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SABRES HEAD COACH PHIL HOUSLEY RELIEVED OF DUTIES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 7, 2019) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.

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

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: 3/31 vs. Columbus

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blue Jackets
(45-30-4)
3 1 0 4 36
Sabres
(31-38-10)
0 0 0 0 38

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blue Jackets
Bobrovsky W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Ullmark L .889 4.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blue Jackets Bobrovsky 36-23-1 .914 2.55
Sabres Ullmark 14-14-5 .904 3.17

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe

Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella

Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski

Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky

Post-Game Report: 3/28 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(29-38-10)
1 1 2 1 5 34
Sabres
(31-36-10)
0 2 2 0 4 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Victor Olofsson, who made his NHL debut tonight, has become the 500th player ever to play for the Sabres in the regular season or playoffs.
  • Olofsson recorded his first career point with an assist on Jack Eichel’s third-period goal.
  • Eichel’s goal was the 100th of his NHL career. He now has nine points (4+5) in nine games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2016-17 season. In his career, he has tallied seven points (4+3) in seven games against the Red Wings on home ice.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Casey Mittelstadt has four points (2+2) in his last four games and four points (3+1) in four career games against the Red Wings.
  • With his tally tonight, Kyle Okposo now has a goal in each of his last two games against Detroit.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard W .897 3.86
Sabres Ullmark O .853 4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard 21-20-5 .908 3.04
Sabres Ullmark 14-13-5 .904 3.15

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Victor Olofsson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red wings forward Dylan Larkin

Red wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi