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Post-Game Report: 3/4 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(30-26-8)
0 1 0 0 1 2 32
Sabres
(27-26-12)
1 0 0 0 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Jack Eichel’s assist on Buffalo’s goal extends his point streak to a career-best nine games (2+10).
    • Eichel’s point streak is the longest active streak in the NHL and the longest by a Sabre since Tim Connolly tallied points in 16 straight from Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan. 25, 2010.
  • With his power-play goal in the first period, Ryan O’Reilly has points in 13 of his last 15 games at KeyBank Center, including five points (2+3) in his last three games.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen earned the primary assist on O’Reilly’s goal, tying him for the league lead with 21 power-play assists this season.
  • Injury Update: Dmitry Kulikov left tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning
Vasilevskiy W .969 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .969 0.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning Vasilevskiy 14-13-5 .913 2.69
Sabres Lehner 18-18-8 .922 2.59

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman

Post-Game Report: 11/5 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(7-6-2)
3 0 1 4 22
Sabres
(5-8-0)
0 1 0 1 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With just five total shots between the teams in the third period, the Sabres and Lightning tied a Sabres record for fewest combined shots in a period.
    • The record was initially set on March 14, 1972 vs. Minnesota and matched three times before tonight (Dec. 23, 1972 vs. Los Angeles; Jan. 13, 1974 vs. St. Louis; March 17, 2002 at Florida).
    • The Sabres allowed three Lightning shots in the period, the fewest since allowing two to Tampa Bay in the second period on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • The Sabres outshot the Lightning 31-22 tonight, marking the 10th time Buffalo has outshot its opponent in the team’s first 13 games.
    • The Sabres are 4-6-0 when outshooting their opponents this season.
    • The Sabres outshot their opponents just 10 times all of last season, finishing the season 5-5-0 in those games.
  • Jack Eichel scored in his third consecutive home game tonight and finished tonight’s game tied for third in the NHL with five home goals this season.
  • With the start tonight, Linus Ullmark became the first goaltender to make three straight team starts in his first NHL season since Ryan Miller did so from Dec. 31, 2002 to Jan. 10, 2003.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy