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Post-Game Report: 4/2 vs. Nashville

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(44-29-6)
1 1 1 3 35
Sabres
(31-38-10)
1 1 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his 38th goal of the season, Jeff Skinner set a new single-season career high. He also tied Gilbert Perreault (1970-71) and Ray Sheppard (1987-88) for the third-most goals scored by a first-year Sabre.
    • His 30 even-strength goals are already the most ever recorded by player in his first year with the Sabres.
    • Skinner is now two points from tying his career high of 63 set as a rookie in 2010-11 and matched in 2016-17.
  • With his goal, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (7+5) in 13 career games against the Predators, including six points (5+1) in his six meetings with Nashville as a member of the Sabres.
  • Evan Rodrigues recorded his 19th and 20th assists of the season, surpassing his previous single-season high of 18.
  • With his assist on Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen has totaled 40 points (5+35) this season.
    • Ristolainen becomes just the third defenseman in Sabres history to record 40 points in at least four consecutive seasons, joining Phil Housley and Jerry Korab.
  • Brandon Montour also recorded an assist tonight and now has nine points (2+7) in 18 games with the team.
  • Jack Eichel set a new career high with 26:14 of ice time, topping his previous high of 25:57. Eichel’s previous career high in a game that ended in regulation was 25:45 (Oct. 6, 2018 vs. NYR).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators
Rinne W .929 2.00
Sabres Hutton L .914 3.10

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 27-19-4 .917 2.44
Sabres Hutton 17-25-5 .908 3.02

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Ryan Johansen

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Post-Game Report: 3/19 vs. Nashville

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(48-14-10)
0 2 2 4 32
Sabres
(23-37-12)
0 0 0 0 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss snapped Buffalo’s three-game point streak (2-0-1) against Nashville.
  • The road team has now won each of the last five meetings between these clubs.
  • The Sabres suffered their sixth shutout loss of the season, and just their third ever against the Predators. The last time Nashville shut out Buffalo was a 3-0 victory on March 21, 2015 in Nashville.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators Rinne W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Ullmark L .875 4.03

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 40-9-4 .931 2.21
Sabres Ullmark 1-1-0 .935 2.51

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Ryan Johansen

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne

Post-Game Report: 2/28 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(32-22-9)
1 1 2 1 5 41
Sabres
(26-26-11)
2 1 1 0 4 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his goal, Evander Kane now ranks sixth in the NHL with 21 even-strength goals this season despite not scoring his first until Dec. 3.
    • Kane’s current pace of .412 even-strength goals per game is the highest by any Sabre with at least 15 games played since Alexander Mogilny’s franchise-best mark in 1992-93 (.636).
  • With his 13th goal of the season, Brian Gionta has surpassed his total from last year through 16 fewer games played.
  • Jack Eichel (assist) now has 16 points (2+14) in February, tying Patrick Kane for second in the NHL during that span.
  • With his first career multi-point game (1+1), Jake McCabe has matched his career-best point total from last season (14) in 19 fewer games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Predators
Rinne W .875 3.82
Sabres Lehner O .878 4.78

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Predators Rinne 25-15-6 .914 2.55
Sabres Lehner 17-18-7 .922 2.63

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Filip Forsberg

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban

Post-Game Report: 11/25 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(12-6-3)
1 2 0 3 20
Sabres
(8-12-2)
0 1 1 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Evander Kane now has a point in each of his last five games against the Predators (1+4).
  • Jack Eichel scored his seventh goal of the season and his sixth at First Niagara Center.
  • Ryan O’Reilly tallied an assist on Eichel’s goal, giving him a point in his fourth consecutive game against Nashville (1+3).
  • After stopping all 12 shots he faced in relief tonight, Chad Johnson has now stopped 33 of 33 shots in two career appearances against the Predators. His other appearance was his first NHL shutout on Jan. 28, 2013 and came as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • With a corsi for percentage of 78.8% at even strength (26 attempts for, 7 against), Evander Kane led all skaters and posted the seventh best CF% of his career. It was his best since his career-best 86.7% on Dec. 7, 2014.
  • Evander Kane recorded 24:34 of ice time tonight, his highest total since Nov. 15, 2014 vs. PHI (25:19).
  • Tyler Ennis missed tonight’s game with an upper-body injury.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Marcus Foligno

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Mike Fisher

Predators forward Cody Hodgson

Predators goaltender Carter Hutton

Post-Game Report: 2/22 vs. NSH

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Predators
(40-13-7)
0 0 1 0 1 2 38
Sabres
(17-38-5)
0 1 0 0 0 1 17

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, Buffalo falls to 7-3 in the shootout this season (64-49 all-time).
  • The Sabres went 7-for-8 on the penalty kill tonight. It was the first time Buffalo has killed off seven penalties in a game since March 8, 2011 at PIT (7-for-7).
  • Michal Neuvirth stopped 37 of 38 shots tonight and is now 1-2-2 in the five games since the Sabres traded Jhonas Enroth to Dallas, logging a .951 save percentage and a 1.73 goals-against average in those games.
  • Neuvirth is now 2-0-1 in three career games against the Predators with a .959 save percentage and a 1.29 goals-against average.
  • With his assist tonight, Matt Moulson has extended his point streak to three games (1+2).
  • Zach Bogosian led all Sabres in ice time for the fifth straight game with a TOI of 28:07. Bogosian has averaged 28:08 of ice time in five games with the Sabres, logging seven shots, 26 hits and 16 blocked shots.
  • Andre Benoit skated a career-high 27:25.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette

Predators forward Mike Ribeiro

Predators forward Cody Franson

Predators goaltender Carter Hutton