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Post-Game Report: 12/31 vs. NY Islanders

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(21-13-4)
0 1 2 3 33
Sabres
(21-13-6)
0 0 1 1 40

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dropped the Sabres to 12-5-3 at home this season.
  • The Sabres are now 12-11-3 all-time in New Year’s Eve home games, including a 1-4-1 record against the Islanders.
  • Buffalo went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight to improve to a league-best 33-for-36 (91.7%) in December.
  • Vladimir Sobotka appeared in his 500th NHL game tonight.
  • With tonight’s goal, Kyle Okposo now has points in three straight meetings with the Islanders (2+1).
  • Tage Thompson tied his career high with his second career five-shot night (last: Jan. 9, 2018 vs. Florida).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders Lehner W .975 1.00
Sabres Hutton L .938 2.04

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Lehner 9-6-3 .930 2.14
Sabres Hutton 13-12-3 .917 2.63

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Tage Thompson

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz

Islanders forward Brock Nelson

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy

Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner

Post-Game Report: 12/29 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(21-14-4)
1 0 1 1 3 42
Sabres
(21-12-6)
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: 12/22 vs. Anaheim

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(19-14-5)
0 0 0 0 40
Sabres
(21-11-5)
1 0 2 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 9-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season, including a 6-0-1 record at home, and earned their first season sweep of the Ducks since the 2011-12 season.
  • Buffalo is now 12-4-2 (.722) at home this season. The .722 points percentage puts the Sabres on pace for their eighth-best home record in franchise history and the best since the 1982-83 season (25-7-8, .725).
  • Linus Ullmark made 40 saves to record his second career shutout and second of the season. He became the first Sabres goaltender to record a 40-plus save shutout since Chad Johnson (44 saves) on Dec. 17, 2015 vs. Anaheim.
    • Ullmark finished the game ranked 10th in the NHL among qualifying goaltenders (min. 12 GP) with a .922 save percentage.
  • The Sabres have now shut out the Ducks eight times in the 38 all-time games between the clubs (Dominik Hasek-3, Martin Biron-2, Chad Johnson-1, Ryan Miller-1, Linus Ullmark-1). This amounts to one shutout for every 4.75 meetings, the Sabres’ highest shutout-to-games ratio against any NHL team. The next highest current ratio is 10 games per shutout (Columbus, three shutouts in 30 games).
  • Rasmus Dahlin’s goal tonight was his 20th point of the season (4+16). His 20 points in 37 games are already the 10th-most ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday.
    • According to NHL PR, only three 18-year-old defensemen in NHL history have reached the 20-point mark faster than Dahlin’s 37 games: Phil Housley (28 GP), Ray Bourque (30 GP) and Aaron Ekblad (34 GP).
    • Phil Housley holds the record with 57 points (17+40) before turning 19 in 1982-83 with the Sabres.
  • With two assists tonight, Jack Eichel has tied his career high with 18 multi-point games this season. He is now tied with Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon for the league lead.
  • Sam Reinhart also recorded two assists and now has a career-best 12 on the season. The Sabres are now 16-4-3 this season when he records a point and 27-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.
  • With his assist on Dahlin’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now has points in three straight games (1+2) and 12 points (2+10) in his last 12 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Ducks Gibson L .938 2.01
Sabres Ullmark W 1.000 0.00
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Ducks Gibson 15-11-4 .926 2.52
Sabres Ullmark 8-1-3 .922 2.71

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf

Ducks defenseman Josh Manson

Post-Game Report: 12/18 vs. Florida

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(13-13-6)
0 1 4 5 36
Sabres
(20-10-5)
1 1 0 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With two points (1+1) tonight, Jeff Skinner has extended his point streak to seven games (5+4). In his last seven games against the Panthers, Skinner has eight points (6+2).
  • Skinner’s goal was his 25th of the campaign in the team’s 35th game of the season. According to the NHL, Alexander Mogilny (34th team game in 1992-93) is the only player in Sabres history to score 25 before the team’s 35th game of the season.
    • Before Skinner tonight, three other Sabres had scored their 25th goal in the team’s 35th game of the season: Rick Martin (1973-74), Gilbert Perreault (1977-78) and Thomas Vanek (2008-09).
  • Sam Reinhart’s assists tonight extended his point streak to 11 games (5+13). It’s the second-longest active streak in the NHL this season and the Sabres’ longest since Jack Eichel’s 11-game streak from Feb. 14 to March 7, 2017.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist extended his point streak to seven games (9+5).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s goal gave him 11 points (2+9) in his last 11 home games.
  • Alexander Barkov’s power-play goal ended the Sabres’ penalty killing streak at 20 consecutive kills. It was the team’s best such streak since they killed 23 in a row from Jan. 10 to 25, 2016.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo W .938 2.01
Sabres Hutton L .886 4.06

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Panthers Luongo 7-5-1 .906 2.95
Sabres Hutton 13-9-2 .917 2.61

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Panthers head coach Bob Boughner

Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov

Panthers forward Frank Vatrano

Post-Game Report: 12/13 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(13-15-2)
1 0 0 1 26
Sabres
(19-9-4)
2 0 1 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres to 11-3-2 (.750) at home and 8-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season. They are now 14-3-1 in their last 18 games against the Coyotes, including a 9-2-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
    • The team’s .750 points percentage at home puts the Sabres on pace for their fifth-best home record ever, and the best since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8, .775).
  • Carter Hutton stopped 25 of 26 shots (.962) to earn his sixth consecutive win at home. On the season, he’s 9-2-1 at home with a .928 save percentage and a 2.31 goals-against average.
  • With his 22nd goal of the season, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to four games (2+2). Jack Eichel’s assist on the goal also extended his point streak to four games (5+2).
    • Skinner has now totaled eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Coyotes.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist on Skinner’s goal extended his career-best point streak to eight games (5+6). It is the Sabres’ longest streak of the season and the third-longest active streak in the NHL.
    • Reinhart now has 24 points (8+16) in his last 24 games.
  • With their points tonight, Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary each have a goal and two assists in their last three games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper L .909 3.15
Sabres Hutton W .962 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 4-7-2 .909 2.85
Sabres Hutton 13-8-1 .919 2.53

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Christian Fischer

Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski

Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson