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Post-Game Report: 4/4 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(29-46-6)
2 0 0 2 23
Sabres
(32-39-10)
1 2 2 5 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres finished the season with 21 wins at home, marking their highest total since the 2011-12 season.
  • With his 217th goal as a Sabre, Jason Pominville passed Don Luce for sole possession of 10th-most goals in franchise history.
  • With three points (1+2) tonight, Jack Eichel became the first Sabre to record 80 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • Eichel recorded seven points (1+6) in four games against Ottawa this season.
    • Eichel now has 19 points (5+14) in 13 career games against the Senators. It’s his best per-game output against any opponent.
  • Victor Olofsson (1+1) recorded his first career multi-point NHL game.
  • Sam Reinhart’s two-point night (1+1) gives him seven points (2+5) in his last six games against Ottawa.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators
Daccord L .875 5.00
Sabres Hutton W .913 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Daccord 0-1-0 .875 5.00
Sabres Hutton 18-25-5 .908 3.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Senators head coach Marc Crawford

Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Senators forward Brady Tkachuk

Senators goaltender Joey Daccord

Game Preview: 4/4/19 vs. Ottawa

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, April 2
Nashville 3 at Buffalo 2
Goals: Okposo, Skinner
Goalie: Hutton (32 saves/35 shots)
PP: 0/3; PK: 1/1; Shots: Nashville 35 – Buffalo 28

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 243)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (upper body, March 23) – 7 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, March 25) – 6 games
Vladimir Sobotka (upper body, March 30) – 3 games
Marco Scandella (lower body, March 31) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
4/3: Assigned D William Borgen to Rochester (AHL)

REMAINING GAMES
Saturday, April 6: Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SENATORS at SABRES

  • This is the fourth and final meeting between the Sabres and Senators this season.
  • Last meeting: Ottawa defeated Buffalo 4-0 in Ottawa on March 26
  • The Sabres are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Senators; 6-3-1 at home.
  • This is the 141st game all-time between Buffalo and Ottawa; Buffalo has a 68-52-20 series record.
  • The Sabres are 37-23-8 at home against the Senators all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 5-11-2 all-time on April 4.
  • April 4, 1973: The Sabres appear in the first playoff game in franchise history, a 2-1 loss at Montreal.
  • April 4, 1981: The Sabres chase Red Wings goaltender Larry Lozinski with three goals on eight shots in the first period on the way to a 5-4 win in Detroit that featured two-goal performances by Tony McKegney and Andre Savard.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres have gone 9-3-3 in their last 15 games against the Senators and have a 10-4-4 record in their last 18 meetings in Buffalo.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded 16 points (4+12) in 12 career games against the Senators, including at least a point in all but two of those games and eight points (1+7) in six home games. His 1.33 points per game against the Senators represent his highest per-game output against any Eastern Conference opponent.
  • Sam Reinhart has posted 12 points (5+7) in his last 13 games against the Senators.
  • Jason Pominville and Jeff Skinner have both totaled four points (3+1) in three meetings with the Senators so far this season.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has recorded an assist in both of his first two meetings with Ottawa this season and has 10 assists in his last 12 games against the Senators.
  • Scott Wilson has recorded a point in each of his last three games against the Senators (2+1).
  • Casey Mittelstadt has recorded three points (1+2) in two career home games against Ottawa.

ASSISTOLAINEN

  • With his assist on Tuesday vs. Nashville, Rasmus Ristolainen (5+35) has turned in his fourth consecutive season featuring at least 40 points.
  • He has become just the third defenseman in Sabres history to record 40 points in at least four consecutive seasons, joining Phil Housley and Jerry Korab.
  • Now in his sixth season with the Sabres, Ristolainen ranks ninth all-time among Sabres defensemen in both assists (155) and points (191).
  • Ristolainen’s 26 even-strength points this season (4+22) surpassed his previous single-season high of 20 set in the 2015-16 season.

SHOOTERS SHOOT
Entering play Wednesday, Jack Eichel ranked fifth in the NHL with a career-high 298 shots on goal this season. With two more shots this season, Eichel will record the seventh 300-shot season in Sabres history and the first since Alexander Mogilny (360) and Pat LaFontaine (306) in 1992-93.

WELCOME TO THE NHL

  • Victor Olofsson, who made his NHL debut on March 28 vs. Detroit, has recorded two points (1+1) in four NHL games.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Olofsson ranks among Buffalo’s leaders in shots (T-2nd, 13), shot attempts (T-2nd, 25) and scoring chances (2nd, 11) in his four games with the team.
  • He also leads the team at 5-on-5 during those games in corsi for percentage (57.66%), shots for percentage (60.32%) and scoring chances for percentage (63.64%).
  • In his first season in North America, Olofsson has recorded a team-high 60 points (27+33) in 64 AHL games with the Rochester Americans, also leading all Rochester skaters in assists and tying for the team lead in goals. He led all SHL players with 27 goals in 2017-18.

A FRESH START

  • Through his first 18 games with the Sabres, Brandon Montour has recorded nine points (2+7), tying Jack Eichel (6+3) for most points during that stretch. Seven of his nine points as a Sabre (2+5) have come at even strength.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Montour’s CF%, FF% and SCF% during 5-on-5 play through 18 games with the Sabres top his full-season rates in each of those categories from both of his first two NHL seasons, as well as his rates through 62 games with Anaheim this season.
  • In these 18 games, Montour has also seen a drastic uptick in scoring rates in goals (.36), assists (.72) and points (1.07) per 60 minutes played at 5-on-5 compared to his rates from the last two seasons.

DAH-LEAN ON ME

  • Entering play Wednesday, Rasmus Dahlin led rookie defensemen and ranked fourth among all NHL rookies in points (41). His 33 assists ranked second among all rookies.
  • With 41 points (8+33) through 80 games, Dahlin will finish the season with more points per game than he had in the Swedish Hockey League last season, when he totaled 20 points (7+13) in 41 games for Frölunda.
  • With his assist on March 20 vs. Toronto, Dahlin passed Bobby Orr (38 points in 1966-67) for the second-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday, trailing only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).
  • With seven multi-point games so far this season, Dahlin has recorded more multi-point games as an 18-year-old than all but two defensemen in NHL history: Housley (13) and Orr (8).
  • Dahlin’s three game-winning goals this season are the most ever recorded by a Sabres rookie defenseman. His total also ties for ninth-most by any Sabres rookie and eighth-most in a season by any defenseman in franchise history.

JACK ATTACK

  • Jack Eichel has set new career-high marks in goals (27), assists (50) and points (77) this season. He is the first Sabres player to record at least 75 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Jason Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • Eichel is also the first Sabres player to record at least 50 assists since Jason Pominville (53) in 2007-08.
  • He has joined Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek as the third player in franchise history to record at least 20 goals in each of his first four NHL seasons.

SKINNER, SKINNER, CHICKEN DINNER

  • Jeff Skinner has scored a career-high 38 goals this season, becoming the fifth player ever to score at least 35 in his first season with the Sabres.
  • He has tied Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for third-most ever scored by a first-year Sabre, trailing only Pat LaFontaine (46 in 1991-92) and Rick Martin (44 in 1971-72).
  • Skinner’s 30 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres, breaking a record previously held by Danny Gare (26) since 1974-75.
  • Skinner needs two goals to become the first Sabres player to score at least 40 goals since Thomas Vanek (40) in 2008-09. He would become just the 11th different player in Sabres history to score at least 40 in a season.

LEADING THE WAY
Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart have both shattered their previous career high point totals on the strength of improved production at even strength:

Player/Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
Eichel Career High (2017-18) 67 25 39 64 22 20 42
Eichel 2018-19 75 27 50 77 19 34 53
               
Reinhart Career High (2017-18) 82 25 25 50 13 16 29
Reinhart 2018-19 80 20 42 62 18 30 48

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 4/3 games)

  • Eichel: 298 S (5th)
  • Ristolainen: 24:42 TOI/GP (9th)
  • Skinner: 3 OTG (T-3rd), 30 EVG (T-6th), 7 GWG (T-9th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (225), Girgensons (139), Larsson (107)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (121), Bogosian (116), McCabe (95)
Shots: Eichel (298), Skinner (262), Ristolainen (177)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 6-4-0 (12), 26/28, 8/38, 22/30
11-20: 6-2-2 (14), 35/27, 4/28, 26/29
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/32, 5/28, 23/29
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 24/27, 7/31, 27/29
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 30/34, 1/25, 14/20
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 26/38, 7/30, 19/22
61-70: 2-8-0 (4), 23/39, 6/27, 18/26
71-80: 1-8-1 (3), 20/42, 4/24, 17/22

OVERTIME RESULTS (7-7; 120-128 all-time)
Oct. 27 at CBJ: L, 5-4 (GWG-Panarin, 0:31)
Oct. 30 vs. CGY: L, 2-1 (GWG-Gaudreau, 2:40)
Nov. 8 at MTL: W, 6-5 (GWG-Ristolainen, 1:38)
Nov. 19 at PIT: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel, 0:45)
Nov. 23 vs. MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 3:06)
Nov. 27 vs. SJS: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 1:41)
Nov. 30 at FLA: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barkov, 2:26)
Dec. 4 vs. TOR: L, 4-3 (GWG-Matthews, 4:57)
Dec. 11 vs. LAK: W, 4-3 (GWG-Skinner, 1:49)
Dec. 29 vs. BOS: L, 3-2 (GWG-Kuraly, 3:44)
Jan. 16 at CGY: W, 4-3 (GWG-Eichel, 1:10)
Feb. 8 vs. CAR: L, 6-5 (GWG-Teravainen, 3:25)
March 1 vs. PIT: W, 4-3 (GWG-Sheary, 4:11)
March 28 vs. DET: L, 5-4 (GWG-Bertuzzi, 2:18)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (5-3; 75-69 all-time)
Nov. 10 vs. VAN: W, 4-3 (GDG-Mittelstadt)
Nov. 16 at WPG: W, 2-1 (GDG-Sheary)
Nov. 24 at DET: W, 3-2 (GDG-Reinhart)
Dec. 15 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Ovechkin)
Feb. 5 vs. MIN: W, 5-4 (GDG-Reinhart)
Feb. 21 at TBL: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stamkos)
March 7 at CHI: L, 5-4 (GDG-Kane)
March 17 vs. STL: W, 4-3 (GDG-Reinhart)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Goals
Jason Pominville … 1 goal … 217 goals with Sabres (sole possession, 10th in franchise history)
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 1 assist … 300 career assists
Jeff Skinner … 2 assists … 200 career assists 

RECENT MILESTONES
Victor Olofsson … 1st NHL goal … March 30 at NYI

Game Preview: 3/26/19 at Ottawa

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Monday, March 25
Buffalo 1 at New Jersey 3
Goals: Reinhart
Goalie: Ullmark (18 saves/20 shots); 1 ENG
PP: 0/3; PK: 1/3; Shots: Buffalo 46 – New Jersey 21

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 219)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Jake McCabe (upper body, March 4) – 10 games
Matt Hunwick (upper body, March 23) – 2 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, March 25) – 1 game

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
3/24: Recalled D Lawrence Pilut from Rochester (AHL)
3/26: Recalled D William Borgen from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Thursday, March 28: Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 30: Buffalo at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 31: Columbus at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2: Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 4: Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at SENATORS

  • This is the third of four meetings between the Sabres and Senators this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Ottawa 9-2 in Buffalo on Nov. 3, 2018
  • Next meeting: Thursday, April 4 in Buffalo
  • The Sabres are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Senators; 5-3-2 on the road.
  • This is the 140th game all-time between Buffalo and Ottawa; Buffalo has a 68-51-20 series record.
  • The Sabres are 31-28-12 on the road against the Senators all-time.

THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 11-10-2 all-time on March 26.
  • March 26, 1971: Phil Goyette and Gerry Meehan score goals 18 seconds apart in the third period as the Sabres defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 at the Aud.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres are 9-3-3 against the Senators since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, including a 5-1-2 record in eight visits to Ottawa during that span.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded 16 points (4+12) in 11 career games against the Senators, including at least a point in all but one of those games. His 1.45 points per game against the Senators represent his highest per-game output against any NHL team.
  • Eichel has tallied a point in each of his road games in Ottawa, totaling eight points (3+5) in five career visits.
  • Sam Reinhart has posted 12 points (5+7) in his last 12 games against the Senators.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has recorded three points (1+2) in three career games against Ottawa.
  • Jason Pominville and Jeff Skinner have both totaled four points (3+1) in two meetings with the Senators so far this season. Skinner has also recorded a point in each of his last three visits to Ottawa (2+1)
  • Rasmus Ristolainen and Marco Scandella have each recorded an assist in both of Buffalo’s previous meetings with Ottawa this season. Ristolainen now has 10 assists in his last 12 games against the Senators.
  • Scott Wilson has recorded a point in each of his last three games against the Senators (2+1), including a goal in both of his visits to Ottawa last season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin (0+4) enters tonight’s game on a four-game point streak. With a point tonight, he would tie his career-best streak set from Jan. 8 to 16 (1+5).

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s 15th of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began with a 3-1 loss last night at New Jersey. The Sabres are 7-7-1 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 6-6-2 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in their previous back-to-back sets is: four points (3), three points (1), two points (6), one point (2) and zero points (2).

A FRESH START

  • Through his first 13 games with the Sabres, Brandon Montour has recorded seven points (2+5), tying Jack Eichel (5+2) and Conor Sheary (4+3) for most points during that stretch. Six of his seven points as a Sabre (2+4) have come at even strength.
  • According to NaturalStatTrick.com, Montour’s CF%, FF% and SCF% during 5-on-5 play through 13 games with the Sabres top his full-season rates in each of those categories from both of his first two NHL seasons, as well as his rates through 62 games with Anaheim this season.
  • In these 13 games, Montour has also seen a drastic uptick in scoring rates in goals (.51), assists (.76) and points (1.27) per 60 minutes played at 5-on-5 compared to his rates from the last two seasons.

DAH-LEAN ON ME

  • After last night’s game, Rasmus Dahlin led rookie defensemen and ranked third among all NHL rookies in points (41). His 33 assists ranked second among all rookies.
  • With 41 points (8+33) through 75 games, Dahlin is already guaranteed to finish the season with more points per game than he had in the Swedish Hockey League last season, when he totaled 20 points (7+13) in 41 games for Frölunda.
  • With his assist on March 20 vs. Toronto, Dahlin passed Bobby Orr (38 points in 1966-67) for the second-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday, trailing only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).
  • With seven multi-point games so far this season, Dahlin has recorded more multi-point games as an 18-year-old than all but two defensemen in NHL history: Housley (13) and Orr (8).
  • Dahlin’s three game-winning goals this season are the most ever recorded by a Sabres rookie defenseman. His total also ties for ninth-most by any Sabres rookie and eighth-most in a season by any defenseman in franchise history.

JACK ATTACK

  • Jack Eichel has totaled 26 goals and 75 points this season, setting new career-high marks in both categories. He is the first Sabres player to record at least 75 points in a season since Derek Roy (81) and Jason Pominville (80) both did so in 2007-08.
  • With 49 assists so far this season, Eichel is the first Sabres player to record at least 45 assists in a season since Tim Connolly recorded 48 in 2009-10. The last Sabre to record at least 50 assists was Pominville (53) in 2007-08.
  • He has also joined Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek as the third player in franchise history to record at least 20 goals in each of his first four NHL seasons.

30 FOR 30

  • With his goal on Saturday at Montreal, Jack Eichel has now scored against each of Buffalo’s 30 opponents.
  • By doing so, Eichel became the second-youngest player (22 years, 146 days) ever to score against 30 different NHL teams, trailing only Aleksander Barkov, who did so at 22 years, 139 days with his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 19, 2018.
  • Artemi Panarin (247 games) is the only player who has scored against 30 NHL opponents in fewer games than Eichel’s

SKINNER, SKINNER, CHICKEN DINNER

  • Jeff Skinner has scored 37 goals this season, becoming the fifth player ever to score at least 35 in his first season with the Sabres and tying his previous single-season high set in 2016-17.
  • With his next goal, he will tie Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for third-most ever scored by a first-year Sabre.
  • Skinner’s 29 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres, breaking a record previously held by Danny Gare (26) since 1974-75.
  • Skinner is on pace to become the first Sabres player to score at least 40 goals since Thomas Vanek (40) in 2008-09 and would have the highest total since Thomas Vanek scored 43 in 2006-07. He would become just the 11th different player in Sabres history to score at least 40 in a season.

RISING IN THE RECORD BOOKS

  • With his goal on March 2 at Toronto, Jason Pominville tied Don Luce for 10th-most regular-season goals in Sabres history (216). He now trails Rene Robert by six goals for ninth-most all-time.
  • Pominville needs eight points to tie Luce for seventh-most in franchise history (526) and eight assists to tie him for seventh-most in that category (310).

LEADING THE WAY
Each of the Sabres’ top three scorers is currently on pace to top his previous personal best in points on the strength of career-best production at even strength:

Player/Season GP G A PTS ES G ES A ES P
Eichel Career High (2017-18) 67 25 39 64 22 20 42
Eichel 2018-19 70 26 49 75 18 34 52
Eichel 2018-19 (Pace) 77 29 54 83 20 37 57
               
Reinhart Career High (2017-18) 82 25 25 50 13 16 29
Reinhart 2018-19 75 20 41 61 18 29 47
Reinhart 2018-19 (Pace) 82 22 45 67 20 32 51
               
Skinner Career High (2016-17) 79 37 26 63 30 18 48
Skinner 2018-19 75 37 22 59 29 14 43
Skinner 2018-19 (Pace) 82 40 24 65 32 15 47

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings after last night’s game)

  • Eichel: 278 S (6th)
  • Ristolainen: 24:42 TOI/GP (9th)
  • Skinner: 3 OTG (T-3rd), 29 EVG (T-5th), 7 GWG (T-6th)

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (219), Girgensons (129), Larsson (99)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (119), Bogosian (116), McCabe (95)
Shots: Eichel (278), Skinner (248), Ristolainen (177)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 6-4-0 (12), 26/28, 8/38, 22/30
11-20: 6-2-2 (14), 35/27, 4/28, 26/29
21-30: 5-3-2 (12), 31/32, 5/28, 23/29
31-40: 4-4-2 (10), 24/27, 7/31, 27/29
41-50: 4-6-0 (8), 30/34, 1/25, 14/20
51-60: 3-6-1 (7), 26/38, 7/30, 19/22
61-70: 2-8-0 (4), 23/39, 6/27, 18/26
71-80: 1-4-0 (2), 13/21. 2/13, 8/11

OVERTIME RESULTS (7-6; 120-127 all-time)
Oct. 27 at CBJ: L, 5-4 (GWG-Panarin, 0:31)
Oct. 30 vs. CGY: L, 2-1 (GWG-Gaudreau, 2:40)
Nov. 8 at MTL: W, 6-5 (GWG-Ristolainen, 1:38)
Nov. 19 at PIT: W, 5-4 (GWG-Eichel, 0:45)
Nov. 23 vs. MTL: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 3:06)
Nov. 27 vs. SJS: W, 3-2 (GWG-Skinner, 1:41)
Nov. 30 at FLA: L, 3-2 (GWG-Barkov, 2:26)
Dec. 4 vs. TOR: L, 4-3 (GWG-Matthews, 4:57)
Dec. 11 vs. LAK: W, 4-3 (GWG-Skinner, 1:49)
Dec. 29 vs. BOS: L, 3-2 (GWG-Kuraly, 3:44)
Jan. 16 at CGY: W, 4-3 (GWG-Eichel, 1:10)
Feb. 8 vs. CAR: L, 6-5 (GWG-Teravainen, 3:25)
March 1 vs. PIT: W, 4-3 (GWG-Sheary, 4:11)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (6-2; 76-68 all-time)
Nov. 10 vs. VAN: W, 4-3 (GDG-Mittelstadt)
Nov. 16 at WPG: W, 2-1 (GDG-Sheary)
Nov. 24 at DET: W, 3-2 (GDG-Reinhart)
Dec. 15 at WSH: L, 4-3 (GDG-Ovechkin)
Feb. 5 vs. MIN: W, 5-4 (GDG-Reinhart)
Feb. 21 at TBL: L, 2-1 (GDG-Stamkos)
March 7 at CHI: L, 5-4 (GDG-Kane)
March 17 vs. STL: W, 4-3 (GDG-Reinhart)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Goals
Jason Pominville … 1 goal … 217 goals with Sabres (sole possession, 10th in franchise history)
Jack Eichel … 1 goal … 100 career goals
Assists
Kyle Okposo … 1 assist … 300 career assists
Jeff Skinner … 3 assists … 200 career assists
Points
Jason Pominville … 8 points … 526 assists with Sabres (T-7th in franchise history)
Rasmus Ristolainen … 10 points … 200 career points 

RECENT MILESTONES
Sam Reinhart … 200th NHL point … March 23 at MTL

Post-Game Report: 11/3 vs. Ottawa

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Senators
(5-6-2)
0 1 1 2 29
Sabres
(7-5-2)
3 4 2 9 41

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres scored nine goals in a game for the first time since Jan 27, 2009 at Edmonton (10-2 win).
    • The last time Buffalo scored nine goals in a home game was Jan. 18, 2008 vs. Atlanta (10-1 win).
  • Jason Pominville’s three-point game (2+1) today has extended his point streak to seven games, which is tied for the eighth-longest active streak in the NHL. During his streak, Pominville has 13 points (7+6).
    • The streak is Pominville’s longest streak since he posted points in seven straight from March 9 to 20, 2014.
    • Since the streak began on Oct. 20, Pominville is tied with linemate Jeff Skinner (8+5) for the NHL lead in points. Eichel (1+11) ranks third in the league during that span.
  • In his 10 games since Oct. 13, Skinner is tied for second in the NHL in goals (9) and points (16). This marks the best 10-game stretch of his career.
  • Skinner’s nine goals so far this season tie him with Miroslav Satan in 1997-98 for the fourth-most goals in a Sabres player’s first 14 games with the team.
    • The three players who have scored more goals through their first 14 career games with the franchise: Rick Vaive in 1988-89 (12), Richard Martin in 1971-72 (10) and Wilf Paiement in 1986-87 (10)
  • Conor Sheary (0+2) recorded his 100th career point with his second assist of the game.
  • With his two assists today, Sam Reinhart has five points (1+4) in his last four games against the Senators.
  • Linus Ullmark made 27 saves to improve to 3-0-1 on the season with a .934 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
L
ND
.700
.806
12.49
7.90
Sabres Ullmark W .931 2.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Senators Anderson
McKenna
5-4-2
0-0-0
.909
.806
3.54
7.90
Sabres Ullmark 3-0-1 .934 2.00

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jason Pominville

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Senators head coach Guy Boucher

Senators forward Mark Stone

Senators forward Magnus Paajarvi

Senators defenseman Cody Ceci

Game Preview: 11/3/18 vs. Ottawa

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LAST GAME
Thursday, November 1
Buffalo 2 at Ottawa 4
Goals: Pominville, Skinner
Goalie: Hutton (28 saves/31 shots); 1 ENG
PP: 1/4; PK: 3/5; Shots: Buffalo 48 – Ottawa 32

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 53)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Matt Hunwick (neck, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 13 games
Sean Malone (knee, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 13 games
Scott Wilson (ankle, Oct. 4; injured reserve) – 13 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
N/A

UPCOMING GAMES
Sunday, Nov. 4: Buffalo at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8: Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10: Vancouver at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16: Buffalo at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

TODAY’S GAME
SENATORS at SABRES

  • This is the second of four meetings between the Sabres and Senators this season.
  • Last meeting: Ottawa defeated Buffalo 4-2 in Ottawa on Nov. 1
  • Next meeting: Tuesday, March 26 in Ottawa
  • The Sabres are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Senators; 5-4-1 at home
  • This is the 139th game all-time between Buffalo and Ottawa; Buffalo has a 67-51-20 series record.
  • The Sabres are 36-23-8 at home against the Senators all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 8-7-2 all-time on November 3.
  • November 3, 1990: Benoit Hogue scores twice and Daren Puppa stops 30 of 31 shots as the Sabres top the Bruins 4-1.
  • November 3, 2008: Ryan Miller makes 24 saves to record his second consecutive shutout and the ninth of his career in a 2-0 win at New Jersey.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres are 3-1-1 in their last five home games and are looking to extend their home point streak to three games today.
  • The Sabres have gone 8-2-3 in their last 13 games against the Senators and have a 9-4-4 record in their last 17 meetings in Buffalo.
  • Jake McCabe has recorded seven points (1+6) in his last seven games.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded 13 points (4+9) in 10 career games against the Senators. Eichel enters today’s game with 14 points (4+10) in his last 12 games overall.
  • Evan Rodrigues has tallied a point in each of his last two games against Ottawa (1+1).

WHAT’S THE SKINNY?

  • Jeff Skinner has 13 points (7+6) in his last nine games and entered play Friday tied for sixth in the league with a plus-10 rating.
  • Skinner’s torrid nine-game stretch began on Oct. 13 at Arizona. Entering play Friday, he tied for fifth in the league with seven goals and tied for sixth in the league with 13 points (7+6) during that span.
  • All but one of Skinner’s goals have come at even strength this season, and his six even-strength tallies tied him for 10th in the NHL entering play Friday.

WELCOME TO POMINVILLE

  • Jason Pominville enters today’s game on a six-game point streak, during which he has totaled 10 points (5+5) and averaged 17:19 of ice time per game. It’s his first six-game point streak since Jan. 19 to 31, 2017 (2+6).
  • Entering play Friday, the streak tied as the 10th-longest active point streak in the NHL.
  • A point today would give him points in seven straight contests for the first time since March 9 to 20, 2014, when he posted eight points in seven games (4+4).

BACK-TO-BACK
Today’s game opens Buffalo’s second of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, which continues tomorrow night at NY Rangers. The Sabres are 1-0-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 1-0-0 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in their previous back-to-back sets is: four points (1), three points (0), two points (0), one point (0) and zero points (0).

HOME-AND-HOME

  • Tonight’s game is the second in a home-and-home series between the Sabres and Senators that began with a 4-2 Senators win on Thursday in Ottawa.
  • The Sabres and Senators have previously played seven home-and-home series, with the Sabres going 5-2-0 in the home games and 2-3-2 (one tie) in the road games. Buffalo’s points breakdown in these previous series is as follows: four points (1), three points (1), two points (4), one point (1), zero points (0).
  • The Sabres have played in 162 previous home-and-home series in franchise history, going 91-48-23 (.633) in the home games and 56-77-29 (.435) in the road games in previous series. The team is 70-63-29 (.522) all-time in the first game of these series and 77-62-23 (.546) in the second. Buffalo’s points breakdown in these previous series is as follows: four points (31), three points (24), two points (66), one point (16), zero points (25).

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 11/2 games)

  • Bogosian:2.5 BkS/GP (10th)
  • Eichel: 54 S (T-7th)
  • Hutton: 292 SV (8th)
  • Ristolainen: 25:21 TOI/GP (8th), 37 hits (9th)
  • Skinner: plus-10 (T-6th), 6 EVG (T-10th)
  • Ullmark: 1 SO (T-3rd), 2.00 GAA (8th)

BUF-OTT CONNECTIONS
Nathan Beaulieu:

  • Played with Senators G Mike Condon in Montreal. Senators goaltending coach Pierre Groulx was also on the Canadiens’ coaching staff during Beaulieu’s time with the team.

Patrik Berglund:

  • Played with Senators F Magnus Paajarvi in St. Louis. The duo also won a silver medal together while representing Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World Championship.

Jason Botterill:

  • Was the assistant general manager in Pittsburgh when Senators G Mike Condon played for the Penguins.

Phil Housley:

  • Played with Senators G Craig Anderson in Chicago.

Carter Hutton:

  • Played with Senators F Magnus Paajarvi in St. Louis.

Johan Larsson:

  • Won a gold medal with Senators F Magnus Paajarvi while representing Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

Jake McCabe:

  • Played for Team USA with Senators G Mike Condon and D Chris Wideman at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Played for Team USA with Senators F Bobby Ryan at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.

Jason Pominville:

  • Represented the United States with Senators G Craig Anderson at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Sam Reinhart:

  • Won a gold medal while representing Canada with Senators D Cody Ceci, F Matt Duchene and F Mark Stone at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.

Conor Sheary:

  • Played with Senators G Mike Condon in Pittsburgh.

Jeff Skinner:

  • Played with Senators F Matt Duchene for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2017. They won a silver medal together in 2017.

Steve Smith:

  • Was an assistant coach in Edmonton when Senators F Magnus Paajarvi was playing for the Oilers.

Vladimir Sobotka:

  • Played with Senators F Magnus Paajarvi in St. Louis.

Tage Thompson:

  • Played with Senators F Magnus Paajarvi in St. Louis.
  • Won a gold medal for Team USA with Senators F Colin White at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The duo also played together the following year at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, winning a bronze medal.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (37), Girgensons (19), McCabe (19)
Blocked Shots: Ristolainen (23), McCabe (22), Bogosian (20)
Shots: Eichel (54), Skinner (40), Pominville (32)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 6-4-0 (12), 26/28, 8/38, 22/30
11-20: 0-1-2 (2), 8/10, 2/11, 11/13

OVERTIME RESULTS (0-2; 113-123 all-time)
Oct. 27 at CBJ: L, 5-4 (GWG-Panarin, 0:31)
Oct. 30 vs. CGY: L, 2-1 (GWG-Gaudreau, 2:40)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-0; 70-66 all-time)
N/A

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Games Played
Conor Sheary … 3 games … 200 career games played
Remi Elie … 6 games … 100 career games played
Nathan Beaulieu … 8 games … 300 career games played
Jeff Skinner … 8 games … 600 career games played
Evan Rodrigues … 10 games … 100 career games played
Goals
Jason Pominville … 4 goals … 211 goals with Sabres (T-11th in franchise history)
Points
Conor Sheary … 2 points … 100 career points
Jeff Skinner … 8 points … 400 career points
Jack Eichel … 9 points … 200 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
Jason Pominville … 501st point with Sabres (9th in franchise history) … Nov. 1 at OTT
Jason Pominville … 1,000th NHL game … Nov. 1 at OTT