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Post-Game Report: 3/15 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(42-22-7)
2 2 1 5 39
Sabres
(22-36-12)
1 1 0 2 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games against the Atlantic Division. They are now 10-8-3 against their divisional rivals this season.
  • The Sabres are now 19-4-1 in their last 24 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  • Tonight’s goal gives Sam Reinhart 10 points (3+7) in his last 10 games against the Maple Leafs, extending his point streak against Toronto to five games (3+4).
  • With his goal tonight, Jason Pominville now has five points (2+3) in his last five home games and three points (2+1) in two meetings with Toronto this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
McElhinney W .950 2.01
Sabres Lehner L .895 4.19

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
McElhinney 9-4-1 .931 2.25
Sabres Lehner 14-25-9 .911 2.93

 

Post-Game Audio

 

Post-Game Report: 3/5 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
 Maple Leafs
(39-22-7)
1 1 1 3 41
Sabres
(21-34-11)
2 2 1 5 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres are now 19-3-1 in their last 23 home games against the Maple Leafs and 70-27-8 at home against Toronto all-time.
  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres to 6-1-1 in their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Chad Johnson made 38 saves on 41 shots faced tonight, improving to 6-2-0 in his last nine appearances with a .933 save percentage and a 2.05 goals-against average in those contests.
  • With a power-play goal and an assist tonight, Sam Reinhart now has 23 points (9+14) in his last 22 games. He also now has 13 points (5+8) in his last 13 home games.
  • With two points (1+1), Jason Pominville now has 50 points (19+31) in 51 games against the Maple Leafs as a member of the Sabres.
  • With two assists, Rasmus Ristolainen now has six points (1+5) in his last six games.
  • Johan Larsson’s two-point night (1+1) gives him nine points (4+5) in eight career games against Toronto, including five points (3+2) in the last three meetings.
  • Ryan O’Reilly logged two points (1+1) tonight and now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 11 games and 21 points (8+13) in his last 16 home games. His four-game point streak (1+4) is tied as his longest streak of the season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen L .792 5.21
Sabres Johnson W .927 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs Andersen 32-18-5 .919 2.78
Sabres Johnson 7-10-3 .898 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri

Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov

Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin

Post-Game Report: 3/25 vs. Toronto

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(35-24-15)
1 1 0 2 34
Sabres
(31-32-12)
2 3 0 5 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • After tonight’s Sabres win, the home team has won 24 of the last 28 games between Buffalo and Toronto.
    • The Sabres are now 18-2-1 in their last 21 home games against the Maple Leafs, who haven’t won in consecutive visits to Buffalo since March 21 and Dec. 21, 2008.
  • With two goals and an assist, Jack Eichel recorded his fifth three-point game of the season and the sixth of his career.
    • It was Eichel’s 11th multi-point game in his last 33 games. The Sabres improved to 13-2-0 this season (and 22-5-0 in his career) when Eichel records at least two points.
    • Eichel now has eight points (3+5) in six career games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres improved to 10-0-1 in 2016-17 when Ryan O’Reilly (1+1) records two or more points in a game.
  • Dmitry Kulikov, playing in his 500th NHL game tonight, notched his 10th career power-play goal and his first since Feb. 10, 2015 vs. Anaheim.
  • With his goal, Evander Kane now has nine points (7+2) in his last nine games against the Maple Leafs.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist tonight gave him four points (1+3) in four games against the Maple Leafs this season.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen
McElhinney
ND
L
.875
.864
6.11
4.50
Sabres Lehner W .941 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Maple Leafs
Andersen
McElhinney
30-15-14
6-6-2
.919
.921
2.64
2.61
Sabres Lehner 21-23-8 .921 2.61

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews

Maple Leafs forward Connor Brown

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly

Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney

Post-Game Report: 11/3 vs. TOR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(4-4-3)
1 1 0 2 29
Sabres
(4-4-2)
0 1 0 1 43

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Maple Leafs earned their first win in Buffalo since a 4-3 overtime win on Jan. 29, 2013, breaking a seven-game losing streak at KeyBank Center.
    • The win snapped a 1,373-day drought, the series record for most days between Maple Leafs wins in Buffalo since Toronto joined the Eastern Conference.
    • The Sabres are now 17-2-1 in their last 20 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres set a season high with 43 shots tonight. It was the team’s highest shot total since they recorded 43 on March 18 vs. Carolina.
  • With his goal, Marcus Foligno now has a point (1+2) in each of his last three games against the Maple Leafs.
    • Johan Larsson, who assisted on the goal, now has seven points (3+4) in seven career games against Toronto.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Toronto Andersen W .977 1.00
Buffalo Lehner L .931 2.05

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Toronto Andersen 4-2-3 .903 3.19
Buffalo Lehner 3-3-1 .922 2.30

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen

Post-Game Report: 3/31 vs. TOR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Maple Leafs
(28-38-11)
0 1 0 1 26
Sabres
(32-35-11)
2 1 1 4 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 7-4-4 (.600) in March, making it the team’s best month since April 2013 (8-4-0).
  • The Sabres improved to 17-1-1 in their last 19 home games against the Maple Leafs, including wins in each of the last seven.
  • Tonight’s game marked Cal O’Reilly’s first career multi-goal game and his first multi-point game since Nov. 7, 2010 at ANA (1+1).
  • Cal O’Reilly’s first goal (assisted by Ryan O’Reilly) marked the first time in Sabres history that two brothers have combined on a goal.
  • Johan Larsson (2+0) also recorded his first career multi-goal game and tied his career high with five shots.
  • Chad Johnson earned his 20th win of the season, becoming the first Sabres goaltender to reach that mark since Ryan Miller in 2011-12.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Cal O’Reilly

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Maple Leafs forward Tobias Lindberg

Maple Leafs forward Kasperi Kapanen

Maple Leafs forward Brooks Laich

Maple Leafs defenseman Andrew Campbell