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Post-Game Report: 2/9 vs. ANA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Ducks
(29-17-10)
1 0 4 5 44
Sabres
(22-22-10)
0 1 1 2 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres failed to get a point at home for the first time since Dec. 29 vs. Boston, ending a 6-0-1 run at KeyBank Center.
  • Anaheim became the first Pacific Division team to earn a regulation win at KeyBank Center since a 3-2 Edmonton win on Nov. 7, 2014, ending a 13-0-3 run at home against the Pacific Division for the Sabres.
    • The Sabres are now 12-2-3 in their last 17 home games against the Western Conference and 10-5-2 overall against the West this season.
  • Anaheim’s first goal snapped a streak of 218:39 without allowing a 5-on-5 goal for Robin Lehner that dated back to Jan. 31 at Montreal. The streak included 105 saves and 186:37 of 5-on-5 ice time.
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gives him 16 points (7+9) in 16 home games this season, including nine (3+6) in his last six contests at home.
  • Kyle Okposo’s assist on Eichel’s goal extended his point streak to four games (2+2) and gives him nine points (5+4) in nine career games against Anaheim.
  • Ryan O’Reilly (assist) now has at least a point in each of his last five home games (3+4) and 15 points (5+10) in his last 13 games at KeyBank Center.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist tonight gives him 12 points (4+8) in his last 12 home games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Ducks
Gibson
Bernier
W
ND
.917
1.000
2.22
0.00
Sabres Lehner L .907 4.03

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Ducks Gibson
Bernier
21-13-8
8-4-2
.920
.906
2.29
2.80
Sabres Lehner 13-15-6 .923 2.57

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle

Ducks forward Corey Perry

Ducks forward Antoine Vermette

Ducks forward Rickard Rakell

Post-Game Report: 12/16 vs. NYI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Islanders
(11-13-6)
1 1 0 0 2 35
Sabres
(12-11-6)
0 1 1 1 3 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 7-3-2 in their last 12 games, including a 6-2-1 record in their last nine home games.
  • Nine of the last 10 games between these teams in Buffalo (and 14 of the last 18 overall) have been decided by a single goal.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two points (1+1) tonight, including the game-winning goal. Ristolainen now has points in a career-best five straight games, totaling nine points (2+7) during that span.
    • Ristolainen, who finished the game tied for 12th in the league with 19 assists, has assisted on 31.1 percent of his teammates’ goals this season.
  • With his goal tonight, Matt Moulson now has seven points (6+1) in eight career games against the Islanders.
    • Moulson finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven power-play goals this season.
  •  With his assist tonight, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 games.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Islanders Berube O .919 2.97
Sabres Lehner W .943 1.98

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Islanders Berube 0-0-1 .921 2.71
Sabres Lehner 7-9-4 .920 2.45

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Matt Moulson

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano

Islanders forward Shane Prince

Islanders forward Ryan Strome

Islanders goaltender Jean-Francois Berube

Post-Game Report: 12/6 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(14-10-4)
0 2 1 0 3 37
Sabres
(10-10-6)
2 0 1 1 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 5-2-2 in their last nine games.
  • The Sabres are now 8-1-3 in their last 12 home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Sabres have defeated the Oilers twice in a season for the first time since going 2-1-0 in the season series in 1985-86. Buffalo last swept the season series against Edmonton in 2011-12, when the Sabres earned a win in the lone game between the teams for the seventh consecutive season (2005-06 to 2011-12; no matchups in 2007-08).
  • With two goals, Evander Kane now has a point in four of his last five games (3+2), including at least one in each of his last three home games.
  • Brian Gionta’s goal gave him eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Oilers.
  • With the game-winning goal and two assists, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (1+6) in his last five games and eight points (2+6) in his last six games against the Oilers.
    • Ristolainen finished the game tied for 16th in the NHL with 15 assists and tied for ninth among NHL defensemen with 16 points.
  • Ryan O’Reilly recorded two assists tonight and now has six points (2+4) in his last five games.
    • O’Reilly has 23 points (9+14) in his last 20 games against Edmonton, including points in five straight (5+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot O .846 3.97
Sabres Nilsson W .919 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot 13-9-3 .914 2.60
Sabres Nilsson 5-2-2 .932 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Drake Caggiula

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl

SABRES SIGN RISTOLAINEN TO SIX-YEAR DEAL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 11, 2016) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.4 million.

“Rasmus has already proven to be a pivotal player on our blue line and we are eager to have him back with the team,” Sabres General Manager Tim Murray said. “This deal is a reflection of the hard work and improvement Rasmus has shown since being drafted and we hope to see him continue on this trajectory moving forward.”

Ristolainen (6’4”, 207 lbs., 10/27/1994) established new career-highs and led all Sabres defensemen in games played (82), goals (9), assists (32) and points (41) last season. He also ranked 10th in the NHL with an average time on ice per game of 25:16 and ninth among NHL defensemen with 202 shots. In September, he represented Finland at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, tallying six shots and averaging 23:02 of ice time in three tournament games.

Since being drafted by the Sabres in the first round (8th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Ristolainen has played in three NHL seasons. The Turku, Finland, native has recorded 65 points (19+46) and 65 penalty minutes in 194 career games.

SABRES QUALIFY SEVEN RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 27, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Daniel Catenacci, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons; defensemen Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson, Rasmus Ristolainen; goaltender Jason Kasdorf.