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Game Preview: 12/2/17 at PIT

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LAST GAME
Friday, December 1
Pittsburgh 4 at Buffalo 0
Goals: N/A
Goalie: Lehner (21 saves/25 shots)
PP: 0/4; PK: 1/1; Shots: Buffalo 34 – Pittsburgh 25

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 126)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Taylor Fedun (lower body, Nov. 17; injured reserve) – 8 games
Jacob Josefson (ankle, Nov. 28; injured reserve) – 2 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
11/26: Placed F Seth Griffith on waivers
11/27: Assigned F Seth Griffith to Rochester (AHL)
11/30: Recalled G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL); Activated D Matt Tennyson; Placed Tennyson on waivers
12/1: Assigned D Matt Tennyson and G Linus Ullmark to Rochester (AHL); Activated D Zach Bogosian from IR; Placed F Jacob Josefson on IR
12/2: Recalled F Hudson Fasching from Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8: Buffalo at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10: Buffalo at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 14: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at PENGUINS

  • This is the third and final meeting between the Sabres and Penguins this season.
  • Last meeting: Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo 4-0 in Buffalo on Dec. 1
  • The Sabres are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Penguins; 2-6-2 on the road.
  • This is the 188th game all-time between Buffalo and Pittsburgh; Buffalo has a 65-79-43 series record.
  • The Sabres are 24-49-21 on the road against the Penguins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 7-10-1 all-time on December 2.
  • December 2, 1969: The NHL announces its decision to expand to Buffalo and Vancouver in the 1970-71 season.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • If he dresses tonight, Marco Scandella will appear in his 400th NHL game.
  • Kyle Okposo has more goals (14) and points (32) against the Penguins than any other opponent. He has a point in each of his last four visits to Pittsburgh (1+3).
  • Evander Kane has 10 points (4+6) in 10 career road games against the Penguins. He’s recorded at least a point in each of his last four visits, totaling eight points (3+5) in those games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has tallied five points (2+3) in his last four road games against the Penguins.
  • Sam Reinhart has totaled five points (2+3) his last four games against Pittsburgh.

HOME-AND-HOME

  • Tonight’s game is the second in a home-and-home series between the Sabres and Penguins that began with a 4-0 Pittsburgh win last night in Buffalo.
  • The Sabres and Penguins have previously played 10 home-and-home series, with the Sabres going 7-1-2 (one tie) in the home games and 3-3-4 (four ties) in the road games. Buffalo’s points breakdown in these previous series is as follows: four points (1), three points (5), two points (3), one point (1), zero points (0).
  • The Sabres have played in 161 previous home-and-home series in franchise history, going 91-47-23 (.637) in the home games and 56-76-29 (.438) in the road games in previous series. The team is 70-62-29 (.525) all-time in the first game of these series and 77-61-23 (.550) 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 (24).

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game wraps up Buffalo’s seventh of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, which began last night with a 4-0 loss vs. Pittsburgh. The Sabres are 2-5-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 2-3-1 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to-back sets is: four points (0), three points (0), two points (4), one point (1) and zero points (1).

THE KANE EVENT

  • Evander Kane has scored 12 goals in his first 26 games played this season, tying him for 16th in the league.
  • Of his 12 goals, eight have come at even strength and three were shorthanded goals. Kane’s eight even-strength goals tie for 23rd in the league.
  • Since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Kane has scored 40 goals in 96 games. Those 40 goals tie for 23rd in the league during that span and his 33 even-strength goals rank 11th.

*All rankings after last night’s game

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

  • Eichel: 2 SHP (T-4th)
  • Kane: 3 SHG (T-1st), 3 SHP (T-1st), 118 S (2nd)
  • O’Reilly: 395 FOW (1st), 645 FO (2nd), 61.2% FO% (2nd)
  • Ristolainen: 26:43 TOI/GP (3rd)

BUF-PIT CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Chad Ruhwedel spent four seasons with the Sabres and posted two assists in 33 games from 2012-2016.

Former Penguins:

  • Matt Moulson was drafted by the Penguins in the ninth round (263rd overall) of 2003 NHL Draft but never suited up for Pittsburgh.

Victor Antipin:

  • Represented Russia alongside Evgeni Malkin at the 2015 World Championship.

Justin Falk:

  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

Josh Gorges:

  • He and Justin Schultz are both from Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Played with Sidney Crosby for Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship.

Johan Larsson:

  • Represented Sweden alongside Patric Hornqvist at the 2012 World Championship.

