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Post-Game Report: 11/7 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(8-7-1)
0 1 0 1 25
Sabres
(5-8-2)
1 0 2 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres held the Capitals to 25 total shots and four shots in the first period, marking the season low for total shots by an opponent and tying the previous single-period low (3x, last: 11/4 at Dallas).
  • With his goal, Benoit Pouliot now has five goals and six points in his last seven games.
    • Pouliot earned his third game-winning goal of the season, tying for fourth-most in the NHL.
    • The Sabres are now 4-0-0 when Pouliot scores and 5-0-0 when he records a point.
  • Pouliot also has totaled five points (4+1) in his last five games against the Capitals.
  • With two goals tonight, Evander Kane is tied for sixth in the NHL with nine goals.
  • Taylor Fedun skated a career-high 20:59 tonight, topping his previous high (18:48, 1/15/16 at Carolina) by more than two minutes.
  • With a 24-save performance tonight, Robin Lehner improved to 2-1-1 in five appearances at home this season with a .956 save percentage and a 1.37 goals-against average.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Capitals
Grubauer L .935 2.02
Sabres Lehner W .960 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Grubauer 0-4-1 .886 3.70
Sabres Lehner 4-5-1 .902 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz

Capitals forward Tom Wilson

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. WSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Capitals
(20-14-5)
0 0 1 0 0 1 50
Sabres
(11-24-4)
0 1 0 0 1 2 17

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Ryan MillerĀ made a career-high 49 saves, improving to 3-0-0 in games in which he faced 50 or more shots. The others were Nov. 5, 2013 at SJS and Jan. 8, 2010 vs. TOR.
  • The Sabres overcame a 33-shot deficit in the win, the largest such deficit in a win in franchise history. The previous record was 31, in a 7-5 win at BOS on March 21, 1971.
  • With the win, the Sabres have now won four consecutive home games for the first time since they won five in a row from Feb. 19 to March 12, 2012.
  • With a 5-0-1 record in the last six home games, the Sabres have points in six straight at home for the first time since they went 7-0-2 from Feb. 17 to March 24, 2012.
  • Miller has now backstopped the Sabres to points in five straight starts (4-0-1) for the first time since he went 8-0-2 from March 7 to March 27, 2012.
  • Miller is now 48-28 all-time in shootouts (including a 26-13 mark at home), holding the NHL record for most career shootout victories.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Drew Stafford

Sabres forward Steve Ott

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Capitals head coach Adam Oates

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin

Capitals forward Troy Brouwer

Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer