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Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
1 0 1 1 3 42
1 1 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-4-3 at home this season and 11-3-6 in one-goal games.
  • Buffalo also fell to 8-6 in games that have been tied after regulation this season, including a 5-5 record in overtime.
  • With his assist on Marco Scandella’s goal, Sam Reinhart has matched his career high with his 30th assist of the season.
  • Johan Larsson’s goal tonight was his second career shorthanded tally and his first since Jan. 25, 2018 at Vancouver.
  • Scandella’s 10th career two-point night (1+1) tied his career high. His last was on Dec. 22, 2017 vs. Philadelphia (0+2).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .929 1.88
Sabres Hutton O .929 2.83
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 9-8-2 .912 2.67
Sabres Hutton 13-11-3 .916 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Johan Larsson

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk

Bruins forward Sean Kuraly

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask


Post-Game Report: 12/3 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
1 0 1 2 33
0 0 1 1 36

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Today’s loss dropped the Sabres to 3-1-1 in their last four games at home and 4-2-1 in their last seven games.
  • The Sabres outshot their opponent for the fifth time in the team’s last six games, but fell to 2-6-2 on the season when outshooting opponents.
  • Brendan Guhle logged 16:20 of ice time and a plus-1 rating in his first NHL game today. He led all Sabres with seven shot attempts and tied for the team lead with four shots on goal.
  • Evander Kane’s goal gives him a three-game point streak (1+2).
  • With an assist on Kane’s goal, Sam Reinhart now has points in four straight games played (2+3) for the second time in his career.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Rask W .972 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .939 2.04


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Rask 13-4-1 .941 1.60
Sabres Lehner 5-8-3 .922 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle (continued)

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward David Krejci

Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask

Post-Game Report: 2/10 vs. BOS

Top Notes

  • The Sabres failed to get a point in a home game against the Bruins for the first time since Nov. 3, 2010. They were 4-0-1 in their last five home contests against the Bruins.
  • Buffalo fell to 1-3-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets. They have swept one set, been swept twice, and split one set.
  • The Sabres play Northeast division opponents in eight of their 10 games from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15. They are now 3-3-1 against the Northeast so far this season.
  • Jason Pominville was held without a point in consecutive home games for the first time since Feb. 25-26, 2011.

Top Quotes

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron:

On his goal: “We need to create some momentum on the power play — find a way to score some goals — and that was a timely goal today, especially in the third period.”

On the Bruins’ power play struggles: “Sometimes you have to stay positive and find ways. [I] thought we were doing well moving the puck, whether it’s a bad bounce. Obviously we have to get better — had some bad bounces going our way and today we’ll take that lucky break. It’s karma at some point.”

On the Bruins’ start to the season: “I think we’ve got to keep playing the way we’re playing. Character has been key. We haven’t had our best games every time, but found ways to battle back and get the lead. [Wednesday’s win at] Montreal was a good example; we had a bad start but found a way to win the game in the third. At the same time, we have to realize we have to play for 60 minutes and can’t let down because we’re playing some really good teams right now. With the short season, every game’s really important.”

Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin:

On staying prepared as a backup in the NHL: “Felt very good, try to stay sharp and try to stop the pucks, just be ready every game and even if I’m not playing try to get ready like I’m gonna play, someday when I’m gonna play I’ll be ready, like today.”

On contributing to the win: “Stop all the pucks that I can and hope guys will score goals; pretty much that’s it.”

On the Bruins’ defense: “Pretty much got a little less [action] in second and third period I didn’t do much just had to stop a couple saves and keep the score less. The guys played awesome.”

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis:

On the constant opportunities against Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller: “Yeah, [Miller] played great. He played awesome last night and played awesome again tonight and that’s definitely the main thing we’ve got to clean up, is not giving up those chances and stay out of the box.”

On getting a more balanced scoring attack: “Yeah, you know, Thomas [Vanek] and [Jason Pominville] and Cody [Hodgson] have been carrying the load a lot, so we’ve talked about it quite a bit. It seems like every day we’re talking about secondary scoring needing to come through so, you know, it’s got to come.”

On why the Bruins are tough to play against: “They got a lot of depth. They got a lot of chemistry up front, too. They play well as a whole and they compete hard. I thought we played well against them in Boston and it could have gone either way tonight if we buried some chances, so we’ve got to take some positives out of it and go onto Ottawa.”

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta:

On his fight with Bruins forward Gregory Campbell: “Yeah, I was just trying to create energy and get things going. It’s not a matter of who you fight or the result of the fight. It’s a matter of showing up and showing your teammates that you’re ready to battle. You win some, you lose some. You don’t get too high or too low, and you learn from it and move forward.”

On penalty killing: “We know we’re going to have the [penalty kills], it’s just the way it is. You kill some penalties, there’s going to be penalties in the game. We have to try to limit the amount of penalties that we take, [it] took a weird bounce off the end wall but to another sense you still don’t like to get scored on. You don’t like to lose. The way it works for me is, I’m not too happy, I’m not impressed. I got a bad taste in my mouth because I hate to lose, especially to teams in our division. I just don’t like it. I’m pretty sure a lot of guys in the locker room feel the same way so we’ll go back to the video stuff, learn from it, and move forward.”

Sabres forward Jason Pominville:

 On special teams play: “Saw it last night. Found a way. And tonight was one where we got great goaltending, we couldn’t find a way to win, we couldn’t find a way to put one away and I think our power play has to be a little bit better. We had a tough time getting set up, so that’s an error where we have to improve on. I mean special teams are huge especially against teams that are on top of the league.”

On giving up too many chances on [Sabres goaltender Ryan] Miller: “You’re right with that. We’re giving up too much, we’re making it too easy on them. I feel like we have to earn every opportunity we get, we have to work for our opportunities. On the other hand, sometimes we give them the easy ones where they come around, whether it’s from a turnover we make or a miscue in our zone, they make plays. We’re running around a little bit and it ends up wasting a lot of time in our zone, and then you get the puck out, you’ve got to change and they’re coming right back at you with fresh guys. So it’s about playing in our zone first and that’s how it starts. It’s defense first.”

On Miller’s play: “Ryan played awesome. Even tonight gave us a chance to win. Made some big saves, kept us in the game early, kept us in the game late. Last night [he] won us a game. We gave up a lot of opportunities and he came up big. So it’s definitely nice to see him play that way, we just gotta be better in front of him.”