Jake McCabe:

  • Played with Justin Schultz for the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) during the 2011-12 season.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Ian Cole at the 2008 World Junior Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Played with Greg McKegg for the Erie Otters (OHL) during the 2008-09 season.
  • Teammates with Justin Schultz for Team Canada at the 2013 World Championship.
  • Represented Canada alongside Sidney Crosby at the 2015 World Championship and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
  • He and Matt Hunwick were teammates for the Colorado Avalanche from 2010-2014.

Jason Pominville:

  • Represented the United States alongside Phil Kessel at the 2008 World Championship.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Represented Canada alongside Kris Letang at the 2006 World Junior Championship.
  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

Rasmus Ristolainen:

  • Represented Finland alongside Olli Maata at the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

NHL Draft:

  • Benoit Pouliot (4th overall) was taken three picks after Sidney Crosby (1st overall) in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft.
  • Kyle Okposo (7th overall by the New York Islanders) and Phil Kessel (5th overall by Boston) were both first-round selections in the 2006 NHL Draft.
  • Marco Scandella (55th overall) and Justin Schultz (43rd overall) were both selected in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (33rd overall by Colorado), Robin Lehner (46th overall by Ottawa) and Brian Dumoulin (51st overall by Carolina) were all second-round picks in the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall) and Olli Maata (22nd overall) were both first-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (52), Kane (49), McCabe (46)
Blocked Shots: McCabe (38), Scandella (37), Ristolainen (30)
Shots: Kane (118), Eichel (82), O’Reilly (66)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 1-5-0 (2), 9/18, 0/18, 9/13

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-3; 109-114 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Wins
Buffalo Sabres … 4 home wins … 1,000 regular-season home wins
Games Played
Marco Scandella … 1 game … 400 career games played
Ryan O’Reilly … 4 games … 600 career games played
Sam Reinhart … 7 games … 200 career games played
Rasmus Ristolainen … 10 games … 300 career games played
Assists
Matt Moulson … 7 assists … 200 career assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 8 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Marco Scandella … 6 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
Zemgus Girgensons … 300th NHL game … Dec. 1 vs. PIT

Post-Game Report: 12/1 vs. Pittsburgh

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(13-10-3)
3 1 0 4 25
Sabres
(6-15-4)
0 0 0 0 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Penguins Jarry W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Lehner L .840 4.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins Jarry 3-0-2 .929 2.20
Sabres Lehner 5-12-2 .903 2.98

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan

Penguins forward Sidney Crosby

Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl

Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry

Game Preview: 12/1/17 vs. PIT

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Tuesday, November 28
Tampa Bay 2 at Buffalo 0
Goals: N/A
Goalie: Lehner (24 saves/26 shots)
PP: 0/3; PK: 2/3; Shots: Buffalo 34 – Tampa Bay 26

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 124)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Zach Bogosian (lower body, Oct.5; injured reserve) – 25 games
Taylor Fedun (lower body, Nov. 17; injured reserve) – 7 games
Jacob Josefson (ankle, Nov. 28) – 1 game

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
11/24: Activated D Rasmus Ristolainen from IR; Assigned D Casey Nelson to Rochester (AHL)
11/26: Placed F Seth Griffith on waivers
11/27: Assigned F Seth Griffith to Rochester (AHL)
11/30: Recalled G Linus Ullmark from Rochester (AHL); Activated D Matt Tennyson; Placed Tennyson on waivers
12/1: Assigned D Matt Tennyson and G Linus Ullmark to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, Dec. 2: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8: Buffalo at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10: Buffalo at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
PENGUINS at SABRES

  • This is the second of three meetings between the Sabres and Penguins this season.
  • Next meeting: Saturday, Dec. 2 in Pittsburgh
  • Last meeting: Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo 5-4 (OT) in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14
  • The Sabres are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Penguins; 2-8-0 at home.
  • This is the 187th game all-time between Buffalo and Pittsburgh; Buffalo has a 65-78-43 series record.
  • The Sabres are 41-29-22 at home against the Penguins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 11-5-3 all-time on December 1.
  • December 1, 1993: Dominik Hasek stops 33 Tampa Bay shots to record his second of 55 regular-season shutouts as a member of the Sabres in a 3-0 win against the Lightning.
  • December 1, 2006: The Sabres top the Rangers 4-3 in a shootout to cap an 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2) against New York.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • If he dresses tonight, Zemgus Girgensons will appear in his 300th NHL game.
  • Kyle Okposo has more goals (14) and points (32) against the Penguins than any other opponent.
  • Evander Kane has 15 points (5+10) in his last 15 games against Pittsburgh, dating back to the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has tallied six points (2+4) in his last six games against the Penguins.
  • Sam Reinhart has at least a point in each of his last three games against Pittsburgh, having totaled five points (2+3) in those games.
  • Jack Eichel has three points (2+1) in three games against the Penguins since the beginning of last season.

HOME-AND-HOME

  • Tonight’s game is the first in a home-and-home series between the Sabres and Penguins that concludes tomorrow night in Pittsburgh.
  • The Sabres and Penguins have previously played 10 home-and-home series, with the Sabres going 7-1-2 (one tie) in the home games and 3-3-4 (four ties) in the road games. Buffalo’s points breakdown in these previous series is as follows: four points (1), three points (5), two points (3), one point (1), zero points (0).
  • The Sabres have played in 161 previous home-and-home series in franchise history, going 91-47-23 (.637) in the home games and 56-76-29 (.438) in the road games in previous series. The team is 70-62-29 (.525) all-time in the first game of these series and 77-61-23 (.550) 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 (24).
  • Buffalo’s last home-and-home series sweep came in the 2014-15 season, as the Sabres beat the Canadiens on Nov. 28 and 29, 2014.

BACK-TO-BACK
Tonight’s game opens up Buffalo’s seventh of 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, which continues tomorrow night at Pittsburgh. The Sabres are 2-4-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 2-3-1 in the second game so far this season. Buffalo’s point breakdown in previous back-to-back sets is: four points (0), three points (0), two points (4), one point (1) and zero points (1).

THE KANE EVENT

  • Evander Kane has scored 12 goals in his first 25 games played this season, tying him for 12th in the league.
  • Of his 12 goals, eight have come at even strength and three were shorthanded goals. Kane’s eight even-strength goals tie for 21th in the league.
  • Since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Kane has scored 40 goals in 95 games. Those 40 goals tie for 22nd in the league during that span and his 33 even-strength goals tie for 10th.

*All rankings before 11/30 games

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 11/30 games)

  • Eichel: 2 SHP (T-4th)
  • Kane: 3 SHG (T1st), 3 SHP (T-1st), 117 S (T-1st)
  • O’Reilly: 385 FOW (1st), 627 FO (2nd), 61.4% FO% (2nd)
  • Ristolainen: 26:58 TOI/GP (3rd)

BUF-PIT CONNECTIONS
Former Sabres:

  • Chad Ruhwedel spent four seasons with the Sabres and posted two assists in 33 games from 2012-2016.

Former Penguins:

  • Matt Moulson was drafted by the Penguins in the ninth round (263rd overall) of 2003 NHL Draft but never suited up for Pittsburgh.

Victor Antipin:

  • Represented Russia alongside Evgeni Malkin at the 2015 World Championship.

Justin Falk:

  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

Josh Gorges:

  • He and Justin Schultz are both from Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Played with Sidney Crosby for Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship.

Johan Larsson:

  • Represented Sweden alongside Patric Hornqvist at the 2012 World Championship.

Jake McCabe:

  • Played with Justin Schultz for the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) during the 2011-12 season.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Ian Cole at the 2008 World Junior Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Played with Greg McKegg for the Erie Otters (OHL) during the 2008-09 season.
  • Teammates with Justin Schultz for Team Canada at the 2013 World Championship.
  • Represented Canada alongside Sidney Crosby at the 2015 World Championship and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
  • He and Matt Hunwick were teammates for the Colorado Avalanche from 2010-2014.

Jason Pominville:

  • Represented the United States alongside Phil Kessel at the 2008 World Championship.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Represented Canada alongside Kris Letang at the 2006 World Junior Championship.
  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

Rasmus Ristolainen:

  • Represented Finland alongside Olli Maata at the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

NHL Draft:

  • Benoit Pouliot (4th overall) was taken three picks after Sidney Crosby (1st overall) in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft.
  • Kyle Okposo (7th overall by the New York Islanders) and Phil Kessel (5th overall by Boston) were both first-round selections in the 2006 NHL Draft.
  • Marco Scandella (55th overall) and Justin Schultz (43rd overall) were both selected in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (33rd overall by Colorado), Robin Lehner (46th overall by Ottawa) and Brian Dumoulin (51st overall by Carolina) were all second-round picks in the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall) and Olli Maata (22nd overall) were both first-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (48), Kane (47), Falk/McCabe (44)
Blocked Shots: McCabe (37), Scandella (36), Ristolainen (27)
Shots: Kane (117), Eichel (81), O’Reilly (63)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 20/35, 5/28, 23/27
21-30: 1-4-0 (2), 9/14, 0/14, 8/12

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-3; 109-114 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty)
Nov. 14 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GWG-Sheary)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Wins
Buffalo Sabres … 4 home wins … 1,000 regular-season home wins
Games Played
Zemgus Girgensons … 1 game … 300 career games played
Marco Scandella … 2 games … 400 career games played
Ryan O’Reilly … 5 games … 600 career games played
Sam Reinhart … 8 games … 200 career games played
Assists
Matt Moulson … 7 assists … 200 career assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 8 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Marco Scandella … 6 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Game Preview: 11/14/17 at PIT

GAME-DAY RESOURCES

Game Notes NHL Stats Press Clips

LAST GAME
Saturday, November 11
Buffalo 1 at Montreal 2 (OT)
Goals: O’Reilly
Goalie: Johnson (27 saves/29 shots)
PP: 1/3; PK: 0/1; Shots: Buffalo 35 – Montreal 29

CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 90)
Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed
Evan Rodrigues (hand, Oct. 5; injured reserve) – 17 games
Zach Bogosian (lower body, Oct.5; injured reserve) – 17 games
Jacob Josefson (lower body, Oct. 17; injured reserve) – 11 games
Rasmus Ristolainen (upper body, Nov. 4; injured reserve) – 4 games
Matt Tennyson (foot, Nov. 7) – 3 games

TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS
11/9: Assigned D Zach Redmond to Rochester (AHL)
11/10: Activated D Nathan Beaulieu from IR
11/11: Activated D Josh Gorges from IR; Placed D Rasmus Ristolainen on IR
11/13: Activated F Justin Bailey from IR; assigned Bailey to Rochester (AHL)

UPCOMING GAMES
Friday, Nov. 17: Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18: Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20: Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24: Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

TONIGHT’S GAME
SABRES at PENGUINS

  • This is the first of three meetings between the Sabres and Penguins this season.
  • Next meeting: Friday, Dec. 1 in Buffalo
  • Last meeting: Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo 3-1 in Buffalo on March 21
  • The Sabres are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Penguins; 3-6-1 on the road.
  • This is the 186th game all-time between Buffalo and Pittsburgh; Buffalo has a 65-78-42 series record.
  • The Sabres are 24-49-20 on the road against the Penguins all-time.

THIS DAY IN SABRES HISTORY

  • The Sabres are 7-3-6 all-time on November 14.
  • November 14, 2009: Tyler Ennis scores in his NHL debut and the Sabres top the Flyers 3-2 in Philadelphia.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The Sabres are seeking their first win in Pittsburgh since winning in both visits during the 2012-13 season.
  • Jason Pominville has tallied at least one point in each of his last seven road games against the Penguins, totaling eight points (2+6) in those games.
  • Evander Kane has nine points (3+6) in nine career visits to Pittsburgh, including seven points (2+5) in the last three.
  • Matt Moulson has a point in each of his three road games against Pittsburgh since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, totaling two goals and an assist.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has tallied seven points (3+4) in his last seven games against the Penguins.
  • Kyle Okposo has more goals (14) and points (31) against the Penguins than any other opponent.
  • Ryan O’Reilly has 12 points (6+6) in his last 12 games. He’s also totaled 15 points (6+9) in his last 15 road games dating back to last season, including 11 points (5+6) in 10 road games this season.

THE KANE EVENT

  • Evander Kane enters tonight’s game with nine goals in his first 17 games played this season. With a goal tonight, Kane would be off to the quickest start to career, topping his mark of 10 goals in his first 22 games in 2011-12.
  • Kane’s nine goals this season tied him for 11th in the NHL entering play Monday.
  • Since scoring his first goal of the 2016-17 season on Dec. 3, 2016, Kane has scored 37 goals in 75 games. Entering play Monday, those 37 goals tied for fifth-most in the league during that span and his 30 even-strength goals ranked second.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings before 11/13 games)

  • Eichel: 2 SHP (T-3rd)
  • Kane: 3 SHG (1st), 3 SHP (T-1st), 82 S (2nd)
  • O’Reilly: 247 FOW (1st), 415 FO (2nd), 59.5% FO% (7th)
  • Pouliot: 3 GWG (T-6th)
  • Ristolainen: 27:09 TOI/GP (2nd)

BUF-PIT CONNECTIONS

Former Sabres:

  • Chad Ruhwedel spent four seasons with the Sabres and posted two assists in 33 games from 2012-2016.

Former Penguins:

  • Matt Moulson was drafted by the Penguins in the ninth round (263rd overall) of 2003 NHL Draft but never suited up for Pittsburgh.

Victor Antipin:

  • Represented Russia alongside Evgeni Malkin at the 2015 World Championship.

Nicholas Baptiste:

  • Played with Frank Corrado for the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) during the 2011-12 season.

Jack Eichel:

  • Teammates with Matthew Murray for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Justin Falk:

  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

Taylor Fedun:

  • Played with Justin Schultz for the Edmonton Oilers during the 2013-14 season.

Josh Gorges:

  • He and Justin Schultz are both from Kelowna, British Columbia.
  • Played with Sidney Crosby for Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championship.

Seth Griffith:

  • Played with Greg McKegg for the Florida Panthers during part of the 2016-17 season. They were also teammates during part of the 2011-12 season for the London Knights (OHL).
  • He and Olli Maatta were teammates for the London Knights (OHL) from 2011-2013.
  • Teammates with Frank Corrado for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2016-17 season.

Johan Larsson:

  • Represented Sweden alongside Patric Hornqvist at the 2012 World Championship.

Jake McCabe:

  • Played with Justin Schultz for the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) during the 2011-12 season.

Kyle Okposo:

  • Represented the United States alongside Ian Cole at the 2008 World Junior Championship.

Ryan O’Reilly:

  • Played with Greg McKegg for the Erie Otters (OHL) during the 2008-09 season.
  • Teammates with Justin Schultz for Team Canada at the 2013 World Championship.
  • Represented Canada alongside Sidney Crosby at the 2015 World Championship and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Jason Pominville:

  • Represented the United States alongside Phil Kessel at the 2008 World Championship.

Benoit Pouliot:

  • Represented Canada alongside Kris Letang at the 2006 World Junior Championship.
  • Played with Carl Hagelin for the New York Rangers during the 2013-14 season.

NHL Draft:

  • Benoit Pouliot (4th overall) was taken three picks after Sidney Crosby (1st overall) in the first round of the 2005 NHL Draft.
  • Kyle Okposo (7th overall by the New York Islanders) and Phil Kessel (5th overall by Boston) were both first-round selections in the 2006 NHL Draft.
  • Marco Scandella (55th overall) and Justin Schultz (43rd overall) were both selected in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (33rd overall by Colorado), Robin Lehner (46th overall by Ottawa) and Brian Dumoulin (51st overall by Carolina) were all second-round picks in the 2009 NHL Draft.
  • Zemgus Girgensons (14th overall) and Olli Maata (22nd overall) were both first-round picks in the 2012 NHL Draft.
  • Nicholas Baptiste (69th overall) was taken eight picks before Jake Guentzel (77th overall) in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft.

SABRES REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Hits: Ristolainen (38), Kane (37), Pouliot (31)
Blocked Shots: Scandella (28), McCabe (27), Ristolainen (15)
Shots: Kane (82), Eichel (52), O’Reilly (43)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 3-5-2 (8), 26/36, 5/36, 29/35
11-20: 2-4-1 (5), 14/24, 3/21, 10/13

OVERTIME RESULTS (1-2; 109-113 all-time)
Oct. 17 at VGK: L, 5-4 (GWG-Perron)
Oct. 21 at BOS: W, 5-4 (GWG-O’Reilly)
Nov. 11 at MTL: L, 2-1 (GWG-Pacioretty)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (0-1; 69-65 all-time)
Oct. 5 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Drouin)

MILESTONES APPROACHING (Player … Needs … Milestone)
Wins
Buffalo Sabres … 5 home wins … 1,000 regular-season home wins
Games Played
Johan Larsson … 5 games … 200 career games played
Zemgus Girgensons … 9 games … 300 career games played
Marco Scandella … 10 games … 400 career games played
Assists
Matt Moulson … 7 assists … 200 career assists
Rasmus Ristolainen … 10 assists … 100 career assists
Points
Sam Reinhart … 5 points … 100 career points
Marco Scandella … 8 points … 100 career points

RECENT MILESTONES
N/A

Post-Game Report: 3/21 vs. Pittsburgh

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Penguins
(46-17-9)
1 0 2 3 34
Sabres
(30-32-12)
0 0 1 1 30

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Note

  • Zach Bogosian led all skaters with a career-high 33:29 of ice time tonight, topping his previous mark of 32:23, set on Feb. 19, 2015 at Philadelphia.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Penguins
Murray W .967 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .912 3.03

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins Murray 28-9-3 .924 2.38
Sabres Lehner 20-23-8 .921 2.65

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan

Penguins forward Conor Sheary

Penguins forward Nick Bonino

Penguins goaltender Matthew Murray