goal and two assists tonight, Matt Moulson now has 19 points (13+6) in his last 19 games against Toronto, including 14 (9+5) in his last 11.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle

Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas

Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson

Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer

Post-Game Report: 11/7 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(5-8-1)
0 1  2 3 52
Sabres
(3-10-2)
 0  1 1 2  31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his first goal of the season, Matt Moulson now has six points (2+4) in six career games against the Oilers.
  • With his goal, Drew Stafford has 10 points (8+2) in seven games against the Oilers, including a goal in six of the seven.
  • Stafford now has goals in consecutive games for the first time since March 18 and 20.
  • Michal Neuvirth made 49 saves in the loss, two saves shy of his career high (51, March 13, 2014 at CAR).

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins

Oilers forward Mark Arcobello

Oilers forward Iiro Pakarinen