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Post-Game Report: 12/4 vs. ARI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(13-12-1)
1 0 1 2 20
Sabres
(11-12-3)
0 2 3 5 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With five goals tonight, the Sabres have scored four or more goals in four consecutive games (same season) for the first time since they did it in five straight from Feb. 20 to March 2, 2007.
  • With Buffalo’s second goal, Jamie McGinn extended his point streak to four games (2+3) for the first time since April 5 to 10, 2014.
  • Evander Kane scored Buffalo’s first shorthanded goal since Brian Gionta scored one on March 30, 2015 at Arizona.
    • With two goals tonight, Kane has recorded three straight two-point games for the first time since Jan. 22 to 27, 2013.
    • Kane now has seven points (5+2) in his last five games.
  • With an assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has 13 points (3+10) in his last 13 games.
    • Ristolainen also has a point (2+1) in each of his three career games against the Coyotes.
  • Josh Gorges (one assist tonight) now has a point in three straight home games (1+2) for the second time in his career (last: Feb. 28 to March 12, 2009).
  • With an assist tonight, David Legwand has at least a point in each of his last six games against the Coyotes, totaling 10 points (3+7) in those six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s assist gives him five points (1+4) in his last five games.
    • O’Reilly now has eight points (3+5) in his last eight games against the Coyotes, including at least a point in each of the last five.
  • Tonight was Matt Moulson’s 500th NHL game.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Jamie McGinn

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett

Coyotes forward Max Domi

Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith

Post-Game Report: 12/23 vs. PHX

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Coyotes
(19-10-7)
0 1 0 0 1 37
Sabres
(10-24-3)
0 0 1 1 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won three straight home games for the first time since they won five in a row from Feb. 19 to March 12, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now 4-0-1 in their last five home games, getting points in five straight for the first time since they went 3-0-2 from March 2 to March 30, 2013.
  • Ryan Miller has improved to 5-0-0 in five career starts against the Coyotes, with a .966 save percentage and a 0.98 goals against average.
  • Miller is 4-1-0 in his last five starts, with a .958 save percentage and a 1.37 goals against average.
  • The Sabres dressed only 16 skaters tonight. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the team last iced 16 or fewer skaters on Jan. 7, 1981 vs. Quebec (5-1 Sabres win), when they dressed 17 skaters, but only 15 saw the ice.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett

Coyotess forward Keith Yandle

Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith